The Sun Still Rises, Surviving and Thriving After Grief and Loss by Shawn Doyle, CSP – A Book Review


The Sun Still Rises – Surviving and Thriving After Grief and Loss

By Shawn Doyle, CSP

Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257,  978-0768405279, $ 14.99, 2014, 188 Pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

One Man’s Story of Dealing with Grief and Loss – Steps to Healing, Recovery, and Hope

Professional speaker, author, and advocate for life-long learning Shawn Doyle describes the emotions of his “soul crunching feelings” and the “painful agonizing soul searching” grief at the loss of his wife of 32 years in “The Sun Still Rises – Surviving and Thriving after Grief and Loss.”

Doyle helps the reader recognize and accept the fact that grieving is a personal process; there are no set formulas that work for everyone. He demystifies misinformation and the dangers of trying to fit into society’s rules. He shares his own experiences to help readers know what to expect and some pointers on evaluating their status and formulating plans while designing a new life.

Shawn writes with passion. Every page is infused with hope, empathy, and motivation. Chapters may begin and end with a motivating concept dealing with the specific theme of the material. I found these to be especially uplifting and reassuring. Doyle’s wring style is well organized and formatted filled with thoughtful descriptive phrases and a comfortable and a communication style that draws in the reader. I am looking forward to reading more of Shawn’s books.

Shawn’s goal in writing this book is to help others who are suffering through their loss. “The Sun Still Rises – Surviving and Thriving After Grief and Loss” is a personal story of love and hope including practical guidelines for coping with the process of grief and moving on to find a new life.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

 

Bronner – A Journey to Understand – A Book Review


Bronner – A Journey to Understand
By: Sherri Burgess
New Hope Publishers
P O Box 12065, Birmingham, AL 35202
978-1625915009, $ 16.99, 2016, 222 Pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
Finding Triumph in the Midst of Tragedy

‘’Bronner – A Journey to Understand” is a memorable, heart wrenching story that will impact the reader and linger in their thoughts long after the books’ covers are closed.

Sherri Burgess challenges the reader to find triumph in the midst of personal adversity through God’s limitless grace. Sherri’s writing is sensitive, filled with beautiful descriptions of defining moment, inner struggles, and personal victory.

A supplemental interactive reader’s guide: a resource for personal growth with life changing questions for application, contemplation, which will lead the reader to pursue a pure heart, manifest by a passion to know the heart of God, The study guide is designed for individual or small group use.

“Bronner – A Journey to Understand” will resonate with every parent and family who has experienced the loss of a child through death.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.