Melissa: A Father's Lessons from a Daughter's Suicide

Melissa: A Father's Lessons from a Daughter's Suicide


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Melissa: A Father's Lessons from a Daughter's Suicide by Frank Page, Lawrence Kimbrough

Desperately hurting people take their own lives every day throughout the world, yet the church is not on top of the epidemic and often seems ill- equipped to address it biblically and effectively.

Frank Page, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, learned this firsthand when he and his wife Dayle lost their daughter, Melissa, to suicide in 2009. Writing from personal experience, he examines the biblical truths that carried him through such a painful time and that minister to him on dark days still known to come around.
Ultimately, Melissa: A Father's Lessons from a Daughter's Suicide is beauty from ashes, a book of wisdom and hope that Page wishes he could have read before going through this valley, and a resource the church can use to directly address an all-too-real problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433679100
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 826,083
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Frank Page is president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee in Nashville, Tennessee.

Lawrence Kimbrough has cowritten many books including New York Times No. 1 best seller The Love Dare.

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Melissa: A Father's Lessons from a Daughter's Suicide 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found Melissa to be an inspirational book, and I find some of the comments offensive. Having been a member of a church that Dr. Page served as interim, I found him to be a kind and compassionate man. Individuals that write nasty comments should remember, "There but by the grace of God go I." The book would be helpful to anyone that has thought of suicide, or experienced it in there family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suicide doesn’t just affect only one individual; it affects everyone! Frank Page pulls back the curtain and reveals his heart from a unique perspective as a grieving father… He and his family are still grieving from this fairly recent catastrophic event in their lives. What are the red flags to look for? As parents, what can we do to learn from this? I’m appreciative of his candidness and his vulnerability expressed in his book… May no parent go through what they went through.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Frank Page is a hurting confused man. He loves his daughter and defends her and puts her down at the same time. I thought he might understand mental illness after what he has been through but he doesn't get it at all. He puts down psychiatric medication. He shows how Baptists have pushed their own children to suicide. Believe me, as a former member of his church, Taylors First Baptist, they will make a depressed person even more depressed because they are so judgemental and unforgiving. I wonder why did the girl have to give up her baby at the age of 19? Was it to protect her daddy's image so she did it because, "daddy, I love you and I'll do anything you tell me to even though it kills me inside". the Page's certainly had enough money to care for a grandchild. Page also puts down his daughter for attending AA meetings where it is likely she found acceptance and support and unconditional love you will not find in his former church.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just listened to Frank Page talking about this book on the Mike Huckabee show. (I don't normally listen to him. I just happened to turn the radio on and hear the upcoming topic and decided to listen.) Anyway, I heard Frank Page claim to love his now deceased daughter and then go on to call her sometimes "meaner than a junkyard dog." Funny thing, I believe I have heard my own Southern Baptist deacon father refer to my deceased sister using the exact same phrase. Like Melissa, my sister killed herself after a long battle with mental illness and drug abuse. My father still refuses to admit his role in her death. Sure, she took her life with her own hands, but he was the one who lead her onto that dark path. I know what the skeletons in my family's closet look like. It makes me wonder if the ones in the Page closet look the same