A Thousand Pounds: Finding the Strength to Live and Love Under the Weight of Unbearable Loss
By: Brianne Edwards
Part memoir, part grief guide, Brianne Edwards invites readers in as she shares her story of unbearable loss and imparts wisdom learned on her 15-year grief journey.
A Thousand Pounds: Finding the Strength to Live and Love Under the Weight of Unbearable Loss includes poignantly chosen truths on grief and loss from well-known secular and non-secular resources. The newly grieving will feel understood and will find comfort in Brianne’s raw vulnerability.
Just because it is a faith-based book, doesn’t mean Edwards employs Christian platitudes. A Thousand Pounds dives into the complexities of journeying through grief in a God-honoring way. Chockful of wisdom and encouragement, readers will find themselves dog-earing pages and highlighting passages.
Who is this book for?
A Thousand Pounds ministers beautifully to newly grieving families of child loss and those looking to support them. Individuals who haven’t experienced child loss firsthand can gain invaluable insight as to what others are walking through. A Thousand Pounds is sure to cultivate hearts of compassion in such readers.
What we love
We love how gifted storyteller, Brianne Edwards, stylistically weaves details of her grief journey with helpful truths and resources for those new to grief. With each page turn, Brianne becomes a trusted friend and mentor who also walks the lifelong journey of child loss.
We love how understanding, validating, and encouraging Edwards is, so much so, that she invites readers to skip the retelling of her loss if it’s too much for their hearts. She invites them to dive into Part 2 of the book which is more aligned with providing guidance through grief. Each word is thoughtful and like a balm to the grieving heart.