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A Time to MournGrieving the Loss of Those Whose Eternities Were Uncertain

A Time to Mourn

Grieving the Loss of Those Whose Eternities Were Uncertain

Will Dobbie
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To a Christian, the death of an unbeliever is heartbreaking. But even in the darkness of grief, there can be light. Will Dobbie’s nuanced examination of the hope found in the Bible offers more than shallow comfort.

 

The death of unbelieving loved ones is a taboo. Often we don’t know how to grieve, or how to comfort Christian friends who have experienced that loss. Where do we find hope when all seems hopeless? The answer is in the character of the God who reveals Himself in the pages of Scripture.

 

With the tone of a pastor, who knows how hard it is to lose an apparently unbelieving friend, Will Dobbie directs our eyes towards the One who alone knows for certain the destiny of the departed. He points us to the God who, in the case of the lost, shares our heartache and comforts us, the God who is loving and compassionate as well as just and holy and wise. Ultimately, he shows us the God who is glorious.

 

Will does not shy away from tough questions along the way. If hell is real, how loving is God really? What about predestination? What about those who were never able to hear the gospel? What about infants? What about those with severe mental disabilities? What about those who commit suicide? And in the case of someone I dearly loved, who was unsaved, how can I have any peace, any closure, ever again? 

 

If you are mourning a loved one whose eternity was uncertain, or seeking to comfort someone who is, this book offers not shallow consolation, but the truth and solace of Scripture.

 

Will Dobbie

About Will Dobbie

After serving in the British Army, Will Dobbie went into full–time ministry in 2006. He moved to London to plant a church in 2013. In 2021, he moved to the US to plant again. He enjoys running and reading. He is married with two boys.

Specifications

  • Author: Will Dobbie
  • Release Date: March 2024
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: Trade paperback
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130
  • ISBN: 9781527110670
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: Christian Life > Death, Grief, Bereavement

Endorsements

There are precious few good books on the subject of grief, and none that deals so well with this particularly vexed topic of grieving those who – as far as we can tell – died without faith. Will Dobbie has a clear mind and a pastor’s heart, and this winning combination has given us a short but necessary book to help us (and to help us be a help to others).

Adrian Reynolds, Head of National Ministries, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, UK

Will Dobbie has broken the silence on a difficult (and almost taboo) subject with pastoral compassion, realism, and biblical faithfulness. 

Joel R. Beeke, Chancellor, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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