Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Somewhere More Holy by Tony Woodlief

It says something about the book when the introduction moves me to tears. Somewhere More Holy is a book every father and potential parent must read.

Tony Woodlief's daughter died of brain cancer when she was very young. The despair that followed sent Tony into drinking and having an affair.

Years later, he and his wife Celeste are still married with four boys. This book is Tony giving us a tour of his house while explaining life as a parent after the death of a daughter.

We walk through the doorstep on our way to the living room. Next we stop at the dinning room table before checking out the bathroom. We visit the bedrooms and outdoors before stopping at the doorstep of heaven.

In each chapter, Tony shares some hilarious stories involving each room mixed with the struggles he has dealt with as a parent.

You won't find the shallow cliches in Tony's excellent reminiscences. But you will gain a better understanding of parenthood, the serious pain of outliving a child and God's redeeming grace.

This book is simply terrific.
Somewhere More Holy: Stories from a Bewildered Father, Stumbling Husband, Reluctant Handyman, and Prodigal Son

This book was provided for review by Zondervan Publishing.

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