Believe A Young Widow's Journey Through Brokenness and

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Believe A Young Widow's Journey Through Brokenness and Back [Download] ➾ Believe A Young Widow's Journey Through Brokenness and Back ➹ Jennifer Silvera – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk After Jennifer's husband a police officer died in a line of duty accident grief upended her life Believe follows the story of her long road out of darkness and her struggle to believe in anything afte After Jennifer's husband a police Young Widow's PDF È officer died in a line of duty accident grief upended her life Believe follows the story Believe A PDF/EPUB ² of her long road out of darkness and her struggle to believe in anything after she'd lost everything As she recounts her A Young Widow's PDF ☆ journey back into the light Jennifer offers empathy and encouragement to those who have experienced loss including those who have been widowed A Young Widow's Journey Through ePUB ´ far too young In Jennifer's story readers can find reason to believe.

  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Believe A Young Widow's Journey Through Brokenness and Back
  • Jennifer Silvera
  • English
  • 24 January 2016
  • 9780825436574

10 thoughts on “Believe A Young Widow's Journey Through Brokenness and Back

  1. Justina Justina says:

    I won this book on Goodreads Yeah I love winning books I love reading nonfiction books I have to tell you though I cried sobbed through the first well a lot of the book I can't imagine how hard this would be I know us on the outside can sometimes think that time heals wounds but I can understand that although it may go away the wound is still there life has changed Time does not change that I would definately feel like life was over if it happened to me I loved reading about Jennifer's life and struggle to want to live It made me want to appreciate what I have and the time I have and as she said to be here now This is what we have and we should be here and live it now Don't wait until tomorrow Live everyday

  2. Amy Amy says:

    This is a book that I won from Goodreads Definitely a book that was written from the heart Well written and easy to relate to if you have lost someone special A confirmation that time doesn't heal wounds it just dulls the pain of the ache Although when you least expect it sometimes those wounds reopen uickly and deeply Here's hoping that Jennifer and her children will be able to remember all of the positives and continue to turn a bad situation into a positive lesson and support for others

  3. Elle Elle says:

    Another lovely win on GoodReads giveaways and especially meaningful because this author lives nearby She gives a heart wrenching story of what grief is like and though this is something I have not yet gone through in life it is such a help in knowing how to love and support others as they do It's a beautiful portrait of the triumph of love and hope and a testament to the faith of Jennifer Silvera Absolutely worth reading especially if you have someone near you going through a similar situation

  4. Cassandra Cassandra says:

    A heartbreaking story of a woman named Jennifer whose husband was killed in the line of duty It is tough reading about her story and how she dealt with her husband's death in great detail I enjoyed reading her story although it did make me cry a few times Many times you hear about a killing of a police officer and never really know how it affects the family the tragedy left behind I felt Jennifer's story was raw yet very useful for others who find themselves in the similar situation

  5. Gretchen Gretchen says:

    Beautifully written

  6. Shanna Shanna says:

    First of all I didn't know this book was religious I guess I should have known what with the title Believe and the American flag on the cover Being an atheist I find these references a little annoying but I entered the contest to win this book because of the subject For some reason becoming a young widow is one of my big irrational fears so I thought that reading about the author’s experience would be interestingNow it is very hard to criticise someone’s experience especially when it’s such a difficult subject but I will try to The book definitely teaches you the typical things like not to take the little things in daily life for granted don’t waste time doing things that really don’t matter to you tell those you care about why you appreciate them etc All of these big ideas are great and inspiring but they’ve all been heard before But what makes this memoir interesting is that Silvera really gets into the details of her grief and she stresses the importance of finding your own way to deal with grief You don’t have to listen to everyone’s advice because “only you know what’s right for you” p 75For example she states that the concept of ‘moving on’ after someone important to you dies is not appropriate You can’t just ignore a huge part of your past that has shaped who you are She uses her example of living in Honduras to explain this; When she moved back to the US she didn’t ‘move on’ from life in Honduras but she incorporated it into her life back in the US through things like recipes The important thing to do is to embrace your story of loss The only thing you need to do is “let go of past regrets obstacles negativity and a constant striving for perfection” p 116 I particularly enjoyed her descriptions of her relationship with her husband Their relationship seemed genuine and really sweet I love the little things they shared that made their relationship special for example saying “I something you” Overall this is a great raw account of a young woman’s extreme pain after the loss of her husband and it is great inspiration for anyone who has to deal with a similar situation If you like me do not like religious stuff I still recommend this memoir because it is about how she dealt with grief I tended to skim over areas with lots of “God” on the page and I simply appreciated her honesty and intimacy in retelling her story

