A review of Tim Tucker’s book, Grief and Grace, facing the future I didn’t choose.
by Dr. Carolyne Akinyi Opinde
I have just completed reading “Grief and Grace” By Dr. Tim Tucker, our Youth Development subject-matter expert, at The NGO Whisperer™ Magazine. It is available on Amazon and local bookstores in South Africa.
In his book, “Grief and Grace”, Tim shares his journey of grief following the untimely passing on of his dear wife Laura Tucker on 18 August 2016. Dr. Tucker paints a vivid picture that we can all relate to.
“Grief and Grace” is a great read that ushers us into his world through entries from his journal, bible verses, quotes, songs, other books that he references, and his emotional ups and downs.
Even though “Grief and Grace”, is not a manual on how people should grieve, Tim opens our eyes to see how much grace is available when we purposefully choose to be grateful in our darkest moments. He shares the paradox of experiencing occasional moments of joy despite the pain his family felt.
Tim has shown us that there are moments of blessings in every battle we face in life, and there is grace for everyone who is grieving. I highly recommend this book to anyone experiencing grief and loss.
Carolyne Akinyi Opinde, Dr. h.c.
Founder and CEO, The NGO Whisperer™
Dr. Carolyne Akinyi Opinde is an award-winning global consultant and social entrepreneur providing technical support to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean so they can successfully impact people’s lives.
Dr. Opinde’s commitment to making a difference in people’s lives, especially among women, girls and children in underserved communities led her to establish The NGO Whisperer™ in 2018, as a consulting business with a global reach that provides technical support to nonprofits and social enterprises, so they can successfully impact people’s lives.
Dr. Opinde holds an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities from the United Graduate College and Seminary International, U.S., a Master of Science in Project Management from the University of Salford, UK and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, among other accredited qualifications.
Image by serhii_bobyk on Freepik