Light That Never Dies: A Story of Hope in the Shadows of Grief

Light That Never Dies: A Story of Hope in the Shadows of Grief

by Hendricks
     
 

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I cannot remember the last time I was moved as deeply by a book . . . I will never look at human suffering the same way.
— Peggy Wehmeyer, host, "The World Vision Report," former religion correspondent, ABC News

In the prime of his life, William Hendricks lost his wife to breast cancer. Yet he could say, "Give thanks to the

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I cannot remember the last time I was moved as deeply by a book . . . I will never look at human suffering the same way.
— Peggy Wehmeyer, host, "The World Vision Report," former religion correspondent, ABC News

In the prime of his life, William Hendricks lost his wife to breast cancer. Yet he could say, "Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good." In a warm, gentle style, Bill shares God's goodness and how it manifests itself in a variety of ways, including deeply personal pain.

A powerful book—more about life than death . . . I encourage you not to miss the journey.
— Kathy Peel, author, and contributing editor, Family Circle magazine

[This book was] forged in the furnace of adversity. The power and light that will lift your soul from this book merge the rare combination of intellectual honesty and clear theological thinking poured through a broken heart. You'll be glad you read it.
— Chip Ingram, teaching pastor, Living on the Edge radio

“… If you are in the midst of a trial or are desperately in need of hope, this is a must read.
— Mario Zandstra, president and CEO, Pine Cove Camps

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881273691
Publisher:
Moody Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

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I approach grief as a Christian, and I write from my perspective as a Christian. However, this book is not just for Christians. It's for anyone who knows grief, loss, pain, or suffering. Because the experience of those sorrows is universal. I recognize that not every reader will share my beliefs. That's fine. My hope is that regardless of your faith, religion, or spirituality, you will benefit from my experience. Because should you ever find yourself in the House of Mourning, you'll discover a perfect cross section of the world. We've got people with all kinds of beliefs and disbeliefs about God here. And the interesting thing about mourning is that it more or less forces out what people really hold to and hold on to.

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I cannot remember the last time I was moved as deeply by a book . . . I will never look at human suffering the same way.
-Peggy Wehmeyer, host, "The World Vision Report," former religion correspondent, ABC News

A powerful book -- more about life than death . . . I encourage you not to miss the journey.
-Kathy Peel, author, and contributing editor, Family Circle magazine

The Light That Never Dies offers hope -- hope that doesn't glibly brush away tears but hope that embraces and cradles those tears in arms of strength, empathy and divine wisdom.
-Joe White, president, Kanakuk Kamps, Inc.

The best, most lucid description of what [grief] is like and how to move forward.
-Bob Buford, author, Halftime and Finishing Well

Bill Hendricks has passed through the "valley of the shadow" and shows us the way -- God's way.
-Dennis Rainey, president, FamilyLife

Bill Hendricks shares a story that helps us see more clearly how, in the face of grief, our best thoughts and finest reasonings will always pale before the light of that hope which shines the Love of God, from His own heart --  the source of that hope!
-Jack W. Hayford, president, International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, chancellor, The King's College and Seminary, and founding pastor, The Church on the Way

This inspiring and insightful book delivers a vibrant message that God finds us and fills up the hole in our heart with Himself.
-Cindy Brinker Simmons, president, Levenson & Brinker Public Relations

With a transparency that is at times unsettling, Bill Hendricks allows the reader to see the way through death's dark abyss to "the light that never dies."
-Joseph M. Stowell, teaching pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel

Bill's story will leave you with the calm assurance that God's grace will be there in your time of need.
-Andy Stanley, pastor, North Point Community Church

The Light That Never Dies is profound, intelligent, well-expressed and reflects a balance of faith that is exceedingly refreshing.  This truth is not only for those who have experienced the death of a loved one, but for all those who struggle with the security of God's love in the midst of challenging circumstances.
-Marilyn Meberg, "Women of Faith"

These "words of life" were forged in the furnace of adversity.  The power and light that will lift your soul from this book merge the rare combination of intellectual honesty and clear theological thinking poured through a broken heart. You'll be glad you read it.
-Chip Ingram, CEO and president, Walk Thru the Bible, teaching pastor, Living on the Edge radio

Grief, struggle, pain, honest questions, hard reality.  Bill Hendricks can help anyone as they move forward in journeys of their own.
-Robert Lewis, pastor and author, The Church of Irresistible Influence

The Light that Never Dies provides comfort and calm for those staggering through the disordered equilibrium that characterizes profound grief.
-William R. Cutrer M.D., director, A Woman's Choice Resource Center, Louisville, Kentucky

In this book, ordinary people will find answers to the horrible questions which suffering shouts in our ears.  The shape and language of these reflections will touch your heart, open your mind, and deepen the reservoir of your faith for whatever life brings you.
-William L. Murdoch, rector, All Saints' Church

Bill reveals the beauty, depth, and sufficiency of God's lovingkindness.  If you are in the midst of a trial or are desperately in need of hope, this is a must read.
-Mario Zandstra, president and CEO, Pine Cove Camps

Meet the Author


WILLIAM D. HENDRICKS Bill Hendricks is President of The Giftedness Center, a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in organizational effectiveness and individual career guidance. He is the author or coauthor of twenty books, including Your Work Matters to God, Living by the Book, and The Power of Uniqueness. He has written for numerous publications and shares his thoughts regularly at www.BillHendricks.net. Bill holds an undergraduate degree in English from Harvard University, a master of science in mass communications from Boston University, and a master of arts in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the proud father of three grown daughters by his late wife, Nancy, and is now re-married to Lynn Turpin Hendricks.

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