Seasons of sorrow: The path of loss and the comfort of God

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader


Seasons of sorrow: The path of loss and the comfort of God


Tim Challies


Zondervan Reflective

Publication date:





199 pages


Author Tim Challies has endured the loss that all parents dread and pray will not happen to them. His beloved only son Nick died suddenly at the age of twenty. Nice was a fine Christian, one whose life had already touched many despite his few years.

Challies takes readers through the four seasons of the first year after his son’s death. The author shares his deepest despair, his severe pain yet his continuing faith in the Lord, his deep trust in Jesus. You will share in his sadness, perhaps shed tears and definitely be inspired by his abiding faith and trust.


5 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Particularly those who have experienced loss or desire to have a ministry to those who grieve

Christian impact:

The author’s faith is reflected on every page.

Also includes:

-sketch of Nick Challies

-author note






Seasons of Sorrow: The Pain of Loss and the Comfort of God

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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