  7. Sara Sara says:

    I won this book on Goodreads and was looking forward to reading it The author's husband a police officer in Minnesota was killed while on duty and this book tells the story of their relationship and marriage and how she tries to cope after his death I definitely got a good sense of the love between them and I understood the depth of her grief after he died Despite the sadness in this book it was also somewhat uplifting too blending the sad parts of her new life with memories from happy times with her husband The author described days when she struggled to just get out of bed other days when she got by moment to moment and then things that helped her feel a little better I was not aware before I read this that there was a religious slant to this book so that was a bit of a surprise to me with uotes from the Bible peppered throughout and the author occasionally talking about how some church trips helped her However for all the religious writing that was in this book I don't think it was overly religious and in fact the best parts of it had to do with the author's story and not her beliefs There were some very nice messages in this book The main one is probably my favorite to try to be here in this moment and enjoy it as much as possible The other thing that really stood out to me was when the author went through old receipts tossed the receipts from after her husband died and kept the ones before that She didn't know the reason for this at first but then realized that she'd kept those receipts to see what had been purchased because those were important memories things that may not have seemed important at the time but the sort of everyday moments that she treasured afterward What a nice thoughtMy only complaints about this book are that occasionally the dialogue sounded stilted and the events in the book sometimes jumped around in time to the point where I'm not sure when the events were taking place These complaints are minor though they did occasionally bother me so I thought I'd mention it Overall a very nice book that I'd recommend to others It's not one that you could read the entire thing in one day because it's heavy and there's a lot to think about Very heartfelt and thought provoking

  8. LuAnn LuAnn says:

    It amazes me that Jennifer Silvera was able to write this memoir after such a devastating loss With two little children and a lifetime of happiness ahead of her she is suddenly faced with something she never expected – the death of her husband Reading about her marriage it seems to be one that everyone hopes for Her husband was understanding compassionate and caring and they both shared dreams for the futureAs her world collapses around her Jennifer must find it in her heart to continue not just for herself but for the children as wellAlthough the road is rough she finds little things to get her through one day at a time in order to come to terms with her lossBy sharing her personal thoughts and feelings Jennifer provides advice and help for others facing their own private lossesI found her words particularly helpful due to the loss of my sister Granted it’s been many years now but I still miss her terribly and always will I was able to take some of Jennifer’s words to heart and I thank her for that

  9. Nicole Nicole says:

    I won this book on Goodreads It's one of the best books I've ever read on the topic of death grieving and healing I highly recommend it to anyone who has lost a loved one or anyone who is trying to understand what a grieving friend may be feeling Jennifer Silvera writes with true honesty so the reader experiences all the mixed and raw emotions of her journey Having lost a loved one myself four years ago I found that Silvera's writing put words to feelings that I have experienced but that I was never able to put into words myself Her story about separating receipts into stacks based on whether they were before or after her husband's passing and the lesson she learned from that was extremely powerful I really enjoyed the uotes from scripture throughout the book along with Silvera's telling of the role her faith has played in her life This is a powerful inspirational book and one that I will definitely pass along to friends

