FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—Monday, February 20, 2023
Sharon Engram and Lori Rohlinger are thrilled to announce the re-launch of their best-selling book, Surviving Widowhood.
Mother and daughter author team Sharon Engram and Lori Rohlinger, who have each lost a spouse, minister to widows and widowers, sharing how they each were able “to trust God with my grief and healing of my broken heart.”
Lori and Sharon invite you to step away from the overwhelming demands and grief-wrenching spaces of life for a few moments each day and bask in the rich goodness of Jesus and precious love He showers upon you. In Surviving Widowhood: 40 Devotions of Hope for Widows, your grieving heart will be comforted, your tears will be seen, and your soul will be nourished.
Sharon and Lori’s, Surviving Widowhood will be available for download for free on Amazon for 5 days, February 21 through February 25, 2023. Surviving Widowhood is highly rated by those who have purchased the book. Here’s what some of the reviewers have said:
Very helpful resource
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2023
“My husband and I have had some very unfortunate losses recently and we purchased this book for his mom and another in law. They both have found this book very comforting. I don’t understand the journey of widowhood and am so grateful for this book, that does and has been providing the much needed comfort to my loved ones.”
Grieving is hard…
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2023
“One of the BEST resources for anyone who is grieving the loss of a spouse. Lori and Sharon have first-hand knowledge of this subject, unfortunately. I love how God is turning around their experiences and helping others get through their pain, and somehow finding joy through it all. I wish my mom had this book when she went through her journey of loss. I will pass this book on to anyone who needs it.”
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Sharon Engram was active in the three churches her late husband, Don, pastored in Illinois, Ohio, and Arizona. As a speaker, women’s ministry leader, and Bible study teacher, she also helped found Women Anew (Ohio), an annual conference for women which has reached thousands of ladies. Sharon’s heart also expands into international missions. She helped develop the Women’s Ministry division for International Needs, assisting national women leaders in ministering to their own people. As part of that ministry, Sharon organized several women’s teams to teach at women’s conferences in third-world countries. She also served on the board of directors for WorldVentures Missions. Mother of four, grandmother of fourteen, and great-grandmother of six, Sharon lives in Goodyear, Arizona.
Lori Rohlinger was active alongside her late husband, Greg, in founding Palm Valley Church in Arizona, seeing growth to over four thousand worshippers. The couple was an inspiring speaking team—he at the 2013 C3 conference for pastors in Dallas, and she at JustOne virtual conference in 2014 and 2016. Lori also spoke at the in-person Flourish Conference in 2017. She lives in Buckeye, Arizona, and is the mother of three young adult sons and one teenage daughter. Lori writes a blog and does a weekly podcast, Beautifully Broken, about widowed life. Learn more at https://lorirohlinger.blogspot.com./. Podcast, Beautifully Broken: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beautifully-broken/id1497602623
Suggested Interview Questions
- The topic of widow’s grief is multifaceted. So many emotions and details to work through, and not just grieving. What is one piece of comfort you would share with a grieving widow?
- And from your book, it’s clear that you have personal experience. Would you briefly share your grief journey?
- What was the hardest part for you?
- How did you help your children understand the grief and loss of losing their dad?
- What would you say to a widow who is facing a holiday or an event alone for the first time?
- What did you find comforting in the first year of grief?
- Looking back, what are some unexpected gifts God gave you during your grieving journey?
- You’ve got a beautiful podcast for widowed life. What prompted you to launch this? How does it personally enrich you? Where can people find you?