Missing Andy: The Journey From Grief to Joy by Lori A. Moore
Publication Date: March 2010
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Format: Paperback, 70 pp
(Received for review from the author)
Synopsis (Courtesy of Amazon):
In her latest book, Missing Andy: The Journey From Grief to Joy, author Lori A. Moore explains how to view the loss of a loved one as a celebration instead of a final event. After unexpectedly losing her ex-husband, who was also her best friend, due to a fatal blood clot, Lori found herself lost and numb, but working her way through the five stages of grief helped her rediscover her true happiness. Now, Lori writes about her experiences to help those dealing with grief come to a place of understanding and acceptance. Take this journey with Lori and find out how Missing Andy furthered her relationship with God and showed her how to truly live again. Come out of a place of inconsolable sadness and discover the joy that can only be found through Christ Jesus.
I received this book for review quite awhile ago from a fellow Kentucky, writer, Lori A. Moore. I had previously reviewed Lori's book, From Zero to Christian in Just 35 Years. Missing Andy is a book focused on finding joy after the loss of a loved one. Some people have such a difficult time with grief that they are almost consumed by it. Lori's book shows her own struggle with grief and how she fought through it with the help of the Lord.
When I think about death I hope that those who carry on after me will see it as a joyful celebration. Sometimes in this life we have hardships and trials but in the next it will all be joy. One of the things that I liked most about this little book, only 70 pages, was that it was able to show us the stages of grief and the feelings you go through as you face the loss of someone dear to you.
But, this book also showed the great friendship that Lori was able to have with her ex-husband Andy, who was also her best friend. This was never more evident than in the opening letter by Lori's husband, Michael Moore. It takes a strong man to allow his wife to be best friends with her former husband, I'll tell you that. It's easy to see that Andy touched a lot of people and in a profound way and now Lori is touching us, with his story. A great portrait of the love of Christ in action...
Missing Andy is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.
I'm giving this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag! I recommend this one to anyone who is struggling with the loss of a loved one and anyone who has ever had a dear friend go to be with the Lord.
Click here to view my review of Lori's book, From Zero to Christian in Just 35 Years.
Here is some additional information about Lori A. Moore
Lori A. Moore teaches college online as well as in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky where she lives with her husband Michael and their three cats. Lori has a passion for adults who haven't yet experienced a relationship with Christ because everything they've heard is kind of formal and scary. She tries to write with humor and on a down-to-earth level that people can relate to and understand.
An avid traveler, she has visited all 50 states in the U.S. as well as 26 other countries. Her most recent trip was to Cuba and her next trip will include Italy, Croatia, Turkey, and Greece.
Lori is also an amateur photographer and volunteer photo journalist. She recently won three photo contests for photo's of humorous observations.