Friday, January 20, 2012
Tear Soup: A Recipe For Healing After Loss
I own a copy of Tear Soup: A Recipe For Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert & Chuck DeKlyen.
I can't say enough good about this picture book for all ages.
This is a perfect first book to read after loss of a loved one. There are so many great books out there on loss and my shelves are filling up with them, but this book is genius in its simplicity and honesty.
I adore the illustrations, where each page is warm and inviting, a balm for those who need a rest.
About Tear Soup. Grandy, a wise older woman, is having to walk the way of loss. She decides to make tear soup, which helps her on the path she must travel.
Here is one of my favorite quotes in the book and so true: "All Grandy really needed from them [her friends] at that moment was a knowing look and a warm hug."
Tear Soup is not just for those who've suffered loss and need guidance, but for those friends and family members close to the sufferer and want to help.
If you can get this book from the library, please do. If you can afford to buy it, you won't be disappointed. You can order it at Amazon, where Tear Soup has 262 five starred reviews. Wow!
Thank you, Pat and Chuck, for writing Tear Soup to fill a need for those of us who have walked the Valley of the Shadow. And thank you, Taylor Bills, for your cozy illustrations.
God bless you!
Until next time . . . take the time to listen to someone who's hurting.