Surviving Transition


Christian - Non-Fiction
118 Pages
Reviewed on 01/17/2019
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Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

Surviving Transition by Joyce A. Graham is a book on one of the common experiences shared by most, if not all of us. In fact, one wouldn't be human not to experience change and transition. In this book, the author shares her wisdom on facing major changes in life — the loss of a loved one, raising a child, shifts in career, retirement, long-term illness, and a lot more. Whether the experience of change is personally initiated or forced on us, living through a transition isn’t easy. This book provides the tools that readers need to navigate the changing landscapes of their lives without losing focus or their sense of purpose.

This book will have a strong appeal to Christian readers, with relevant references to the Bible. The author shows how our relationship with God can help us weather the storms of life and remain connected to our core values and to what matters most. Joyce A. Graham weaves her personal stories into the book while showing readers the lessons she learned from them. I could identify with her emotion and utter sense of loss when she writes: “I once believed that after my daughter’s death, there was nothing else that life could do to me that would matter. Losing my daughter was totally and completely life-altering.” Such is the feeling I had when I lost my sister.

But what happens when we are challenged to move away from our familiar landscapes to new terrain? In Surviving Transition, readers will learn how to identify the elements of growth in the process and transform the experience of change into one that opens new opportunities for them. In a popular, conversational style, this author dispenses the wisdom and words that will heal many people struggling with transition. It is a book with a meaningful and timeless message.