If you or someone you love is walking through a season of loss, disappointment, pain, or other difficulties, The Art of Overcoming will teach you how to grieve what has died within you and celebrate the new life set before you by the God who brings good from evil, light from dark, and life from death.
Pastor Tim Timberlake uses the imagery of a traditional funeral ceremony as a framework to look at the "death experiences" we face regularly in this crazy journey called life. These experiences include all the grief, disappointment, tragedy, loss, pain, suffering, abuse, or sorrow that comes our way.
Death is not the end, although it often feels like it is in the moment. Instead, it is a season to reflect, to honor, and to grow. It is the end of one chapter but the beginning of a new one. The new doesn't diminish the old and looking toward the future doesn't mean we forget the past. Instead, we must learn to hold loss and hope at the same time.
The chapters are divided into four sections that represent specific stages of dealing with our death experiences.
- Living with Death explores five foundational perspectives about grief and loss
- The Processional encourages us to face head-on the reality of our experiences
- The Eulogy helps us memorialize and honor what has been lost and how to process grief in a healthy way
- The Recessional is about closure as we discover life after death and move forward
No matter what you've gone through or are in the middle of right now, better days are ahead. But don't hurry to get there. Instead, let Jesus heal your heart in His timing, take time to grieve what needs to be grieved, and then celebrate the new life God lays out before you.