4 out of 4 stars
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The Resurrection: Life after the Death of your Child by Latisa Be is an uplifting non-fiction book that seeks to instill hope to a parent who has experienced the loss of a child.
On December 26, 1991, Latisa Be’s son, Errol Meeks, was born. Meeks grew up to be a loving and friendly young man. At the young age of nineteen, Meeks lost his life through an unfortunate turn of events when the man he had saved moments before turned on him. The shocking news of her son’s death quickly plunged Latisa Be into a state of shock. This would be the beginning of a very difficult journey. The amazing lessons she would learn along the way have helped many in similar circumstances and they are included in the book.
I loved reading The Resurrection: Life after the Death of your Child because it discusses a topic that is paramount especially to those who have gone through the same experiences as the author. The death of one’s child is definitely a traumatic experience and death, in general, is not an easy topic. The existence of a book such as Latisa Be’s that handles the topic so well and which is written by someone who has gone through the pain of losing a child is certainly beneficial. The book’s message is also applicable to people who know anyone going through the loss of their child.
I also liked that the book contains a lot of useful information that is told in an honest way. The author acknowledges the pain that comes with death given that she has been through it herself. She explains what worked for her at different stages of her grieving process. Some of the advice contained includes recognizing the power of gratitude, using healthy outlets to fill the void, realizing that everyone grieves on their own schedule, cherishing the memories but focusing on oneself, what being strong really means and what one can do to support a grieving friend. The information’s practicality is further enhanced by exercises which are included at the end of each chapter.
In terms of structure and grammar, the book is adeptly organized and written. I only identified one grammatical error. The chapters explore one topic at a time and the language is clear and comprehensible. The Resurrection: Life after the Death of your Child by Latisa Be is not only invaluable because of the way it is written but mostly because of the advice it contains. The information included is helpful to all readers especially to those who can relate to the author’s experience. I rate it 4 out of 4 stars.
The Resurrection: Life After the Death of your Child
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