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Surviving Widowhood: 40 Devotions of Hope


About The Book

You may have lost your husband suddenly, had only a few months to say goodbye, or were a caregiver for several years. And most widows don’t have capacity for a book about moving through the trenches of grief or grappling with day-to-day life. That’s why this mother-daughter author team chose to write short bite-sized devotions of hope from their own journeys through grief.

Daughter Lori’s husband of twenty-one years died of a neurological disorder, and mother Sharon’s husband of sixty years passed away from an unexpected aggressive cancer. Both women understand grief, and they extend warm, comforting words of love from Jesus to other widows in their times of deep loss. With each tender devotion and enough space for journaling your thoughts, their messages will help you:

· Lean into Jesus and His love

· Seek personal self-care

· Accept comfort from others

· Guide children through the grief process

· Make important life and daily decisions

· Celebrate the holidays and special events

In Surviving Widowhood: 40 Devotions of Hope, your grieving heart will be comforted, your tears will be seen, and your soul will be nourished.

About The Authors

Sharon Engram

Sharon Engram was active in the three churches her late husband, Don, pastored in Illinois, Ohio, and Arizona. As a speaker, women’s ministry leader, and Bible study teacher, she also helped found Women Anew (Ohio), an annual conference for women that has reached thousands of ladies. Sharon’s heart also expands into international missions. She helped develop the Women’s Ministry division for International Needs, assisting national women leaders in ministering to their own people. As part of that ministry, Sharon organized several women’s

teams to teach at women’s conferences in third-world countries. She also served on the board of directors for World Ventures Missions. Mother of four, grandmother of fourteen, and great-grandmother of six, Sharon lives in Goodyear, Arizona.

Sharon Engram

Lori Rohlinger

Lori Rohlinger was active alongside her late husband, Greg, in founding Palm Valley Church in Arizona, seeing growth to over four thousand worshippers. The couple was an inspiring speaking team—he at the 2013 C3 conference for pastors in Dallas, and she at JustOne virtual conference in 2014 and 2016. Lori also spoke at the in-person Flourish Conference in 2017. She lives in Buckeye, Arizona, and is the mother of three young adult sons and one teenage daughter. Lori writes a blog and does a weekly podcast, Beautifully Broken, about widowed life. Learn more here.

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“Perhaps you’re holding this book, thinking, I don’t need more sadness in my life. I get it. But this book doesn’t focus on sadness. It focuses on hope and comfort, strength, and peace.”

— Steve Engram, senior pastor, Desert Springs Community Church in Goodyear, Arizona

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