I have great news about my book of comfort for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. After My Son’s Suicide is now available as an e-book. For Kindle format go to Amazon.com. It is also available as a Nook Book on the Barnes and Noble web site.
The revised, improved print version continues to be available in Deseret Book stores and on their website, here on my web site, in a few Barnes and Noble stores, as well as on Amazon.com and in assorted independent LDS bookstores. It is beginning to reach some of those who are hurting and I have received many heart-warming responses.
In the last year I had the most amazing experience of rewriting the book for a general market audience. At first I thought it would be impossible to get the main messages across without LDS scriptures and quotes. But truth is everywhere, and I was able to document every point from credible Christian authors and near-death experiences. I’m so pleased with the results and that version of the book will be available shortly.
I appreciate so much those of you who have reached out to grievers and told them about my book. I so desire to share the message that it is possible to learn to trust God no matter what because we come to recognize the awesome wonder of His ability to turn all things to our good, to bring growth and new life in the aftermath of tragedy. I know now what it means to be like the Phoenix rising from the ashes. I know that the cocoons of this life that seem to entrap us are temporary. Either here or hereafter we will burst out of them to become the butterflies we were meant to be. After the struggle to pump the fluid into their wings, butterflies soar—and so will we! I know now that it is possible to have moments when your heart expands with understanding so you can truly trust God enough to thank Him in all things, because you know that “He doeth not anything save it be for the benefit of the world; for He loveth the world, even that he layeth down his own life that he may draw all men unto him. Wherefore he commandeth none that they shall not partake of salvation” (2 Nephi 26:24).
Love and blessings,