Remember Me is the sequel to Sharon Garlough Brown’s novel, Shades of Light (Shades of Light}. It continues the story of Wren as she struggles to deal with anxiety, depression and grieves over the death of her closest friend, Casey. Wren is helped in her journey by her Aunt Kit, a spiritual director, who has experienced similar issues in the her own past. Together, thorough art, letters, and scripture, they walk in the steps of Jesus in the passion story and come to a better understanding of their own grief and mourning.
At the back of this novella, there are eight meditations along with artwork, so that you can move through the journey to the cross on your own. They are perfect for meditation, prayer, and journaling, and could even be used with a small group. This would be an excellent Lenten discipline to undertake, alone or with a friend!
One idea I especially liked was the idea of writing an obituary to mark a loss in your life. This might involve death, but there are many other ways we experience loss– a friend moves away, our children grow up and leave home, we lose a job. It’s important to name and grieve these changes before we move on.
VERDICT: 5 STARS. This is a great little book which will help and comfort anyone experiencing grief. Highly recommended.
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