Lament for a son. Lament for a Son Summary & Study Guide 2019-01-16

Lament for a son Rating: 9,1/10 1255 reviews

Book Review: for a • Joy Bennett Consulting

lament for a son

I found myself appreciative of his willingness to sit with the tension of unanswered unanswerable questions: Why didn't God save his son? I needed some help, and was kind of pleasantly surprised to find that in spite of his retention of faith, that Woltersdorff was not so quick to defend God's purposes. Books offer ways to turn from death and the pain, but the narrator will not look away because he does not believe it honors Eric's memory. It is a book of questions in the face of death, searching for how to go on, living without a loved one. I may need it someday. The gap begins to gape.

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Christian Grief: Wolterstorff’s Lament for a Son « The Reformed Reader

lament for a son

But that reality does not put Eric back in my hands now. According to Kubler-Ross 1969 the Five Stages of grief cover a range of emotion: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The funny thing about favours: sometimes they come back to haunt you. A painful but in many ways helpful book. In brief compass, Wolterstorff gives a very authentic voice to his pain and grief. The book is in one sense a narrative account of events--from the numbing telephone call on a sunny Sunday afternoon that tells of 25-year-old Eric's death in a mountain-climbing accident, to a graveside visit a year later. Because they are so short, I was able to focus on each and read the entire book within a few days.

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In 'Lament for a Son', how does Wolterstorff find joy after his loss?

lament for a son

The glue holding it together is the loss of a child. He says useful things in this journal-like book about how grief often isolates instead of Brings Good People Together. It's undeniably heavy, yet there is real profound meaning to be found from his grief; although that is far from an expectation I project onto those in the midst of their own agony, it certainly makes this book stand out because of the wisdom it carries alongside it's sorrow. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study. This is a book about hope and healing power revealed through pathos and suffering love.

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Book Review: for a • Joy Bennett Consulting

lament for a son

The thoughtful Christian is harrowed but doubts and hopes a renewal is to come. In our day we have come to see again some dimensions of the Bible overlooked for centuries. Questions I have can never now get answers. Nicholas Wolterstorff is a master at writing about all the feelings one goes through after a loss. I would recommend to anyone, because really it's not just a book about grief, but about love and loving deeply.

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Lament for a son (Book, 1987) [www.crazycam.com]

lament for a son

Some people speak wisdom while trying to comfort mourners while others say inept things, but the heart is heart, not the words; it is important to express love in the face of death. And while there are excellent commentaries in English on three of the hymns Apollo, Athena, Demeter , the commentaries on Zeus and on Delos are limited in scope, and there is no commentary at all on the Artemis hymn. Is it our glory to suffer? This book, along with A Grief Observed by C. Wolterstorff who was generous enough to respond. But I suppose if he can create he can re-create.

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Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff

lament for a son

It is quite short less than 2 hours in audio, about 100 pages in text. The Gospels do not console the narrator because he does not forget about resurrection; he knows Eric is in eternity, but he cannot be with Eric here and now. The narrator learns to spy God in the light, but he cannot find God in the darkness. And, of course, I ended up loving it so much that I already plan to purchase my own copy for annotating and re-reading. So I own my grief. In the second half of the book, the author explores his Christian faith, in relation to experiencing death. This book, Lament For A Son, has become a love-song.

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Lament for a Son (Audiobook) by Nicholas Wolterstorff

lament for a son

Supporting actors included Rosanna Arquette as Libby Custer, Stanley Anderson as Ulysses S. I suppose I expected a hodge-podge collection of writings or some reflections. Nicholas explores why when confronted with grief and suffering that a radiance emerges in humanity that did not previously exist, and why suffering may be a blessing. Feelings that if you wanted to capture you would struggle to form concise sentences from the sheer overwhelming nature of them. Wolterstorff is a professor of philosophical theology at Yale Divinity School, but as he writes in this journal-style lament, first and foremost he is a father who has buried a son.

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The Five Stages of Grief in Lament for a Son

lament for a son

He was hurt and confused about why this had happened. But in Lament for a Son, he writes not as a scholar but as a loving father grieving the loss of his son. Wolterstorff puts the depths of what I might have thought into deeply moving and insightful words. It's an understandable temptation when trying to make sense of one's hurt, but that makes it no less wrong. But the book is far more than narrative. This book touched me greatly and has helped put words to my own feelings. He is honest and utterly resistant to the cheap answers about death: finally, to any answers about death at all.

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