Present Comfort

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.

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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.”

— TOM LOCKE
President, Texas Methodist Foundation

“In this exceptional volume of meditations on scary situations and sacred spirituality, Julie Yarbrough has provided a fountain of wisdom, insight, honesty, and hope."

— WILLIAM B. LAWRENCE
Professor Emeritus of American Church History, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University and Research Fellow, Duke Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition

"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."

— DR. FRAN SHELTON
Founder of Faith & Grief Ministries and author of No Winter Lasts Forever: A Memoir of Loving Bob and Loathing Alzheimer's