Tuesday evening, I finished reading Seasons of Sorrow: The Pain of Loss and the Comfort of God by Tim Challies. Soon, I will write an article about some key applications of biblical truth that I learned through this one-of-a-kind book, but I’m not ready yet. I’m still processing the book’s impact on me. For now, let me pass on my brief Goodreads review, followed by a video you should watch. It will comfort you and equip you to become a better comforter.
It’s difficult to put into words the impact of this book on me–my mind, heart, and soul. However, I will say this: No matter what kinds of loss God ordains for me to experience in my remaining days on this earth, I will never grieve the same way again. Tim’s life example and heart-wrenching, transparent words—richly embedded in the unalterable truths of Scripture—have drenched me in Christ-centered hope. Jesus tells us that no seed will bear fruit unless it dies first. Here, Tim lays bare his soul, dying to self, so that fruit may be born in us, his readers. I am forever grateful to Tim’s and Nick’s Savior for welcoming me into this valley of suffering and pain.