Released in the UK September 2020
Released in the US September 2020
Trade paperback | 128 Pages
9781527105584 • £6.99 $9.99
BISAC – REL012070
Seeing someone you love hurting, and feeling like you can do nothing to help, is hard. We are so nervous about making their suffering worse that we are paralysed into doing nothing. James and Jennie Muldoon are familiar with suffering. They tell their story here, explain how they were supported and comforted by their brothers and sisters in Christ, and give ideas for where to start when we are helping those in pain.
James Muldoon lives in Reading with his wife, Jennie, and their three children. He studied Classics and then Theology and now serves as co–pastor of Carey Baptist Church.
Jennie studied Theology and trained as an Occupational Therapist. She and her husband, James, have three children, all of whom will probably be on the stage one day.
James and Jennie’s honest, and at times raw, account of their experiences will be a great help, both to those who are facing suffering, and to friends and family who seek to support them. It is full of Godly wisdom and Christ–centred hope.
Rector of St Ebbe's, Oxford and Director of Proclamation Trust
This book challenges us to be ‘strong and courageous’ when supporting the suffering. I saw immediate fruit from the Muldoon’s teaching to be more intentional, to acknowledge and so validate the struggles of others, and to unapologetically give them Christ! A must read!
Author and Tutor for Women, Union School of Theology, Wales
What a helpful and inspiring book! In just two hours of reading, Jennie and James let you in on the painful road they have had to travel. They encourage you to see the faithfulness of God and to be a better friend to those who are suffering.
Vicar, St Mary’s, Maidenhead, UK
… out of their experience of what they describe as ‘the unpredictable course of grief’, comes this honest and practical handbook. For those of us who guiltily hang back around suffering friends, this book is a nudge in the ribs. ‘Go on. You can help and here is how.’
Author and family conference speaker, Guildford, England