… an accessible, compassionate, unflinchingly biblical application of the gospel to the heart–wrenching experience of uncertain loss. A must–read for those seeking solace and understanding in the face of profound grief – a reminder that, in Christ, there is comfort for every affliction.
Eric M. Schumacher, Podcaster; songwriter; author, ‘Ours: Biblical Comfort for Men Grieving Miscarriages’
… a remarkable resource that helps our anxious hearts find peace in the God who’s ways are above ours. No book can heal a broken heart, but this work draws you face to face with the One who can.
J. Garrett Kell, Pastor, Del Ray Baptist Church, Alexandria, Virginia
… gospel filled, tender and kind, practical and theological. Anyone who has grieved a loved one that died apart from faith needs to read this book.
Christina Fox, Counselor, retreat speaker and author
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
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
We all need this book! Will Dobbie doesn’t reassure us with empty sentiments or cliche verses, but with the very character of our good God Himself. In this sorrow, there is no better anchor.
Natalie Brand, Bible teacher and author of ‘Priscilla, Where Are You? A Call to Joyful Theology’
Some topics get spoken of less often. I’ve never preached a full sermon to comfort those who have lost someone with an uncertain eternity. This is why I’m thankful Will Dobbie has done more than preach that sermon. He’s written a faithful, honest, and comforting book I can give others to explain one of the most troubling experiences in the Christian life.
Benjamin Vrbicek, Pastor, Community Evangelical Free Church, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; managing editor, Gospel–Centered Discipleship
Sound, sensitive and scriptural.
Rob Ventura, Pastor, Grace Community Baptist Church, Providence, Rhode Island
I thank God for Will Dobbie’s soldier’s courage. It has meant that when confronted with the horror of the death of loved ones, who have rejected Christ, he has not shied away, but forced himself to engage biblically and pastorally with this grievous subject. The result is a book on God’s character that I wish I had read 30 years ago at the start of my ministry.
Rico Tice, Evangelist; Co–founder of Christianity Explored Ministries
In the footsteps of his Saviour, Will Dobbie has walked into the darkness to bring light and comfort to all who mourn. This is a wise and gentle book, full of grace and truth – full of Christ, the man of sorrows and shepherd of the downcast. It will be an immense help not just to those who mourn, but those, too, who want to walk with sufferers in their grief.
Jonty Rhodes, Minister, Christ Church Central, Leeds, UK
Dobbie’s bedside manner brings comfort to the sufferer and gives them confidence in the justice, grace, and mercy of God.
Stephen Spinnenweber, Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian church, Jacksonville, Florida
Will Dobbie has done us a great service in this deeply biblical and theological book. His theology is robustly reformed, his heart is warmly pastoral, and his counsel is wonderfully God–centered and realistic. I warmly commend this most helpful book.
Christopher Ash, Writer–in–Residence, Tyndale House, Cambridge
… a beautiful condensation of what we can know about our Father’s tender care. Knowing God in this way will prove a balm in the midst of sorrow and strength in the face of debilitating weakness. Thoroughly recommended.