A Witness: The Haiti Earthquake, a Song, Death, and by Renee Splichal Larson,Jennifer Agee,Norma Cook Everist PDF

By Renee Splichal Larson,Jennifer Agee,Norma Cook Everist

ISBN-10: 149822606X

ISBN-13: 9781498226066

ISBN-10: 1498226086

ISBN-13: 9781498226080

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti buried Renee Splichal Larson in concrete rubble, killing her husband and leaving her a widow at age 27. Surviving simply to be crushed by way of loss and trauma, she puzzled if lifestyles used to be nonetheless attainable for her. at the same time she knowledgeable to turn into a pastor, her religion in a loving God used to be shaken and battered by way of the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and took the lives of many thousands.

This is Renee's relocating tale of affection, grief, survival, and new lifestyles. it really is an account of the lives of 3 children, their event of the demanding situations, attractiveness, and hospitality of Haiti, and the tumult that overthrew all they held dear.

After years of fight and therapeutic, aided by means of impressive symptoms of the affection and presence of God, Renee deals us an intimate examine her younger romance, her event of the earthquake, and the adventure that undefined. so much of all, she broadcasts her hard-won witness: that during Christ, love and lifestyles triumph over death.

"Renee Splichal Larson presents us with a narrative of desire in A Witness. it's a relocating, heartfelt tale that needed to be instructed. It brings with it the visceral longings of lifestyles within the face of dying, reduction amid melancholy, gentle in darkness. Any who've ever recognized soreness or loss can take advantage of her tale. She issues us to where that introduced that means while every thing appeared misplaced: the foot of the cross."
--Paul E. Hoffman, writer, Faith Forming Faith

"A Witness testifies to the burning depth of affection that knew the richness and fullness of limitless possibilities--shared laughter, existence, love of God, ministry, and music--and to like that is aware a quaking earth, shattered constructions, and the crushing finitude of the demise of many Haitians and Splichal Larson's younger husband, Ben. Her sorrow embraces the fullness of resurrection desire and passionate new existence. Splichal Larson witnesses to like that's superior than death."
--Evon O. Flesberg, Assistant Professor of the perform of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling, Vanderbilt collage

"Theodicy and martyrdom! Theodicy: Why do undesirable issues occur to sturdy people--each priceless one killed via the earthquake, together with a tender guy with a wonderful soul named Ben? Martyrdom: Witness to Jesus Christ--not simply in demise, yet in residing through skinny prayer and fragile wish in God's promise past all theodicy!
--Craig L. Nessan, educational Dean, Wartburg Theological Seminary

"Renee has written a gorgeous ebook that bursts with existence at the same time it faces tragedy and demise. It shines with wish even though it passes via heartbreak. She is profoundly beneficiant to percentage her lifestyles with us like this on those pages. you will cry along with her, but additionally smile frequently. As Renee invitations you to witness what she has witnessed, you can be encouraged on your religion, your love, and your life."
--Kent Annan, Co-Director of Haiti companions; writer, Slow nation Coming

Renee Splichal Larson is a pastor within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the US. Born and raised in North Dakota, Renee is a graduate of Concordia university, Moorhead, Minnesota, and Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa. She is married to Jonathan Splichal Larson, who's additionally a pastor within the ELCA, and their son is called Gabriel. Renee and Jon are either survivors of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. A Witness is Renee's first book.

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