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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Lament For A Son

In Lament for a Son, well-known philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff writes not as a scholar but as a loving father grieving the loss of his son. In brief vignettes he explores with a moving honesty and intensity, all the facets of his experience of this irreversible loss. A profoundly faith-affirming book, this book gives eloquent expression to a grief that is at once unique and universal - a grief for an individual, irreplaceable person.
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Review 1 for Lament For A Son
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Date:April 3, 2012
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Location:Newberg, Oregon
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Several years ago, we lost son in an accident. A good friend gave us a copy of, "Lament for a Son." Since that time, we have share this helpful book with over a dozen of our friends who have lost a loved one.
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Date:September 17, 2010
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C.J. Couvillion
I found the book to be a very open and honest description of what loss feel like for a man after the loss of his son. I am currently going through a very similar experience and found the book very comforting.
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Date:June 4, 2009
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Marjorie Keiter
I have had this book in my personal library for years and find it a very helpful reminder of the pain parents have at the loss of a child--no matter how old the parent or the child. I bought more to give to parents who grieve--for them it is a very difficult read, most pages bring tears, but it lets them know they are not alone, their pain is understood by others.
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Review 4 for Lament For A Son
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Date:July 26, 2008
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margie Lunt
This book has been God-sent to me as I continue to grieve and grapple with the issues of untimely death, God, and life hereafter. My 34 yr. old son's death is only seven weeks out and still very raw; this book has stood out above others I have read in understanding and exposing the anguish I feel in my heart. The authenticity with which the author raises questions, and his inability to have answers for some of them shows both mortality and honesty. I have read this book two times and will read it again. I plan to gift my family and friends with "Lament For a Son" that they might better understand my loss, my "amputation" from the death of my precious adult son.
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Review 5 for Lament For A Son
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Date:January 31, 2001
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Deb
Nicholas bears his heart and pain in this journal. He gave words to my personal grief. I have found myself quoting many of his quotes.This book was a blessing to me and also to my teenage daughter who read it after the tragic loss of our 19 year old daugher and sister.
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Date:January 31, 2001
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Paul Dunham
I have had this book in my library for about 8 years, and it has been one of the most powerful books on dealing faithfully with grief that I have ever read. The author simply recounts his own struggle to deal both with God and with the tragic death of his son. Yet, in his quest for answers he finds a more complex response from God, where the faith he holds mizes with the suffering he feels and with the suffering he sees that God has experienced in Christ. If you have ever had to deal with an "untimely" death, or if you have felt called to help someone who has had to do so, this book is a powerful & inspiring reflection that will help you immensely. I do caution you though that the author is very effective in describing his anguish, and as such this might not be appropriate to give to someone too close in time to the actual death. Use it as they begin to recover down the road a bit. When you do that, the people who need this book's encouragement will thank you for it immensely.
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