I L.O.V.E. Books

Oh books, be still my heart.

I am an avid reader, have been since childhood. If you came into my room right now, you would find 4 books stacked on my bedside table and 6 more beside it in the "on deck" pile (as I call it). Those books are just waiting for me to dive in, read and explore. 

Far and away books will probably be one of my #1 topics for the I L.O.V.E. Section because, well, there's nothing I love more than a good book! 

One thing I am frequently asked, is what are my favorite books on grief? I'm probably a good person to ask because I've read stacks of books on grief and trauma.

But it's one I'm reading at this very moment that I wish to showcase today:

"The Inner Voice of Love-A journey though Anguish to Freedom" by Henri Nouwen.  

I love this book because it's not solely a book about grief and death. It's also a book about loss, be it a friendship or even an object. It's relatable to all, because we have all experienced loss in same fashion. 

This book was originally Henri's diary he kept for 8 years while walking through a season of loneliness and loss. At the urging of his friends he eventually opened up to sharing it with the world. 

What I love the most about the book is each "chapter" is only 1-2 pages long. It is meant to be read as little nuggets of wisdom each day, nuggets that get into your heart and stir you. With chapter titles like "Stay With Your Pain" "Tell your story in Freedom" and "See Yourself Truthfully" you can understand how each one takes you deep.  

This is a book I've been reading every morning and sharing with friends over dinner. I'm delighted to now share it with you. 

Found where books are sold. (Amazon for me). 

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