The Awful Grace of God: A Memoir of Faith, Death and the Survival of Hope

The Awful Grace of God: A Memoir of Faith, Death and the Survival of Hope

by Patrick Thyne


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When Jesse Thyne died at age twenty-four while serving in the Peace Corps in Africa, it forced his parents, Rick and Becky Thyne, to rethink their life-long Christian beliefs and practices. This memoir is the story of finding hope in the midst of terrible loss and living out this hope with family, their faith community and their wide circle of "beloveds."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494888565
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/09/2014
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Patrick Thyne is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Pasadena, California. He and his wife, Becky, who is an attorney, have three children. Their daughter Shannon and her husband Chris are both physicians in San Francisco; they have two sons, Jesse and Joseph. Brendan lives with his partner Diana in nearby Sierra Madre. He too is a Marriage and Family Therapist; she is a social worker. They have a daughter, Iris. Their third child, Jesse, died in 2000 at age twenty-four in an auto accident in Guinea, West Africa, where he was a Peace Corps volunteer. His death transformed the lives of each of his family members and eventually inspired the writing of this memoir.

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