A Small Book for the Hurting Heart by Paul Tautges is just that. A small book that delivers large amounts of comfort and wisdom. Within the 50 devotions on loss, grief, and healing there are multiple other lessons directly from the English Standard Version of the Holy Bible.
When this book arrived in the mail, I was not suffering from loss or grief and didn’t know I was in need of healing. However, shortly afterward, I lost my father in law and found each day’s lesson to be exactly what I needed to read. In addition to the stereotypical loss of losing a loved one, I recognized that I indeed had suffered loss and needed healing even prior to my father in laws death. We all suffer loss more often than we may admit. This book covers all different types of loss and is applicable to many situations. The short chapters which are to be read daily give ideas for further action and study and quote many scriptures that can be studied on your own. Though each chapter is short in length, they are long in lessons and opportunities for growth and further discovery.
Grief from losing a loved one is recognized and addressed in many articles and books, but I found this book to help me realize that I am currently grieving more than a loss of life. Currently living in the time of the Covid-19 Pandemic has left me grieving for many losses and Paul Tautges has led me to many scriptures to help me address the loss of social outings, friendships, and even normalcy. This book is written for times like these.
“This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. –Psalm 119:50”
“In the middle of your fog, you need the piercing light of divine truth to break through and speak words of grace and comfort to your hurting soul…When the trials of life seem to drain every bit of spiritual, physical and emotional energy from you, God’s Word will be your strength.”
Though Paul Tautges wrote this book, he urges readers to read “THE Book”…The Holy Bible.
NOTE: This book was provided to me free by New Growth Press and Net Galley without any obligation for a positive review. All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied.