To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.
Review this product
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
5.0 out of 5 starsRiding the grief train
Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2015
It's the worst when it's your kids..I read Greg's book twice the 1st time right after my 34yr daughters sudden death, I was desperately looking for a quick fix for the pain I was in, thinking since I'd been to The Harvest Crusade in Philly a while back I knew Greg's style of preaching, down to earth..I was so distraught and mixed up with emotions, I thought yeah yeah I get it test of faith, joy will come, we'll be together again..but I'm drowning what's gonna fix that, I was a train wreck for 22 months..than I picked up Greg's book again read it again and said hey I've not bipolar, he's been on the same grief train and I now see I wasn't alone there was one set of footsteps in the sand. I give the book 5 stars and I know I'll have to read it again come mothers day, my Sara's birthday..I have added Greg and his Topher in my prayers..the grief train is the long black train that breaks every parents heart..but this world isn't forever eternity is and if this is my cross that opens the gate to heaven I'll suck it up and keep my heart and mind looking towards heaven...
I just received this book and have not read it yet, Im sure the content, like all of Greg Laurie's books, is excellent. However, I was surprised, its a very small book. So my comment is regarding the price for its size. It only measures 4.5 x 6.5 inches, smaller than most paperbacks, Im not sure I would have paid $14.95 for it had I seen before buying. A book this small should not be priced over $9.00 max. The kindle version was only $2.99, if interested in the topic I recommend you buy that instead and save $12.
I purchased this book over a year ago, and just started to read it. My daughter passed away of breast cancer. All things about loosing a child is just wrong and out of order. The grief is different than any other death. I see myself in so much of this book. I am struggling with my faith, why would God allow this? What good can come from this? BUT as I read this book I am reminded that this life is temporary, my daughter is ALIVE! and we should focus more on Heaven. My hopelessness is eased as I read.
5.0 out of 5 starsHow to recover from a severe hurt
Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2009
I bought this book because I read Greg Laurie's comments often and reasized that he had lost his son. I lost my son and loosing a child is the worst experience that a person can live through. He was my baby. I have somewhat learned to live with my lose but I will never stop missing him. Greg lost his son too although he he was in his 30's and had children. My son died in a diving accident in Ocean City, Md and was 18. I have lived to live with it better. God sacificed his only begotten son for us. Greg put's it all together and I know that my son is in heaven and I will see him again. I am a christian and therefore my faith will be tested. When I asked God to take me, he didn't, because he knew I couldn't leave my daughter and now God has blessed me with a woncerfull grandson who my daughter named after her brother and what a blessing he is to me!
Pastor Greg Laurie is a very compassionate and caring man to be able to share from his heart the depths of anguish he and his wife have been through with the loss of their son. Reading about how God is faithful to bring you through such a tragedy is what you need to understand and believe because Greg has experienced it, he and his wife walked through the valley. This is a story about God and how he can be trusted to see you through your darkest hour.
Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2014
Like the title reads, this book is full of hope. Hope in that Jesus loves us and there is eternal life. Hope in seeing our loved one(s) again. Greg Laurie is such a touching pastor in that he knows how to express Jesus's love for us through himself. He may not know or realize this, but God chose him because of His knowing how Greg would communicate God's love. What more can I say. His book has given me hope, hope that I will see my son again. I bought the audio book and listen to it over and over again. Listen and hear words of encouragement and hope that will reach the deepest parts of your heart and begin to heal.
5.0 out of 5 starslightchaser recommends this book very highly!!!
Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2009
This is a very heartfelt and inspiring book! Very short and easy read. Like all Greg Laurie books it was a very hard one to put down. If anyone as suffered the loss of a child or loved one, then this is a must to read. It will certainly put you on a path of renewal,recovery and healing. One will get a much better understanding of the actual reward awaits us when ones we love pass on to the other side, when their work here is complete and the Lord is ready for their biggest assignment yet in their heavenly home. After all, we are here only for a vapor of a second as comparied to eternity. Wonderful book...I will purchase more to give to ones who are suffering loss!