The Book of Comforts by Kaitlin Wernet, Rebecca Faires, Cymone Wilder, Caleb Faires

Nothing really shocks me in life due to growing up with chronic illness. Things are tough, I know that. But when close family members get diagnosed with illness? It gets tough all over again. These past two weeks have been tough for me as three close family members have received tough health news. It doesn’t get easier when it’s not your health news, it get’s way harder. Can you imagine my surprise when the day I found out about all this health news, this book arrived in my mailbox as a surprise? Talk about how God works in mysterious ways! A true gift from above!

Thank you to Zondervan for gifting me a copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis from Zondervan: When someone is grieving, what should we say? How can we help? How do we comfort without offering shallow platitudes? In times of sorrow Scripture beckons us to look up and out, because our help comes from the Lord. The Book of Comforts stands in the gap between suffering and hope, offering readers the abiding comfort found in Scripture. The Book of Comforts is a beautiful four-color book of 100 readings that offer biblical consolation and encouragement in seasons of trial and grief. Scripture selections are accompanied by brief devotions, alongside designed Scripture passages and photography. Grief, loss, and pain are significant and unavoidable parts of the human experience, but they’re often overlooked or minimized. In moments of heartache and challenges we either crumble or we discover the richness of God’s love. Scripture deals plainly and honestly with suffering and simultaneously points people the rich hope we find in God. The Book of Comforts offers a meaningful way to walk through hurt, heartache, challenges and difficulty, aided by the truth of God’s Word. It is a beautiful and comforting gift for those in hard places—because though we don’t always know what to say, the gift of divine consolation is always helpful. 

Like I said, this book could not have come at a better time. Even if you feel like you aren’t struggling through heartache, this is a great book to have on hand. This book is aesthetically pleasing in-itself as it has cool colors and simple, beautiful font that really match the tone of the book. The pictures make it all the better! As for the content itself, it’s perfect. Scriptures with words straight from God providing the comfort you are looking for in your time of need. I love how each author has taken the scripture and really put it into perspective in their own words. Needless to say, I will be sharing this book with my family members and friends alike. Everyone needs to be reminded of these truths every single day.

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