Guest Post by Jean Kingery
The Crimson Thread Through Loss: Discover God’s Hope on Life’s Carousel invites you to discover God’s design for ‘good grief’ when a loved one passes away. From Genesis to Revelation a beautiful story unfolds on loss in this book.
At some point in each of our lives, we will all be personally affected by loss. The Crimson Thread Through Loss shares God’s design for death from a biblical perspective. You will get a glimpse into Jean’s personal stories of what it feels like to grapple with the deaths of loved ones.
This book will explore how to travel though a grief journey by providing a better understanding of the heavenly perspective. Jean gives practical tools for how to best support others in times of sorrow—a must for pastors and leaders!
You may be asking yourself, “Another book on loss?”
Knowing God’s view of death, we can better sort out any questions we have about losing a loved one. Likewise, knowing God’s view on responding to these issues can help us better serve and encourage others.
Whether it’s grappling with an early diagnosis or something more final like death, nothing in life can prepare us for that moment. Whether death results from a sudden accident, suicide, mass shooting, sustained illness, or a shortened lifespan due to disability, it always catches us off guard. Death is so deeply personal. It is stunningly final. Our life after the loved one’s death is now totally different. With every death, there is a loss. And with every loss, there will be grief.
While there are similarities in loss, the details of our journeys vary. One thing that is consistent from one grief story to another is that God wants to comfort us with His word and through community during our sorrow. As painful a season as it is, grief is a necessary part of our healing. To run from grief is to run from the very thing that can soothe the pain of our loss. Our grief has a purpose if we come to God through His word and prayer for healing. Grieving is the process that God uses to bring us to a place of wholeness and service. While this refining process does not take away the pain, it helps point us to a purpose bigger than ourselves.
The Crimson Thread Through Loss
Jean Kingery served alongside her late husband, Dr. Chip Kingery, in India with proVISION ASIA for over three decades. She is a senior staff member of Global Training Network; a pastor with VINIA (Missionary Church Western Region), and currently works as Disability Engagement Coordinator for Cornerstone Church in California. Jean also serves on the Alumni Board at Asbury University.
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