Publisher: Onwards and Upwards
Publication Date: July 01, 2018
Binding: Kobo eBook
“Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following a fatal collision in Finchampstead this morning. … The driver of the Nissan, a 33-year-old man from Hampshire, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.” – ITV NEWS
When a young Christian teacher, active and well-loved in his community, was killed during a traffic accident, his mother Lizzie found herself struggling to make sense of all that had happened, particularly from a faith perspective.
In a series of discussions with a fictional counsellor, Lizzie tells her true story, sharing memories of her son that will make you laugh and cry, but also tackling head-on issues of suffering, loss, forgiveness and hope. As we sit in on these counselling sessions, we join Lizzie on her journey of asking questions and deepening our understanding of God, of life and of eternity.
"This is a wonderful and inspiring read, illustrating the personal journey of a grieving mother over the loss of her deeply loved son, Robbie, who was tragically and suddenly killed in an accident. From the very first chapter to the last, her story evoked in me tears, laughter and many other emotions. It is an easy book to read in one sitting. Lizzie shares with us the importance for her in having the space to grieve, yet at the same time longing for the recognition by others that the impact of grief can last for years. The anguish she shares and her struggles as a Christian in trying to make sense of suffering from a biblical point of view are very profound. But this is not only a story about Lizzie. She also paints a wonderful, colourful picture of Robbie, a one in a million-young man – kind-hearted, easy going and full of fun – who touched the lives of many in different ways. He lived life to the full and with a Christian faith was not afraid to die. Robbie is a unique and unforgettable character who will continue ...