Grief is cruel and it does not discriminate. For One More Day by Mitch Albom is a visceral account of a broken man whose life spiraled out of control after his mother died. Albom’s internationally renowned reputation is evident in this book as he threads together how painful and isolating it can be to lose someone you love. Albom’s narrative mastery is on full display as he details the harsh reality of coping in this story. He also poetically ties together a heartwarming and beautiful ending of forgiveness and resolution to live a life of meaning and gratitude.
Everyone either has or will be affected by loss and grief in their lives. The Psalmist tells us that people are not alone in their grief. In fact, the God of the Bible will draw near to those with grieving hearts even in the lowest times.
Written by: Jonathan Jin