Grief Undone is the breathtakingly honest, yet hopeful account of how Elizabeth (Libbie) and Al Groves walked with God through Al's terminal cancer. Their true story—saturated with in-the-moment Scriptural reflections, blogs, and fervent prayers--paints a stunning picture of how faith transforms the human experience of suffering.
But Grief Undone is more than the chronicle of one family's courage in the face of cancer. At its core, Grief Undone tells a story about the God who is with his people through each and every circumstance in life. Grief Undone will inevitably display the beauty of Christ's sustaining love for his people through trials that seemed too hard to bear. Though grief threatens to undo us, we find that we are not destroyed, but sustained by God's presence.
Story-driven and real, Grief Undone avoids the usual traps of being preachy, gratuitous, or dismissive in the face of suffering and grief. Modeling rather than teaching about healthy and God-honoring grief, Grief Undone is uniquely practical for those who are grieving as well as the pastors, counselors, and friends who seek to help them.
Elizabeth W. D. Groves, MAR, grew up in New England and now teaches Hebrew at Westminster Theological Seminary. She is the author of the book Grief Undone: A Journey with God and Cancer and the minibook Becoming a Widow: The Ache of Missing Your Other Half. She had four children, ages thirteen and up when her husband Al died in 2007, and two granddaughters were born after his death.
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