Bold Vision Books
$12.95 243 Pages
As I walked to my car last week I noticed a patch of small blue flowers near the parking area. “Weeds,” I thought to myself. The next day in the mail I received a copy of A Gift of Mourning Glories. After reading it, I had a change of heart about those small blue flowers. They were no longer weeds in my eyes, but a glimmer of hope, a badge of courage.
Georgia Shaffer’s newly revised book, A Gift of Mourning Glories, is the product of many years facing challenges and learning, sometimes the hard way, how to move on. She understands first-hand how difficult it is to progress from hurt to healing. In her book she shows us how we can do the same.
The subtitle of Shaffer’s book is Restoring Your Life After Loss. Unwanted change is a constant in life. Divorce, death, debilitating illness, the reasons we face loss are different. However, the result is always the same. Life as we know it is gone. How do we rebuild after loss? Most of us do not even know where to begin.
A Gift of Mourning Glories outlines Shaffer’s five-step approach for beginning again, rebuilding after loss. It is filled with personal experiences that resonate with courage, strength and redemption. At times, you will see grit and determination. These are all characteristics required of moving through change.
At the end of each chapter is a section called, “Still Growing.” These are designed to challenge the reader to take action. We can’t change unless we take that first step. Change comes so much easier if we are willing to take ownership of it. Georgia shows us how to do this.
If you have experienced loss in your life, if you are asking, “what do I do now?”, if you can’t seem to get up and get going, then this book is for you. Maybe the loss was years ago like mine was, this book was like a comforting balm as I read it. I encourage you to get a copy of A Gift of Mourning Glories and sit down and read it. It will be like a breath of fresh air, a respite in a beautiful garden. It will fill you with hope and courage and assure you that you can recover a full life after loss.
- Gerry Wakeland
Patsy Clairmont, best-selling author and international speaker
For free resources, garden pictures, and to sign up for Georgia’s newsletter, visit www.georgiashaffer.com. A Gift of Mourning Glories can be purchased at Amazon.com, Bold Vision Books, or on Georgia’s website.