For the Former Things Have Passed Away

Christian - Non-Fiction
122 Pages
Reviewed on 03/22/2020
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Author Biography

Author Janet Beasley is the retired CEO of JLB Creatives Publishing. She is a multi-talented, 5 star, award-winning, #1 best selling author of inspirational epic high fantasy, poetry, non-fiction, self-help book on grief, and historical fiction. Her main stay is inspirational epic high fantasy where biblical overtones of enchantment abound in her Hidden Earth Series. She is also an award-winning Steampunk artist, and is the creative force behind the kid min character, Lady Violet.

In 2014 Janet stepped out of her popular inspirational epic high fantasy genre to co-write with her father, Charles Young (J.D. Karns), and publish the 5 star historical fiction novel 28 Months of Heaven and Hell, that has become adored by WWII fans across the nation. Janet inherited her father's pen name, J.D. Karns, in 2017 at her father's passing. His wishes were for her to continue to tell his and his oldest brother's story, and keep the history of WWII alive for generations to come.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rebecca S Winner for Readers' Favorite

For the Former Things Have Passed Away by Janet Beasley is a Christian non-fiction book meant to help people deal with their grief. At the front of the book, there is a poem that Janet wrote about the deaths of her parents called One Day Closer To Home. There are instructions for a facilitator when the book is used by a group. This book reminds us that how we react to grief is our choice. It describes the ways in which Satan takes advantage of our grief, trying to make us turn away from God. Triggers, which are those things that instantly spark memories of your loved ones and can bring on grief, are listed and described. At the end of the book are 9 activities for an individual or a group that correspond with the chapters.

In For the Former Things Have Passed Away by Janet Beasley, I like that readers are told: “Your loss will never be all right, but you're going to be OK.” I love that the author tells people to take a picture of themselves when something happens to make them smile, to remind them later that there is still joy to be found in life. I appreciate that readers are told that the grieving process is different for everyone. I love that they are reminded how grief is not their enemy, Satan is. I like that the author has been through all the grief stages and can speak from experience. I enjoyed hearing that you can work through your grief using Scriptures. I l feel like the author is talking right to you. I think this book would be an important part of getting past grief to a life of joy.