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The Journey
By Cathy Gwynn
Creation House, 2002
Trade paperback, $9.99 (85 pages)
ISBN:  0884199363

Death is an event that is hard to deal with at any age, and is especially hard on young wives with small children. Cathy Gwynn in her memoir The Journey, retells her grief passage from the moment of learning of her husbandís fatal accident near Tallahassee, Florida, to Easter Ė which gives the promise of resurrection.

Her strong faith and an ability to hear Godís voice as well as that of her husbandís, gives Cathy Gwynn the strength to go through the funeral process, change her role in life, and to raise their young son.  She turns to her memories and love poems to build a celebration of her husbandís life.  Friends and family bring messages from her husband through supernatural experiences of his presence.  The most touching is the message from her son. Gwynn uses scripture to testify her faith in a manner that death brings hope more than despair.

For those trying to think of how to help someone grieving or for those going through the process themselves, I recommend this book that can easily be read in one sitting.  It will bring light to your dark moment.

Cathy Gwynn has a B.S. degree in advertising and a M.A. degree in mass communication from the University of Florida. She and Dennis Gwynn were married in 1994, and their only child, Chase, was born in 1999. In 2001, Dennis was killed in a car accident, leaving Cathy a thirty-five year old widow with a two-year old son. She now has her own consulting business-Gwynn Market Research and Planning-and resides with her son in Apopka, Florida.


Joyce Dixon
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