  10. Wendy Wendy says:

    The best griefwidow book I have read to date Every other book I have read thus far about this topic has been geared toward or written by older widowswidowers Jennifer's husband was killed in 2005 at 32 years old in the line of duty as a police officer Her strugglesworries and concerns much closely mirror mine I found myself saying yeah that's exactly it out loud many times throughout my reading of the bookJennifer is a devout christian so there are many scriptures and much spirituality and religious thinking throughout the book that might put some readers off but I liked it and found it helpful Jennifer's approach is to search for and create healing so the tone of the book is very hopeful and uplifting which I really liked I actually bought this book and could easily see myself re reading it or going back to certain chapters from time to time

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10 thoughts on “Believe A Young Widow's Journey Through Brokenness and Back

  1. Justina Justina says:

    I won this book on Goodreads Yeah I love winning books I love reading nonfiction books I have to tell you though I cried sobbed through the first well a lot of the book I can't imagine how hard this would be I know us on the outside can sometimes think that time heals wounds but I can understand that although it may go away the wound is still there life has changed Time does not change that I would definately feel like life was over if it happened to me I loved reading about Jennifer's life and struggle to want to live It made me want to appreciate what I have and the time I have and as she said to be here now This is what we have and we should be here and live it now Don't wait until tomorrow Live everyday

  2. Amy Amy says:

    This is a book that I won from Goodreads Definitely a book that was written from the heart Well written and easy to relate to if you have lost someone special A confirmation that time doesn't heal wounds it just dulls the pain of the ache Although when you least expect it sometimes those wounds reopen uickly and deeply Here's hoping that Jennifer and her children will be able to remember all of the positives and continue to turn a bad situation into a positive lesson and support for others

  3. Elle Elle says:

    Another lovely win on GoodReads giveaways and especially meaningful because this author lives nearby She gives a heart wrenching story of what grief is like and though this is something I have not yet gone through in life it is such a help in knowing how to love and support others as they do It's a beautiful portrait of the triumph of love and hope and a testament to the faith of Jennifer Silvera Absolutely worth reading especially if you have someone near you going through a similar situation

  4. Cassandra Cassandra says:

    A heartbreaking story of a woman named Jennifer whose husband was killed in the line of duty It is tough reading about her story and how she dealt with her husband's death in great detail I enjoyed reading her story although it did make me cry a few times Many times you hear about a killing of a police officer and never really know how it affects the family the tragedy left behind I felt Jennifer's story was raw yet very useful for others who find themselves in the similar situation

  5. Gretchen Gretchen says:

    Beautifully written

  6. Shanna Shanna says:

    First of all I didn't know this book was religious I guess I should have known what with the title Believe and the American flag on the cover Being an atheist I find these references a little annoying but I entered the contest to win this book because of the subject For some reason becoming a young widow is one of my big irrational fears so I thought that reading about the author’s experience would be interestingNow it is very hard to criticise someone’s experience especially when it’s such a difficult subject but I will try to The book definitely teaches you the typical things like not to take the little things in daily life for granted don’t waste time doing things that really don’t matter to you tell those you care about why you appreciate them etc All of these big ideas are great and inspiring but they’ve all been heard before But what makes this memoir interesting is that Silvera really gets into the details of her grief and she stresses the importance of finding your own way to deal with grief You don’t have to listen to everyone’s advice because “only you know what’s right for you” p 75For example she states that the concept of ‘moving on’ after someone important to you dies is not appropriate You can’t just ignore a huge part of your past that has shaped who you are She uses her example of living in Honduras to explain this; When she moved back to the US she didn’t ‘move on’ from life in Honduras but she incorporated it into her life back in the US through things like recipes The important thing to do is to embrace your story of loss The only thing you need to do is “let go of past regrets obstacles negativity and a constant striving for perfection” p 116 I particularly enjoyed her descriptions of her relationship with her husband Their relationship seemed genuine and really sweet I love the little things they shared that made their relationship special for example saying “I something you” Overall this is a great raw account of a young woman’s extreme pain after the loss of her husband and it is great inspiration for anyone who has to deal with a similar situation If you like me do not like religious stuff I still recommend this memoir because it is about how she dealt with grief I tended to skim over areas with lots of “God” on the page and I simply appreciated her honesty and intimacy in retelling her story

