Struck: One Christian's Reflections on Encountering Death

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  • Title: Struck: One Christian's Reflections on Encountering Death
  • Author: Russ Ramsey Scott Sauls
  • ISBN: 9780830844944
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback

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Struck: One Christian's Reflections on Encountering Death

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  1. Russ asked me to endorse this book, and wow, I am so glad he did It is a magnificent, beautiful work Here is what I wrote.A good memoir is about the author but not really about the author In it the reader sees himself, his experiences, his emotions, his life Struck is just such a memoir Russ has told his story, but not his story He has told my story of pain and grief and faith and fear and recovery and doubt and help And he has told yours too His story is of a medical crisis and Yours may be of [...]


  2. An excellent book on affliction told through the author s personal story of a health crisis and his long recovery It is honest, beautifully written, instructive and wise Very, very good.


  3. Russ Ramsey made me cry Multiple time, he made me borderline sob And Lisa Ramsey doesn t get off the hook, either She only wrote the afterword, and she still made me cry But the emotions evoked by Ramsey s book were so necessary and so good As he narrates some critical times in his own life, and the lives of others, Ramsey displays his pastoral abilities by constantly pointing to the overwhelming, all consuming grace of God What makes it that much impactful is that he does this while maintainin [...]


  4. I have trouble feeling other people s emotions I m not a sympathetic person It s not that I don t care about others, it s just that I care in an intellectual way I want to fix problems with ideas and books, and have been told than once not to suggest a book when people come to me with a problem They just want listening sympathy Because of this, I often find it awkward to try to help grieving people I am just too rational Ramsey gave me a rational explanation of an irrational emotion and I found [...]


  5. I wish I had had a book like this one when I was diagnosed with MS in 2004 Mr Ramsey approaches illness, mortality, and hope from an honest and open perspective that makes this a refreshing read He doesn t sugar coat his story with the typical Christian self help talk, but he does t shy away from the hard stuff either He strikes just the right balance and explains and how to live through challenges an authentic way A refreshing read well worth it if you re facing a daunting illness or love someo [...]


  6. Enjoyable, thoughtful read on tough subjects suffering and grief Recommended for anyone going through some suffering now physical, emotional mental, or spiritual or walking with someone going through a difficulty As I consider my own grief, this book was helpful in putting words to the pain.


  7. The title got my attention and drew me in because I ve faced my mortality with cancer, lightning strike, and two bouts of infection leading to sepsis And I am a Christian Ramsey s questions have been mine What happens when you come face to face with your mortality When your body fails you, what happens to your faith Ramsey walks through his encounter with a bacterial infection which settled in his heart and then open heart surgery, revealing anger, depression, fear, sense of deep loss, need to g [...]


  8. I have known Russ for a few years and have often said, If Russ is talking, I m there to listen The same could be true of his books if Russ is writing, I m reading While I love Behold the Lamb of God and Behold the King of Glory for the way Russ opens my eyes to the day to day realities of the stories of Scripture, Struck opens my eyes to the day to day realities of pain, and the ways a relationship with the God of Scripture carries us through them.In honest, at times heart wrenching, language, R [...]


  9. I ve benefited from Ramsey s past work and I m glad to see that his latest book is a continuation of his growth as a writer Ramsey has a particular gift of weaving story, sermon and memoir together in ways that you can t quite put your finger on In the end, you feel like you ve been with a pastor, a mentor, a counselor, a poet, a friend and most importantly a person who understands his own frailty A beautiful book that touches on death, mortality, suffering, depression, marriage, and the longing [...]


  10. So much to ponder in this book It will take repeated readings to glean everything Fortunately, Russ Ramsey is an engaging and entertaining writer His example of owning his grief and fear makes me want to be brave.


  11. This book has been a gift It is not only a book about a man facing the reality of his own death which we all face it is about affliction, suffering, grief, lament, trust, and hope We will all face suffering We are told to expect it How will we face our suffering How will we face our sadness This book is a call to trust the lover of our souls and to embrace the life He has given us This is hard work, but a work that is worth it I can t recommend this book highly enough Thank you Russ for writing [...]


