In the face of grief and loss, have you ever wondered how you will ever move beyond your tears and emptiness? Is it possible to find purpose and meaning after you have suffered the death of a loved one?
"The risen Christ meets us in our tears." With these gentle words Trevor Hudson invites you to enter the deeply moving Gospel story of the garden encounter between the risen Christ and Mary Magdalene on the first Easter morning.
In the Foreword, Dallas Willard describes Trevor Hudson as "remarkably gifted at unrolling the contents of a scriptural story right into the midst of your life. He is an open soul…who is able to open other souls."
Through the meditations in this book, you will discover how Christ's healing love can help you find the hope that lies on the other side of your brokenness and grief.
Each of the 10 brief chapters includes a focal scripture and meditation, a memory verse and breath prayer, and suggestions for further reflection.
An excellent resource for a Lenten study, a grief support group, or anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Christ's resurrection and how it relates to their life.
Rev. Trevor Hudson has been part of the Methodist movement in Southern Africa for more than 40 years. Serving primarily around Johannesburg, South Africa, he is deeply committed to the work and ministry of the local congregation. In addition to preaching and teaching on a regular basis in South Africa, he is also involved with the Institute for Creative Conversation and the Jesuit Institute of South Africa. A significant part of his weekly work is giving the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Besides his local commitments, Trevor travels widely, preaching, teaching, and lecturing in the areas of spiritual formation, spiritual direction, and pastoral therapy. In the USA he lectures at Fuller Seminary and Gardner-Webb University in their Doctor of Ministry programs, the Next Frontiers Program for Ministers, the Renovare International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation, and the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation at Westmont College. Trevor is the author of over 20 books, including the Pauses series (Pauses for Advent, Pauses for Lent, and Pauses for Pentecost) with Upper Room Books. Trevor is married to Debbie, and they are the parents of two adult children, Joni and Mark.
Dallas Willard (1935-2013) was an American philosopher who was also well-known for his writings on Christian spiritual formation. He was a longtime professor of philosophy at The University of Southern California. In addition to teaching and writing about philosophy, Willard lectured and wrote books about Christianity and Christian living. Christianity Today named his book The Divine Conspiracy Book of the Year for 1999. Another of his books, Renovation of the Heart, won Christianity Today's 2003 Book Award for books on spirituality.