Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Broken for Good + Giveaway

25744289If you've ever walked the road of grief, "Broken for Good" will wreck your life in a way unimaginable. Rebecca Rene Jones writes about the story of her father passing away three days into her freshman year of college. If it isn't hard enough to watch your father battle and lose his fight with cancer, move on to a new season of life as you start your journey into college, then how about dealing with the fact that your family aside from your dad, walks with Jesus? Didn't expect that, did you? Was he a bad man? Heavens no! He was a great man who loved the lake, loved his family, loved his wife and loved fishing. At the end of his life, on a family trip, something not only changed his family but changed his life for eternity. 

Rebecca writes the story of grief as humanly as possible with the honest emotions, raw thoughts we all have about losing someone we love, the isolation we feel, and the intense waves grief takes one on. Oh, I love her honesty about how as humans when we lose someone, it is so hard unfathomable to be without them and be here and know they are so far away. Yes, they can be without pain in Heaven, but we can hurt here. She makes no small thing about the pain she experiences and for that, I am forever grateful for "Broken For Good." I love the depth and risk Rebecca takes in being genuine with her feelings, faith and her ability to find hope. She is a shining light for anyone who has ever experienced loss. I find " Broken for Good" to be life-giving  and life-changing on how to respond to grief. 
I give this book 5/5 stars. 

Thank you to Faith Words a division of Hachette Book Group for providing me a complimentary copy for review purposes only. 

This is one of my favorite books on grief and because I think as a society we don't grieve well, nor do we know how to respond to grief, I am giving a copy away. As someone who lost my Grandma this past December, I do miss her dearly and I this book had me in fits of tears as I realized how much I needed to grieve. This book also made me laugh too.

You just need to leave a comment in the section below, and will choose a winner on April 24, 2016. This is another one of my favorite items and I think you will love it! 

How do you handle loss in life? What is your coping skill? 

To purchase a copy, head here!! 

Rebecca Rene JonesREBECCA RENE JONES believes in the biggest God, the blackest coffee, and that earth is just an opening act. A 2005 graduate of Grove City College, Pa., she spent nearly a decade as a health care publicist, writer, and editor before shifting gears to freelance from home. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband and son. You can visit her at


justcommonly said...

Happy Celebration Sarah!

Alison said...

Grief and suffering are definitely NOT handled well by our culture. I've always appreciated when this topic gets touched on by someone with grace and vulnerability. I recently read two books by Kara Tippets and loved her perspective on suffering and grief. This one looks like a GREAT read. Thanks for sharing!

Aurelia said...

Sounds like a good book. I lost my dad and a good friend within eight days of each other almost a year ago. Grief is hard. Aurelia

Sarah said...

Aurelia, this is exactly about Rebecca losing her father.. You would enjoy this book in a level that you could relate with her.

Sarah said...

I love Kara Tippets!! She is a breath of fresh air. Rebecca reminds me of her.. You would like this book.

Sarah said...

Thank you, Annie :)