  12. This book was very fitting for this moment in my life as I recently lost my mom His honesty and insights as a Christian approaching death were raw and helpful I honestly wished he would ve went even deeper because what he did write was so encouraging and helpful I was on the verge of tears multiple times, especially in the sections where he talked about his friend who was dying from cancer His discussions on his process of lamenting was perhaps the most important part Suffering can take so much [...]


  13. A well written portrait of unexpected illness Some of the emotional content was less clear, but such is the nature of emotions I d like to revisit this one A few of my favorite quotes p 21 Seeing through my suffering won t show me a new world Rather, it will show me of the world I think I already know p 55 It was both tragic and comic All comedy is And so is all affliction p 104 Friendship itself is a kind of affliction I afflict my friends with the work of dealing with my shortcomings, my igno [...]


  14. Thank you Netgalley for a free copy of this book to read and review This work was an amazing account of one man s journey through affliction having discovered that his mitral valve was destroyed by bacteria and open heart surgery was required, along with extensive rehab to recover The book delves into feelings about mortality, marriage, each person s impact on community, the little things that mean so much, faith, questioning what God gives you and how we feel when He doesn t answer as we d like [...]


  15. Recently, while I was at a conference, I picked up Russ Ramsey s Struck I had been interested in this book for sometime, so when I had the opportunity to pick it up at the conference, I jumped on it.Ramsey is a gifted writer who shares out of his difficult experience It s a progressive journal of dealing with crisis in his life The following Sunday, I gave a sermon entitled sacred interruptions and happily quoted Russ Ramsey This is a wonderfully personal, engaging memoir of suffering, and beaut [...]


  16. Russ Ramsey shares his experience going through a major heart problem and all of the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects I know Russ, so I already knew part of the story Around the same time my wife was being treated for cancer Our family experiences were quite similar I highly recommend this book for anyone patient or family who is or has recently gone through a major medical problem He will help give you words that you struggle to gather He will help you understand the experience and know [...]


  17. I read this because I used to know the author, not because I particularly expected to like it I was so wrong Although it is specifically about one man s suffering and health crisis, is is also about all kinds of suffering and just the reality of living a life of faith in a broken world There was so much that stuck with me and gave me new thoughts, even though I m nowhere near an experience like what he went through I would love to have Than read this and would also offer it to a friend in a stru [...]


  18. Read this when I was expecting to have heart surgery again The author does a great job opening up and talking through all the emotions and spiritual journeys that go with having a serious surgery, specifically heart surgery which is always in a league of its own I enjoyed his perspective and would encourage anyone facing a health crisis to read it You ll feel less alone, and your faith in a God who loves in every circumstance will be refreshed.


  19. I very much enjoyed this book I share a common history with Mr Ramsey I also had open heart surgery, but my trip to the hospital was in 1962 At that time they didn t give any pain medication nor was there any cardio rehab, but I feel that I fared better than the author Back to the book the author gives a clear and honest assessment of his journey with compelling spiritual insight Tangential events, such as Alice and Barbara, added greatly to the story and I liked that the final chapter was writt [...]


  20. I wanted to really like this book I had heard lots of glowing reviews, and have recently been through a life threatening surgery much like the author I did appreciate much of what was written and identified with a lot of it, but I just find that I don t really like the author s writing style I felt the same with another book of his This book may be great for others, though.


  21. Man, this book If you ve ever been in a season of affliction, hurt, or just dealt with anything difficult, go read this It s got to be the most wonderful, hopeful book about suffering that I ve ever read It s a beautiful, challenging reminder to not just try to survive our pain and heartache, but to be good stewards of it.


  22. This book gave me a new perspective on suffering, helping me to explain some of the suffering of my past in light of God s word and also helping me to prepare for the suffering of my future I would recommend this book for anyone who desires to support and encourage their friends in times of suffering.


  23. Pause Reflect Life is a breath It s terrifying and joyful all at once.This book gives illustration to one such harrowing end of life opportunity that is harrowing, gritty, and well written Consider your brevity in another man s consideration of his.





  24. Russ Ramsey, a pastor I had never heard of before, was diagnosed with cancer years ago His journey he documents in the new release Struck One Christian s Reflections On Encountering Death InterVarsity Press, 2017 in which he recounts ways in which God helped him through this time as well as ways in which God was silent and far off The author tracks his depression and doubt during this time as well as triumphs in God As Ramsey writes, This is a book about what happens when affliction and faith co [...]


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