Longwood, FL (PRWEB) August 04, 2011
When an unexpected death occurs, it can envelop a person in a thick fog of grief and leave them with the lingering question if happiness will ever be a part of their story again. Hope for the Heart ($11.99, paperback, 978-1-61379-552-1; $19.99, hardcover, 978-1-61379-553-8), a new release from Xulon Press author Robbie L. Casten, captures the real, raw emotions of one woman who experienced that kind of grief with the loss of her husband. It was just two months after his death that she began to write in an attempt to capture memories, pay tribute to her husband, and process her learnings in that first year. The year after his death is captured in chapters that can possibly make the reader cry, mourn, laugh, and reflect.
“I hope the readers learn that it is important to deeply grieve a loss and not try to run from it, to run to God in the pain of loss instead of away from Him,” the author says. “I hope this book encourages mourners that the dark places of early grief can be survived and hope can come again.”
Casten experienced a deep grief personally with the loss of her husband. After his passing, she attended 27 weeks of grief support through her church, and she has now trained to become a table leader in that grief support setting. “My book gives examples of lessons I learned in my grief support group that can be used by the readers,” she explains. “It will appeal to both the feelers and thinkers, as it covers both the emotional and intellectual processes necessary to walk a grief journey.”
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Hope for the Heart through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.