  7. Sara Sara says:

    I won this book on Goodreads and was looking forward to reading it The author's husband a police officer in Minnesota was killed while on duty and this book tells the story of their relationship and marriage and how she tries to cope after his death I definitely got a good sense of the love between them and I understood the depth of her grief after he died Despite the sadness in this book it was also somewhat uplifting too blending the sad parts of her new life with memories from happy times with her husband The author described days when she struggled to just get out of bed other days when she got by moment to moment and then things that helped her feel a little better I was not aware before I read this that there was a religious slant to this book so that was a bit of a surprise to me with uotes from the Bible peppered throughout and the author occasionally talking about how some church trips helped her However for all the religious writing that was in this book I don't think it was overly religious and in fact the best parts of it had to do with the author's story and not her beliefs There were some very nice messages in this book The main one is probably my favorite to try to be here in this moment and enjoy it as much as possible The other thing that really stood out to me was when the author went through old receipts tossed the receipts from after her husband died and kept the ones before that She didn't know the reason for this at first but then realized that she'd kept those receipts to see what had been purchased because those were important memories things that may not have seemed important at the time but the sort of everyday moments that she treasured afterward What a nice thoughtMy only complaints about this book are that occasionally the dialogue sounded stilted and the events in the book sometimes jumped around in time to the point where I'm not sure when the events were taking place These complaints are minor though they did occasionally bother me so I thought I'd mention it Overall a very nice book that I'd recommend to others It's not one that you could read the entire thing in one day because it's heavy and there's a lot to think about Very heartfelt and thought provoking

  8. LuAnn LuAnn says:

    It amazes me that Jennifer Silvera was able to write this memoir after such a devastating loss With two little children and a lifetime of happiness ahead of her she is suddenly faced with something she never expected – the death of her husband Reading about her marriage it seems to be one that everyone hopes for Her husband was understanding compassionate and caring and they both shared dreams for the futureAs her world collapses around her Jennifer must find it in her heart to continue not just for herself but for the children as wellAlthough the road is rough she finds little things to get her through one day at a time in order to come to terms with her lossBy sharing her personal thoughts and feelings Jennifer provides advice and help for others facing their own private lossesI found her words particularly helpful due to the loss of my sister Granted it’s been many years now but I still miss her terribly and always will I was able to take some of Jennifer’s words to heart and I thank her for that

  9. Nicole Nicole says:

    I won this book on Goodreads It's one of the best books I've ever read on the topic of death grieving and healing I highly recommend it to anyone who has lost a loved one or anyone who is trying to understand what a grieving friend may be feeling Jennifer Silvera writes with true honesty so the reader experiences all the mixed and raw emotions of her journey Having lost a loved one myself four years ago I found that Silvera's writing put words to feelings that I have experienced but that I was never able to put into words myself Her story about separating receipts into stacks based on whether they were before or after her husband's passing and the lesson she learned from that was extremely powerful I really enjoyed the uotes from scripture throughout the book along with Silvera's telling of the role her faith has played in her life This is a powerful inspirational book and one that I will definitely pass along to friends

  10. Wendy Wendy says:

    The best griefwidow book I have read to date Every other book I have read thus far about this topic has been geared toward or written by older widowswidowers Jennifer's husband was killed in 2005 at 32 years old in the line of duty as a police officer Her strugglesworries and concerns much closely mirror mine I found myself saying yeah that's exactly it out loud many times throughout my reading of the bookJennifer is a devout christian so there are many scriptures and much spirituality and religious thinking throughout the book that might put some readers off but I liked it and found it helpful Jennifer's approach is to search for and create healing so the tone of the book is very hopeful and uplifting which I really liked I actually bought this book and could easily see myself re reading it or going back to certain chapters from time to time

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