When Bob Terry’s wife, Eleanor, died in 1998 following a car accident in South Africa, he began a journey with grief he never expected and certainly never wanted.
In 2021, Terry released “Struggling Toward Hope: Life After the Death of a Spouse.” In his book, he shares not only the personal lessons he learned along that journey, but also practical tips for survivors as they learn to live after a loved one dies.
“When the funeral is over, you go home, and people surround you with love and care for a month or so,” said Terry, editor emeritus of The Alabama Baptist. “But that begins to ebb as normalcy returns to their lives. Other crises arise within the community, the church.”
“But what about all the practical changes the surviving loved one faces? Or how one’s faith can be challenged by the death of a loved one? I didn’t find a book that helped with that, and I hope my book stands in that gap.”
Perspective and insights
Terry will share his perspective and insights for those walking through grief during the Struggling Toward Hope workshop on Tuesday, March 21 at The Alabama Baptist building in Homewood. The workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon and lunch will be provided.
The workshop is free for subscribers of The Alabama Baptist. For non-subscribers, the workshop will cost $10. Registration is required. To sign up, call 205-870-4720, ext. 122, email email@example.com or visit tabonline.org/grief-workshop. Spots are limited as register today.
“Struggling Toward Hope: Life After the Death of a Spouse,” is published by Soncoast Publishing in Hartselle, Alabama, and is available in ebook and print from most major booksellers. Books will also be available to purchase at the workshop.
Visit Terry’s website at drbobterry.com.
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