A Book by Nicholas Wolterstorff


Summary: Wolterstorff, a well-known Christian philosopher, lost his 25-year-old son to a mountain climbing accident. His reflections in the wake of that tragedy are at times deeply personal, but always he expresses a prayerful anguish with which most bereaved parents will identify. Above all he refuses to turn from the “demonic awfulness” of death and, as he moves faithfully through grief, discovers new meaning in the Beatitudes, together with a new understanding of a suffering God. Spiritually enriching and theologically substantive.


Use Case: Read this book if you are handling the loss of a child or recommend this book to someone who is.


Questions to Consider: Are you resisting the healing process of losing a child?


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