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All articles & reviews tagged with bereavement

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February 2021
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

I fear God, and I’m afraid of God

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Not only that, but the fear of the Lord is the beginning of the Christian life. The Bible makes it clear that to love God, to honour God, to obey God, we must fear God. But ‘fear’ is a word with many dimensions, many…

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December 2017
Articles > Evangelistic

A good grief — a personal testimony

Death is the one thing that all people in this world have in common. Death is inevitable for us all, irrespective of our status. And death is the one subject we all try to avoid, but eventually have to face head-on. Only a Christian can look death in the face with a smile. But,…

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Review

Empty Arms: A Mother’s Journey Through Grief to Hope

Losing a child is something no parent should have to experience, but sadly in this fallen world it happens. When God allows such a tragedy to strike a Christian family, it puts their faith on the front line. When Keren Baker’s family were faced with the sudden death of 2½-year-old Natalie, their faith was…

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Reviews > Book

Comfort Those Who Grieve: Ministering God’s Grace in Times of Loss

Although the context of the book is America, it nevertheless has much to offer us on this side of the Atlantic. As the subtitle (‘Ministering God’s grace in time of loss’) suggests, it is written primarily for the benefit of ministers, pastors, elders and deacons involved in bringing comfort to those who are sorrowing. But…

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Reviews > Book

From Grief to Glory: A Book of Comfort for Grieving Parents

The book has a prologue and an epilogue. The main text between consists of three parts entitled ‘The angel of death’, ‘The valley of weeping’ and ‘The path to glory’. There is also an appendix. The sub-title of this book, ‘Spiritual journeys of mourning parents’, really sums up the book’s content. The author briefly…

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December 2000
Articles > World Mission > Americas > South America > Peru

Missionary Spotlight – Saturday afternoon

It’s Saturday afternoon. The minibus is loaded up and we set off into the country south of Arequipa to take a children’s meeting in the Pueblo Joven (new township) of San Pedro de Tiabaya. But this was not to be a normal Saturday afternoon children’s meeting. Arriving at the community hall, we found the…

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December 2000
Articles > Evangelistic

Finding peace and joy

I was baptised as a baby into the Church of England and attended Sunday school irregularly to the age of fourteen. My parents were not churchgoers, and religion was not discussed at home. During my teens I believed in God and occasionally went to church, but soon drifted away. My nineteen years of marriage…

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