Grieving God’s Way by Margaret Brownley is an interesting 90 day approach to the healing process. Using the tools and process she learned following the loss of her own son, Brownley sets the reader on a 90 day path of grieving. Brownley interacts with the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the grieving and healing process.
One of the great perks of this book is that it’s broken up into short, devotional sections. Each day starts you off with a biblical reference, then leads you into a devotional/grieving topic. When going through the process of grieving, oftentimes the last thing you want to do is sit down with a big book. Trying to keep the mind busy and distracted is not necessarily the healthy approach, yet I feel like the short chapter method used by Brownley is ideal for someone having just gone through the loss of a loved one.
Brownley gives the reader two choices, to heal God’s way or man’s way. She describes man’s way as “numb rather than heal the pain,” and God’s way as “heal through healthy choices.” She leads the reader down a path of the latter rather than the former.
Not all grieving plays itself out the same way, and not all healing is the same. So this is not a book that may work for all. Yet, her focus on making “healthy choices” is something that I think all who have lost can relate to and apply to their individual process.
I received this book free of charge from Nelson Publishing. I have no requirement to write a positive review. My thoughts are my own.