When her husband, Jim, died of a sudden heart attack, Susan had nowhere to turn but to the God she had served all her life as a pastor’s wife and missionary. As she daily spent time in her Bible and poured out her heart onto the pages of her journal, a remarkable thing happened. Susan watched God turn her disappointment into discovery. She learned that even in the throes of agonizing sorrow, peace is attainable, and hope is certain.
A day-by-day chronicle of Susan’s first year alone, Living Without Jim is like a bittersweet piece of musicat times groaning, at times lilting. Ultimately, it resounds with love for the Creator who tenderly held her until she understood deep in her soul that she could indeed rejoice in her suffering, that her pain contains purpose, and her lifeeven without Jimstill has meaning.
Read it as a memoir or as a daily devotional. Either way, it will challenge your perspective on loss and show you how to livenot just exist.
|Publisher:||Deep River Books|
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Living Without Jim is an incredible account of a woman's journey after the death of her husband. It's an amazing story of God's sustaining powerand supernatural strength that carried her during her time of overwhelming grief and loss. This book is a must-read for anyone that has lost someone they love!
-Martha Munizzi, international praise and worship recording artist
Sue Keddy gives the reader an intimate, heartfelt look into the life experiences that brought her closer to the presence of the Lord. By overcoming incredible tragedy, she has found the strength and determination to embrace the calling God has on her life. Living Without Jim will break your heart, awaken your mind, and breathe new life into your soul. Overflowing with emotion and inspiration, it is an amazing testament of the resiliency of the human spirit. I recommend this book to anyone who has lost hope or is feeling stagnant, so that they may surge forward with renewed faith and a greater understanding of God’s purpose.
-Pastor Matthew Barnett, co-founder of the Dream Center
Sue Keddy’s perfect world came crashing down in a few agonizing seconds when the love of her life was snatched away. With disarming candidness, Sue allows us a glimpse of some of her most intimate moments of heartache and comfort, discouragement and hope, struggle and triumph. The account, however, reads like a love story, a modern-day Song of Songsbut one in which the beloved, separated from and pining for her lover, finds her healing, comfort, and strength in the very Jesus whose love had captured them both and bound them so closely together through life. Engagingly honest, beautiful in its simplicity and captivating in its appeal, Living Without Jim is a rich blend of priceless biblical reflection and devotional depth. The radiance of Jesus shines brilliantly through this moving testimony of a courageous woman’s journey of faith. But be warned: you will have moments when you want to take your shoes off as you feel the breath of angels, a gentle breeze parts the curtain of heaven...and you find yourself staring into the face of eternity!
-Dr. Ivan Satyavrata, leader of the Assemblies of God church and its network of ministries in Kolkata, India; author of The Holy Spirit: Lord and Life-Giver
Here you will find raw emotion, deep sadness, living hope, and a transparency that is rarely expressed by Christian authors. You will come to know an exceptional person, a great missionary, an amazing wife, a devoted mother, and a passionate Christ-follower. More than that, if you read this amazing journal, you will be confronted by an authentic faith and challenged to serve Christ more. So be prepared. We are certain this book will find a unique place in Christian literature; it’s a valuable addition to our understanding of time, space, eternity, and grief.
-Drs. Paul and Carol Alexander, missionary educators and motivators. Paul serves as president and Carol as director of post-graduate studies at Trinity Bible College, Ellendale, ND