A daughter's narrative about life with and without her father, whose death plunges her into deep grief but gradually becomes her most compelling reason to hope.
Like so many Christian women, Rebecca, her mother, and her two sisters love a man who does not walk beside them in faith. As his cancer returns after a year of remission, they face his last days. As the women in his life struggle to savor their final times together and let go, he finally reaches out to God, and tells them so. Her father's death opens the landscape of heaven and hope to her. She beautifully renders those visions as well as the underbelly of sorrow as she is finally forced to wake up to the world, to new hungers, and to a far more dangerous faith. Here is a spiritual coming of age manifesto that will take its place alongside Voskamp and Lamott as uplifting writing on loss, grief, and growing up, quick.
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About the Author
REBECCA RENE JONES is a 2005 graduate of Grove City College, Pa., coffee addict, double-wedding survivor, neat-nick, and new mom. Also known as Becky, she blogs at www.rebeccarenejones.com, where she celebrates "the fervent life" of rubber-meets-road spirituality and wonderfully imperfect parenting. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, Nate, and their toddler tornado, Patrick Henry.
Table of Contents
Author's Note xi
Chapter 1 No Round-Trip Flights 1
Chapter 2 The Man Who Drank a Lake 4
Chapter 3 Lots of Knocking 16
Chapter 4 Ties as Tissues 32
Chapter 5 Holy Mud 49
Chapter 6 Sorting Laundry 60
Chapter 7 Newton for Newton 82
Chapter 8 A Rose for a Thorn 92
Chapter 9 One More Jump 111
Chapter 10 Lawnmower Man 128
Chapter 11 All You Can Eat 146
Chapter 12 A Highway 156
Chapter 13 The Long Way Home 170
Chapter 14 Tucking in Tight 177
Chapter 15 Forget the Harps 190
Commission: The Best Kind of Hungry 197