Monday, October 19, 2015

Book Review: We Never Left You By Beth and Rick Olsen

We Never Left You
By Beth and Rick Olsen
Genre: Memoir

After unspeakable tragedy, one couple must forge their own path to healing in the bittersweet true story, We Never Left You.
One moment, Beth and Rick Olsen were enjoying an ordinary life filled with all the joys and frustrations of raising their two children, Jessica and Joshua. The next moment, a drunk driver plowed through a red light at eighty miles per hour, hitting their van and changing everything.
The death of both their children launched Beth and Rick down a long and winding path toward simple survival—and eventual healing. As shock gave way to the cruel reality of their loss, they began receiving messages that proved the existence of life after death—a welcome sign that aided them in moving forward.
The Olsens soon attempted traditional healing methods but quickly found that counseling did nothing to help them get a grasp on their monumental loss. They then turned to nontraditional approaches—a decision that led them to Peru. It was there they finally began to undergo the immense physical, mental, and emotional changes that allowed them to understand everything—including the accident—happens for a reason.

My Review
We Never Left You is a super emotional story. My heart felt heavy reading about the car accident that took the lives of Beth and Rick Olsen's children. This book has a good balance as the parents share their family's history, details about the car accident, bits of the trial, and healing. I was in awe of how the couple remained open to many different ways of healing and communicating with their children. I think that openness allowed them to find the peace they needed to embrace a new way to not only look at life, but fully live life. I really enjoyed reading about the spiritual experiences and highly recommend this book to all of those who have lost someone special. This is a book that will make you think.

Authors’ Bio 

Beth and Rick Olsen, married since 1987, experienced unimaginable loss when their two children were killed by a drunk driver in 1999. We Never Left You is their story of healing, written to help others who have suffered tragedy. The Olsens now live in Glenbeulah, Wisconsin, with their three children.

Andrea Cagan has been writing, ghostwriting, collaborating, and editing for over twenty years. She has had more than twelve books appear on bestseller lists, including four that were number-one New York Times and LA Times bestsellers. Over the years, she has specialized in topics of social value and worked with celebrities such as Magic Johnson, Marianne Williamson, and Grace Slick.


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