Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Book Review - And Life Comes Back


“Now I know that every single day, the best and the worst, only lasts for twenty-four hours.”
—Tricia Lott Williford, And Life Comes Back

When your life falls apart—through a death, a lost relationship, a diagnosis—you want more than anything to know that your pain has a purpose. And that beyond your pain, a new day awaits.

Tricia Lott Williford discovered this in a few tragic hours when her thirty-five-year-old husband died unexpectedly. In And Life Comes Back, she writes with soaring prose about her tender, brave journey as a widow with two young boys in the agonizing days and months that followed his death.

And Life Comes Back documents the tenacity of love, the exquisite transience of each moment, and the laughter that comes even in loss. This traveler’s guide to finding new life after setbacks offers no easy answers or glib spiritual maxims but instead draws you into your own story and the hope that waits for you even now.


Although I have never been through the heartache of losing a husband, I really wanted to read this book because I knew that it would be helpful for any kind of loss that we have been through, and I was right. It's a book full of insight, raw emotions, and trusting God through it all.

I have a friend who recently lost her husband unexpectedly, and I have seen so much of what she is going through talked about in this book by Tricia. It has shaken her world apart and that's exactly what Tricia talks about. It has been incredibly helpful to me that I read this book at this time so that I understand what my friend is going through and also what to say and not to say to her.

This book will take you on an emotional roller coaster. I was crying one minute and laughing the next. Tricia's openness is so refreshing and gives us a example of how we need to trust God through all these emotions that come with loss. She talks openly of her anger and how she wanted to rebel against the Lord. However, she made the decision to trust Him instead.

This book made me appreciate the fact that I still have my husband and made me also realize that we just never know when the Lord will call our loved one home. I treasure my husband even more because of reading this book. It's given me a new insight to those around me who have lost their loved ones, but most of all, it made me realize how much I need the Lord through all kinds of losses!

This is an amazing book! I highly, highly recommend it!!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by the Blogging for Books program


Blessings - Julie

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