Julie Yarbrough lives in Dallas, Texas and is President of Yarbrough Investments. She has written extensively on grief, inspired by the death of her beloved husband. Julie is the author of several books that address the practical and spiritual challenges of grief including the Beyond the Broken Heart grief group resources, Inside the Broken Heart, Beyond the Broken Heart: Daily Devotions for Your Grief Journey, A Journey Through Grief, and Secure in the Storm (Abingdon Press). In writing about grief, her premise is that those who grieve seek answers found only when they understand the personal dimensions of their own individual grief.
Julie is a member of the Board of Methodist Health System, Texas Methodist Foundation, and the Executive Board of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. She is an active member of Highland Park United Methodist and blogs at www.beyondthebrokenheart.com.
Present Comfort: Finding Strength In Uncertain Times
When the normal rhythm of life in community is interrupted by a catastrophic global event, the effect is that life all around us is radically upended by a deep sense of loss of control. The pause around the world is marked by a pendulum of emotions and events that swings in a wide arc between hope and despair every day.
Meditations on Modern Loss and Grief
by Julie Yarbrough
Present Comfort is for those who have sustained a profound loss and for those who are at a loss to understand the range of emotions specific to grief. The unique perspective of each meditation is that God is present in every circumstance of life, at work in the world to give us victory over loss, destruction, death, and grief. Present Comfort offers assurance, encouragement, and spiritual insight for those who grieve, and context for those who desire to share in the heart and language of grief. The hope is that Present Comfort will inspire a deeper faith that in each whisper of comfort, there is the presence of God.
Present Comfort is a marvelous exposition of one of the grand themes of the Bible; that “God is with us,” especially in the darkest and most difficult times in our lives. This is simply a wonderfully “hope-full” book for all of us in uncertain and challenging seasons in our lives.”
“In this exceptional volume of meditations on scary situations and sacred spirituality, Julie Yarbrough has provided a fountain of wisdom, insight, honesty, and hope."
"With each turn of page, they will come to know Julie as a new friend who has a vulnerable, compassionate and courageous heart--just like them."