Toggle navigation

Through the Valley of Grief

A 365-Day Devotional of Spiritual Practices for Hope in Suffering

Mattie Jackson

About Through the Valley of Grief

Honest and simple practices for grieving sincerely and hopefully with God in this accessible, year-long devotional full of scriptural insight and grounded hope.

Mattie Jackson draws on her experience of grieving the sudden death of her young husband to extend to you a safe and guided place to journey from devastating loss toward comfort and healing.

Whether your grief is recent or you’re still feeling the ache of a loved one’s absence, or navigating a difficult situation, this book is an honest companion, validation for the hard days, and a sustaining guide to help soften the psychological stages of grief.

With scripture-rich but brief devotions, this book is a daily reminder that God can be trusted, that he is near to the brokenhearted and His mercies and power are present with us even in the sacred place of suffering. Along with a helpful reflection question or invitation, each entry invites you to engage with one of four spiritual practices:
  • Wail for what you’ve lost and suffered to guide you through denial
  • Connect with the world around you to guide you through withdrawal
  • Honest Worship to guide you through bitterness and distrust toward God
  • Hope in present and for your the future to guide you through despair

This year-long devotional honors both our human fragility and the God’s faithfulness who is with us in the valley to help usas he draws near to help us navigate our pain and restore our hearts. There are tears to be shed and hope to be found even here in the loss.

About Mattie Jackson

Mattie Jackson is a bestselling author, podcaster, and speaker. She lost her husband of less than a year, Ben Selecman, in September 2018 after he suffered a traumatic brain injury while on vacation. Mattie has dedicated herself and her story to helping others in their grief. Mattie and her business partner, Brooke Tometich, manage a philanthropic organization dubbed "NaSHEville" in order to help women and children in need—specifically orphans, widows, and trafficked women.

Product Details

384 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Sep 10, 2024

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 12