New book by Julie Yarbrough reflects on grief

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‘Grief Light’ illuminates grief through personal experience, spiritual insight

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Author Julie Yarbrough was unexpectedly overwhelmed by grief. Over the course of 10 years a kind of cascading grief rolled through her life, beginning with the illness and death of her husband, Leighton Farrell, a United Methodist minister. A year later her father died of Alzheimer’s disease, and then her mother.

In “Grief Light” (published by WestBow Press), Julie Yarbrough offers spiritual comfort, hope and encouragement to readers who are grieving through positive, uplifting reflections on life and love and death. Many of the universal truths of grief are illustrated using practical spiritual illustrations and examples from ordinary life. “Grief Light” also addresses some of the more contemporary modalities of grief such as collective and communal grief, incomplete grief, compound grief and complicated grief.

In “Grief Light,” the author writes from the heart to guide the reader toward a better understanding of personal grief. Through meditations of rich imagery and spiritual truths, the reader will discern how faith can grow as a gift of grief through the steadfast love and faithfulness of God.

“Grief Light”
By Julie Yarbrough
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 252 pages | ISBN 9781490879611
E-Book | 252 pages | ISBN 9781490879604
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author    
Julie Yarbrough, a native of Dallas, Texas, is the author of a grief ministry program, “Beyond the Broken Heart,” and other insightful spiritual books on grief including “Inside the Broken Heart,” “Beyond the Broken Heart: Daily Devotions for Your Grief Journey” and “Grief Light.” Inspired by her personal experience after the death of her husband, a United Methodist minister, Yarbrough established a support group for widows and widowers and began writing articles and books for persons who are grieving. She has also written for the United Methodist Reporter, Living with Loss, Mature Years and Grief Digest. She blogs at With more than 30 years' experience in business management, she currently serves as president of Yarbrough Investments.

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