The early morning news of five people killed by a drunk driver shocked a community. Among the casualties were two teenage daughters from a Christian family. This is a father s remarkable story of how he encountered the refreshing presence of God andMoreThe early morning news of five people killed by a drunk driver shocked a community.
Among the casualties were two teenage daughters from a Christian family. This is a father s remarkable story of how he encountered the refreshing presence of God and received remarkable insights into life beyond death.ReviewTheir faith also gave them the strength to forgive the man who had killed their daughters something that would be beyond most of us, I suspect.
But how much better than being eaten away by anger and bitterness for the rest of their lives. --John Humphrys, Author and BBC Television Broadcaster.Way, way, way above all else I found this book a powerful, rich and deeply positive read. At points it even led me into worship. It is rich because of the revelation of the utter goodness of God that cries out on almost every page.
It sings out with the presence of Jesus, his beauty and loveliness, and carries such a positive emphasis as a result. I am sure that people have written books before on things such as these- that have been grief poured out but lacking the sweet and profound message of the cross and of the love of God. --Judith Forster, River Church, Pioneer NetworkI confess I opened the manuscript somewhat apprehensively, steeling myself for the ordeal of entering a world of private anguish.
However I was surprised that I could not put it down. I loved the candid way in which Phil related his teenage wanderings, hitchhiking around France, and his subsequent conversion. His way of writing about his daughters deaths is similarly understated which somehow makes it more poignant. This book will be a help not only to those who have experienced the death of loved ones in road accidents, but for any who are grappling with the questions that inevitably arise because of traumatic situations.
It will not necessarily answer all the questions: eg why our child? Why now? Why didn t God prevent it? But it communicates God s loving presence in the midst of it, his supernatural peace, and the slow process of healing. --Wendy Virgo, Newfrontiers UK.From the PublisherLast Word Publications started in June 2008 with A12 to Heaven, an uplifting account of the goodness of God experienced through tragedy. This remarkable story quickly sold out its initial publication of 3000 copies and is now into its 2nd edition.More books have since followed as we work with new authors mainly within the Newfrontiers church movement.
Our purpose is to produce Christian materials that are both faithful to the Bible and inspired by the Holy Spirit. We seek not only to serve the Church but also the wider world with true and nspirational accounts of what God has done in the lives of ordinary people.About the AuthorPhil is an experienced high school teacher and member of a New Frontiers church in Lowestoft, UK. He is a regular speaker and used to sharing his faith in a wide variety of settings.