Seasons of Sorrow: The Pain of Loss and the Comfort of God

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Seasons of Sorrow is a deeply moving memoir written by Tim Challies, a blogger and author who shares his personal experience of losing his son Nick. Combining personal reflections, theological insights, and beautiful writing, this book offers a powerful insight into the complex emotions of grief and the enduring power of hope. Tim takes readers through the seasons of mourning, from the initial shock and devastation of loss to the gradual process of healing and finding meaning in the midst of tragedy. This is a heartfelt and thought-provoking read that will resonate with anyone who has experienced loss and is seeking comfort, understanding, and a way forward.

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On November 3, 2020, Tim and Aileen Challies received the shocking news that their son Nick had died. A twenty-year-old student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, he had been participating in a school activity with his fiancée, sister, and friends, when he fell unconscious and collapsed to the ground.

Despite the best efforts of those present, including students, a passing doctor, and paramedics, he remained unresponsive. His parents received the news at their home in Toronto and immediately departed for Louisville to be together as a family. While on the plane, Tim began to process his loss through writing. In Seasons of Sorrow, Tim, an author, and blogger, shares real-time reflections from the first year of grief—through the seasons from fall to summer—introducing readers to what he describes as the “ministry of sorrow.”

Seasons of Sorrow will benefit both those that are working through sorrow or those comforting others:


  • See how God is sovereign over loss and that he is good in loss
  • Discover how you can pass through times of grief while keeping your faith
  • Learn how biblical doctrine can work itself out even in life’s most difficult situations
  • Understand how it is possible to love God more after loss than you loved him before


An honest look at grief and fears, faith and hope. Combining personal narrative, sound theology, and beautiful writing, this is a book for anyone who has loved and lost.

About the Author

Tim Challies is a devoted Christian and family man, known for his deep faith and commitment to serving his community. He is the loving husband of Aileen and father to three children, two of whom are daughters, one of whom is married, and a son who awaits him in heaven.

Tim is a dedicated member of Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario, where he serves as an elder and worships alongside his fellow believers. He is also a co-founder of Cruciform Press, a publishing company dedicated to producing high-quality Christian literature.

As a writer, Tim is best known for his daily blog at, where he shares his insights on faith, family, and life with a global audience. His thoughtful and compassionate approach to ministry has earned him a reputation as a trusted and respected voice within the Christian community.

Product Details
SKU: BKH21642
ISBN: 978-0310136736
Publisher: Zondervan
Language: English
Page Count: 224
Publication Date: 09/13/2022
Size: 7.3 × 5.36 × 0.8 in
Author: Tim Challies
Format: Hardcover
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