Easter is my favorite holiday. It hasn't always been, but ever since my dad passed away ten years ago, the promise of resurrection and reunification through Christ has been incredibly meaningful. The loss of a loved one is always hard, especially when you have a close relationship- the grief seems almost insurmountable. The blessing of peace that the Savior provides is indescribable- I get emotional just thinking of it. This new video is simple, touching, and provides a glimpse into the hope, relief, power, and strength that comes from turning to the Lord. It's only a couple minutes- I hope you watch it!
I have an ARC print copy of Life After by Katie Ganshert to give away for the Hoppy Easter Giveaway Hop! I thought this was an appropriate choice for an Easter-themed giveaway :) The author is an amazing writer and tackles deep and difficult topics with profoundness and grace. Check out more about the book below. It releases April 18th!
It could have been me.
Snow whirls around an elevated train platform in Chicago. A distracted woman boards the train, takes her seat, and moments later a fiery explosion rips through the frigid air, tearing the car apart in a horrific attack on the city’s transit system. One life is spared. Twenty-two are lost.
A year later, Autumn Manning can’t remember the day of the bombing and she is tormented by grief—by guilt. Twelve months of the question constantly echoing. Why? Why? Why? Searching for answers, she haunts the lives of the victims, unable to rest.
Paul Elliott lost his wife in the train bombing and wants to let the dead rest in peace, undisturbed and unable to cause more pain for his loved ones. He wants normalcy for his twelve-year-old daughter and young son, to see them move beyond the heartbreak. But when the Elliotts and Autumn are unexpectedly forced together, he fears she’ll bring more wreckage in her wake.
In Life After, Katie Ganshert’s most complex and unforgettable novel yet, the stirring prose and authentic characters pose questions of truth, goodness, and ultimate purpose in this emotionally resonant tale.