Here If You Need Me

Here If You Need Me

A True Story

Large Print - 2007
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The author documents her decision to pursue her husband's ambition to become a minister after his tragic accidental death, describing how she eventually became a spiritual counselor for families with missing loved ones during search-and-rescue missions.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co. Large Print, 2007
Edition: 1st large print ed
ISBN: 9780316118941
Branch Call Number: B BRAESTRUP
Characteristics: viii, 323 pages (large print) ;,22 cm


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Jun 06, 2016

I appreciated this book from a number of perspectives: woman, mother, spiritual (not religious) being and slice-of-life humor. Ms. Braestrup's writing style is like a fragrant cup of coffee on chilly morning - revelatory, soothing and refreshingly unique. Wonderful insight into the world of police chaplains as well as thoughts on grief, spirituality, God and really being PRESENT.

Sep 20, 2010

This is a painful yet hopeful true story, one that we all hope never to experience. The author has an incredible talent for articulating her thoughts on death, love, God, and many of the other "big questions" in life. Although I adhere to a different faith tradition, I found her take on these questions to be approachable and wise. I have recommended this book to friends of all faiths and none.

P.S. Skip her sequel - very uneven and disappointing.

chib Sep 17, 2009

I really enjoyed this well written book. It deals with loss and coping, and is both humourous and touching. It is a book that makes you think about life, death, faith and spirituality.

Sep 17, 2009

Oh, I am enjoying htis book. Its an easy read about a woman who is a chaplin for the Maine Warden service. Helping with search and rescue and such. But it is HOW she writes that is such a gem.

Also this is a great book for those who are non-believers or those who question their faith because is not into the faith part of it. She is into the being there, really being there, for others and it is beautiful and refreshing.


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