Book Review of
Everyone has friends or family who suffer from sickness, disability, depression, or the death of a loved one. Oftentimes, the people who love the hurting also struggle in their own unique ways. They tend to suffer in silence and without much support from others. Writing from the unique perspective of one who needs extra help on a daily basis, Dave Furman offers insight into the support, encouragement, and wisdom that people need when helping others. Furman draws on his own life experiences, examples from the Bible, and wisdom from Christians throughout history to address the heart and ministry of those who are called to serve others. Deeply personal and powerfully pastoral, this book points readers to the strength that only God can provide as they love those who are hurting. Afterword written by Gloria Furman, the author’s wife.
Being There by Dave Furman is a great Christian book to help you understand how to be there for those that deal with sickness, disease, and other very difficult circumstances. The author does a great job dealing with this subject because he know what it is like to live with chronic pain and to need help on a daily basis. It is well explained practical advice. I think this is a must read for Christians that have a family member or close friend that deals with sickness and chronic illnesses.