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ABOUT THE BOOK:

What if your child shot himself while you were in the next room? What if you held him as his heart beat for the last time? What if Satan whispered in your ear, “Now where is your God?” Find out how Jean Ann Williams reached out with her spirit and mind to the one true Father. Discover how the Lord God answered her, and walked alongside her in the most difficult grieving journey of her life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jean Ann Williams is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She writes regularly on Putting on the New blog and her own Love Truth blog. Jean Ann and her husband of forty-six years have thirteen grandchildren from their other two children. They live on one acre in Southern Oregon where they raise a garden, fruit orchard, goats, and chickens. Her favorite hobbies are practicing archery, hiking through the woods, and big game hunting with her bow.

PAPERBACKS

Ramona McDavid

Becky C

Gail Hollingsworth

Lori Weller

Vickie Jameson

Cindy Regnier

Debra Lindquist

Carrie Gould

Charlene Durham

Cheri Swalwell

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Hello! I finally figured this out. Oh, me!

Thank you to all the folks who will be reading and reviewing my book: God's Mercies after Suicide: Blessings Woven through a Mother's Heart.  And to let you know I mailed off your books today, so you should be getting your copy by 10/29 at the lastest.  If you ever have any questions, please ask. I'm not shy and the topic of suicide is not a sore spot. It's a tender spot, but not one I mind discussing.

Thank you, again, ladies!

jean

I guess I could add that my son, Joshua, died twelve and a half years ago on March 16, 2004. He was 25 years old. I have two older children and they have blessed us with 13 grandchildren, our baker's dozen. :))

Oh, and the photo of me was taken within a year after Joshua died, so I was very sad. The boy is my grandson, Isaac, who is now 15 and has his first girlfriend. I'll check back later to see if we have any questions.

I received this book, God's Mercies After Suicide, yesterday and read it in about four hours. This book is very emotional--at times I could feel the author's pain as she reflected back on her son's suicide and I could feel her joy during the reflections of memories of her with her son and family before his suicide.
I am so glad the author clung to God after Joshua's suicide. All too often we hear of people turning to drinking or they end up very depressed after a suicide in the family. The author experienced terrible pain, confusion, and some depression after the suicide but still she clung to God even when she couldn't feel Him, even when she may have thought He deserted her. And God pulled her from the depression. He helped heal her brokeness. He helped heal the big hole she had in her heart. I am so glad she clung to God during this time and still clings to Him. God is the only one who can and will give us eternal peace.
I am so glad that the author was also able to write about her experiences and clinging to God through this suicide. She is truly blessing other people. Definitely a 5 star book.
Mrs. Williams I am wondering have you ever thought about writing a book which includes Joshua's journals or are they too private? Also you rarely mention your husband in this book God's Mercies After Suicide. Was he with you during any of this? Just curious.
Will definitely recommend this to others.

Charlene, may I copy your review for my blog post at http://joshua-mom.blogspot.com/? I'm featuring all the reviews to encourage others to read the book.

Testing to see if I can reply

Good morning, Charlene! Thank you so much for reading my book. To answer your questions, my dear husband Jim was with me when Joshua shot himself. But, Jim is very private and I had him in the book, but I could see it made him uncomfortable. I took out all detailed references to him. Jim is the one to encourage me to write about Joshua's suicide and he cheers me on even today. The pain, though, is still too harsh for him.

And yes, Joshua's journals are a next book. But, this is where God's extreme power and strength in me will have to be dwelling. Even though Joshua's journals are in a box within an arm's length of where I sit at my desk, I'm  not ready to read anymore of them. The one I did begin to read, got me on the first sentence. Joshua wrote, "I've never felt connected to anyone." Honestly, I don't beleive this. I believe his medications caused him to feel this way later.

Thank you, also, for reading my book so quickly. And I sure appreciate the five stars. God bless you, Charlene. In Him, Jean

I am so sorry Jim is still hurting. You two are very strong and courageous, especially being able to write about what you all went through. I am praying for you and your family and that God will give you all the strength you each need and the comfort that you each need in Jesus Name.

God bless you, Charlene! We do still need so  much prayer. In Jesus, in Jesus!

This was a heart wrenching book to read but I imagine helpful for those having experienced the same thing. I read this book in a single afternoon it was so compelling. I cannot fathom having to go through the loss of a child by their own hands, but this is what Jean Williams did. She was in the next room when she heard the gun shot, ran to her son's room and held him and felt the last beat of his heart.
Each chapter has scripture, the present day experiences, then Mrs. Williams's memories and a separate page where a mother reading God's Mercies after Suicide can write her own memories, her prayer of praise, and her own scripture of encouragement. There are even suggested reading materials in the back as well as grief sites.
This would be an excellent book for those families dealing with the loss of a family member.
I received this book free and was not required to write a review, positive or otherwise.
I also placed my review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, Books A Million, and my Facebook page.

Thank you, Gail, for reading and reviewing my book. I'm especially touched that you took the time to place your review in so many areas. :) God bless you!

A difficult subject handled with wisdom that comes from firsthand knowledge, any parent of a child killed by his own hand will find hope here. Jean WIlliams has not spared us the gut-wrenching heartbreak she went through at her son's death, nor has she left out the story of how she survived the days of darkness by clinging to our merciful and loving God. This is difficult to read, but at the same time, impossible to put down. Her story will do more than intrigue you. It will involve you in Ms. WIlliams' life, her family and her heartache as she climbs her way out of the abyss she fell into at her son's death. This book is not only for those who have lost a child to suicide, but for anyone who seeks after God's mercies in a trying time. This review is posted on amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads

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