About the Book
Book Title: Dance with Jesus
Author: Susan B. Mead
Genre: Non-fiction: Christian life, Bereavement, Grief
Release date: March 31, 2015
Grief hits each one of us and can come from so many different directions…
HAVE YOU LOST SOMEONE DEAR TO YOU? A brother, sister, parent, grandparent, family member, friend or a child? A relationship? A body part to cancer or an accident? Do you want to experience the joy of moving from broken to blessed? From GRIEF TO GRACE? Do you want God to take your hand and teach you to dance…with Jesus? Yes?
Then devour the words of Dance With Jesus: From Grief to Grace! Expect to laugh through the tears and experience a deepening of your faith.
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This is book is not what I was expecting it to be. Going in, I thought it was going to be a bunch of bible versus about taking comfort from our Heavenly Father in a time of loss. I thought the chapters would be filled with instruction in how to take your grief and turn it into something good. What I did not expect was to read a memoir of the author’s own personal experience. And while I enjoyed reading her story, cried and laughed at the appropriate times, and felt like I was really getting to know her like a friend instead of an author, I felt like this could have used some other perspectives.
I do appreciate that scripture is woven throughout the entire book. It’s important to rely on God’s Word during our time of need, and I felt the verses chosen for this book were spot on. They are verses you’ll want to highlight in your bible to not only use yourself, but to share with others. Each chapter had reflection questions as well. Some of them are very in-depth, which I liked, however I wish there was a little more meat to back them up, or somehow reference in the next chapter.
Here’s the thing, people deal with grief differently. Just because this book wasn’t for me doesn’t mean it’s not for someone else. In fact, I think it would be a great start for a non-believer. They can connect with the author, and the questions will help them contemplate their relationship with the Lord. If someone were to also share a bible with them, then the could look up the verses themselves and really understand what the author is talking about. And maybe, just maybe it might lead to a conversation down the road you’ve been waiting to have with that person for a very long time!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
A master storyteller and award-winning, bestselling author, Susan B. Mead leaves audiences motivated to live a life free of regrets even though she has done the hardest thing any parent can do – bury her youngest son, Kyle. With over 22 years in corporate America, 2 million airline miles under her belt, 1 eLit Book Award Gold Medal and 2 Christian Literary Awards on the shelf, an MBA and a Certificate of Ordination hanging on the wall, as well as a Doctor of Theology candidacy in process, Susan shares her expert teachings on business, grief, spiritual warfare and relationships.
Susan has been described as a solid, comforting voice in a messy world. Whether speaking to business professionals, women’s conferences, industry leaders or writer’s workshops, Susan’s insightful wisdom inspires audiences, empowering them to make healthy mental u-turns to help them find calm in the chaos.
Guest Post from Susan B. Mead
Why did I write, “Dance With Jesus: From Grief to Grace?” Such a funny story how that happened. I was in the midst of a Bible study by Henry Blackaby called, “Experiencing God” and one night a question asked, “What does God want you to do right now? Right now?”
I heard, sing my love song, and I laughed out loud and said, “Seriously, God, you’re going to have to send me a bucket because I can’t carry a tune, and you know that.”
Then that gentle spirit inside whispered, what’s in your hand? There was a pen in my hand because I was writing in a workbook. I swept the workbook away, got a journal out, put pen to paper, and the story simply flowed onto paper. At 5:30 a.m., I put the pen down and thought well that took more than the two lines provided (in the workbook).
The very first email I read later that day was from Proverbs 31 Ministries She Speaks, Speakers and Writers Conference. Writers conference, I thought? Seriously God, you want me to do something with this? Okay, and the story began.
That’s how I wrote the book, “Dance With Jesus: From Grief to Grace.”
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