While in a bookstore searching for this book I was told that it could be found in the "Grief" section. Considering that the Guthries have lost two children, this would be a logical place for the book. After reading Holding on to Hope (and hearing Nancy Guthrie speak), I find this book to be more than worthy of placement in a "Life/Living" category as well.
In telling their story of the death of two of their children (primarily written about their daughter, Hope), Guthrie draws from the book of Job in the Bible and Job's reaction to his suffering, loss, and healing.
Her style is down to earth and honest. Her faith is strengthened rather than weakened through her loss. She directs her writing to any one who has suffered a loss....of a marriage, a job, a dream, a diagnosis that is not wanted, or, like the Guthries, the loss of someone dear. How appropriate that her daughter's name (given before they knew of the child's condition) is Hope. Guthrie and her husband hold on to a divine hope as they let go of their tiny daughter. Nancy Guthrie makes no quick-fix, easy answer promises to pain and loss. She very openly stands on her faith in God and focuses on His purposes rather than man's purposes. Through her writing shines an incredible treasure about the joy of life in spite of sadness and pain in life.
This is a book that is a short one, but it is one that likely to be read more than once. Its truths are solid. This is a book to be shared.