This is a book of comfort and encouragement for all those facing difficulty or distress, based on the author's own story of the sudden death of his wife. Full of inspiring quotations and stories of hope and courage from all over the world, the text includes letters and poetry from friends and strangers alike - all pointing to the mystery of God's transforming presence. After his wife collapsed and died in a matter of minutes, the author's life was turned upside down as he tried to make sense of his devastating loss. Drawing on the very practical faith he had shared with his wife, he reflected on the world's greater sorrows: the many deaths from AIDS in Africa; the terrorist attacks in America; and the asylum-seeking children trying to fit into Glasgow life. In these stories, the light of Christ shines through human courage and kindness, pointing the way through sorrow to healing and peace. Peter Millar is a minister of the Church of Scotland and was formerly Warden at Iona Abbey. He is the author of best-selling "Iona Prayer Book," "Iona Pilgrim Guide" and "Waymarks."