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Surviving Widowhood, Free to Download through February 25, 2023

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—Friday, February 24, 2023

Mother and daughter author team Sharon Engram and Lori Rohlinger, who have each lost a spouse, celebrates the one year anniversary of the release of their book, Surviving Widowhood, with a celebratory re-launch!

Through their book, Surviving Widowhood Sharon and Lori minister to widows and widowers, sharing how they each were able to trust God with their grief and healing of their broken hearts.

Sharon and Lori 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 is available for download for free on Amazon 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:

Pam Wallace
Relevant
5 Stars

“I was given this book by a friend. I lost my husband a year ago this coming August 1st and were given quite a few devotionals and/or books to read. This is THE one that most hit home for me. Every night I would read one of the chapters and each night that subject hit home for me and I was able to cry and reflect on their views as well as why God is there for me every step of the way. This is the book for you or to give to a friend in need.”

Paula Freeman
A treasure for new or seasoned widows.
5 Stars

“Surviving Widowhood: 40 Devotions of Hope is a treasure, whether you’re a new or more seasoned widow. Sharon and Lori offer validation and wisdom in bite-size pieces through authentically sharing their widow’s journey and grounding it in the grace of Scripture. This devotional takes you beyond a “daily dose” to consider your own story of loss gently and prayerfully. As a widow of more than six years, I highly recommend this book for personal use or to give as a gift.”

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

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Surviving Widowhood Will be Free to Download Tomorrow, February 21, 2023

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:

Burcham
Very helpful resource
5 Stars
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.”

Rebecca Warren
Grieving is hard…
5 Stars
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

  1. 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?
  2. And from your book, it’s clear that you have personal experience. Would you briefly share your grief journey?
  3. What was the hardest part for you?
  4. How did you help your children understand the grief and loss of losing their dad?
  5. What would you say to a widow who is facing a holiday or an event alone for the first time?
  6. What did you find comforting in the first year of grief?
  7. Looking back, what are some unexpected gifts God gave you during your grieving journey?
  8. 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?
surving widowhood

New Redemption Press release comforts spouses on grief journey

FAITH NEWS SERVICEHow can I ever be happy again?

Perhaps you have asked yourself this heavy question every day since your spouse’s passing. Perhaps you feel such intense grief and fear that you might not ever feel like yourself again. With 11.3 million widows and 3.7 million widowers in the United States in 2020, you are most certainly not alone in your grief and in your mountain of fears.*

Each of us are uniquely created by our Creator, and while we may experience the same grief and loss of a spouse, it doesn’t mean we will process grief in the same way.

You might be asking yourself how you can enjoy a holiday now that your spouse is gone, or how to help your young children grieve and understand the loss of Daddy or Grandpa. Perhaps you are grappling with how to handle the household responsibilities, chores, and finances that your spouse was responsible for. So many new and unexpected details to manage all alone. Life must feel daunting, scary, and unsure in this world of fresh grief or grief that resurfaces during special holidays and events.

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.

* https://www.statista.com/statistics/242030/marital-status-of-the-us-population-by-sex/

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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

For review copies and media interviews, contact

Lori Rohlinger at lori.beautifullybroken@gmail.com

Sharon Engram at sharonengram60@gmail.com

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