A Small Book for the Hurting Heart: Meditations on Loss, Grief, and Healing - Hardcover by Paul Tautges

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A Small Book for the Hurting Heart Hardcover

Grief may threaten to overtake us or destroy our joy. In this powerful devotional book, men and women will see Jesus Christ, the Man of Sorrows, who is well-acquainted with grief and sadness.

Author and pastor Paul Tautges offers our comforting High Priest, sharing how the Holy Spirit ministers to our hurting heart through the healing balm of God's Word graciously applied to life's wounds.

By biblically and transparently addressing the heart and faith struggles in the midst of this grief, A Small Book for the Hurting Heart delves deeply, but gently, into the issues of the heart presenting encouragement and comfort in the character of God revealed in his Word.

This small but transformative Christian book cultivates anchors of hope, redirecting men and women to the trustworthiness of God who is always for us in Christ. Because all of God's promises are Yes in Christ, Tautges walks with readers through their grief to see the one who nourishes our faith and heals our soul.

In fifty brief readings, your hurting heart will find spiritual help, encouragement, and healing as you experience the comfort of God.


Paul Tautges

About the Author

Paul Tautges, DMin, is pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. He has authored many books on topics related to pastoral ministry, counseling, and parenting. Paul has been married to Karen for thirty-two years. Together they cherish their ten children and growing tribe of grandchildren. He Blogs at counselingoneanother.com


“When we hurt and ask God ‘why?,’ we often are not looking for answers. Rather, our hearts are looking for comfort, encouragement, and Fatherly assurance that our world is not spinning out of control. In his new work, A Small Book for the Hurting Heart, my friend Paul Tautges points the reader to helpful insights from the best Answer of all, the Lord Jesus. Every page is filled with bite-sized wisdom from the Word of God, providing healing hope for every heart that hurts. I heartily endorse this small but power-packed book!”
Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

“Grief is sometimes too burdensome to search for direction and comfort in Scripture. We want the encouragement of Scripture but don't have the energy to find just the right passages. In this little book, Paul has found those right passages and brought us into them so they can be brought into us.”
Edward T. Welch, Author of A Small Book for the Anxious Heart; faculty, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation

“How often I have wished for this kind of resource to share with a friend in the throes of grief. A wise, seasoned pastor and counselor, Paul Tautges comes alongside the person in pain with short, encouraging, grace-filled reflections from God’s Word. These meditations will lift up weary hearts and tear-stained faces and help them find compassion and hope in the face of Christ.”
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Author; founder and host of “Revive Our Hearts”

“A small book but massive comfort! I’m so thankful for the rivers of spiritual healing that will flow through this beautiful daily devotional into many wounded hearts.”
David Murray, Professor of Practical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; author of Christians Get Depressed Too and Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture

“Some people say that time heals all wounds. But it isn’t true. It is the Word of God, taken in day by day over time that brings healing to the deepest hurts of life and brings insight to the most perplexing questions of life. A Small Book for the Hurting Heart invites people to feed on truths from God’s Word, bringing comfort, hope, and healing.”
Nancy Guthrie, Author of Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow