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The Broken Walk: Experiencing God After the Loss of a Child

The Broken Walk: Experiencing God After the Loss of a Child


The death of a child is shocking, crushing, heartbreaking, traumatic, and unbelievably painful.

The people around you don’t know what to say. They end up saying what they’ve heard others say.

Perhaps they mean well, but clichés do nothing for a grieving parent or grandparent’s heart. Such platitudes only belittle your loss and your pain.

You need something more than this—far more.

You need to know that it’s okay to hurt, to be sad, and to grieve.

You need to know that you’re not crazy and that your grief is “normal.”

You need to know that you’re not alone in this.

And most of all, you need the comfort of God’s presence. You need to experience His compassion and love. You need to know He is walking with you in your pain and grief.

And that’s what Broken Walk is all about.

A trusted voice in grief recovery, bestselling author and grief specialist Gary Roe has been bringing comfort, hope, and healing to wounded hearts for more than three decades. A former missionary, pastor, and hospice chaplain, he has walked with thousands of grieving parents and grandparents through the deep valley of child loss.

Gary wrote Broken Walk as a companion for you on this painful, exhausting journey.

Broken Walk is essentially a grief devotional, designed to be read one chapter a day, though you do not have to read it that way, of course.

God meets us in our pain and embraces us. He walks with us through the emotional pain, mental confusion, physical distress, spiritual questioning, and relational changes.

As we walk this road, we will feel broken, perhaps even shattered. How could we not?

Jesus personally experienced more pain, suffering, and grief than we can fathom. He knows. He gets it. He is the best grief companion imaginable.

The valley of child loss is deep and dark at times. Be kind to yourself. Take your time.

Open your heart. Let the Broken Walk begin.

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