Book Blast: In the Cleft:  Joy Comes in the Mourning by Dana Goodman

Book Blast: In the Cleft: Joy Comes in the Mourning by Dana Goodman


In the Cleft: Joy Comes in the Mourning

By Dana Goodman

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About the Book:

Author and Counsellor, Dana Goodman, shares her painful journey through heart breaking tragedy. After losing her 12-year-old son and 30-year-old husband to cancer, she must put back together the broken pieces of her life and her faith. Drawing hope from Christ, she describes how even the worst of tragedies can be rewritten into love stories so seeds of hope can be imparted to others.

Ron Dart, Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the University of the Fraser Valley, says this about In the Cleft:

“I read the missive in a single sitting–was charmed and entranced, enthralled and captured by the poignant and evocative insights— it’s a burnished gold of a book—a real beauty—tragedy and hope, in an honest and raw way, jostling wisely and judiciously in your vulnerable soul–take heart—your well told and painful journey will bring healing and restore life to many—thanks for the sacrament and chalice of eternity so generously shared.”


author photo graphic 48Dana Goodman, author and counselor, Dana Goodman, lives in Kamloops British Columbia. She wrote In the Cleft: Joy Comes in the Mourning as a tribute to her son after he died of an aggressive brain tumor called Glioblastoma Multiforme. His unquenchable faith gave her the courage to visit grief layers and find healing and life after unbearable heartache.

Dana’s greatest joy in life is Jesus Christ, even on the topsy-turvy days when he is hidden. She loves simple things like hot coffee, deep talks with girlfriends, journaling and having wonderful adventures with her family.

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  1. This is a book I really want to read.

  2. My favorite Christian author would be Karen Kingsbury.
    Thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  3. I have many favorite Christian authors, depending on the genre I am reading. It would be impossible to list them all. 🙂

  4. Francine Rivers would be my favorite author. I do have many but her books are riveting!

  5. I have several favorite Christian authors. A few that come to mind are, Kristy Cambron , Julie Cantrell, Karen Kingsbury (her older novels), Pamela Binnings Ewen, Robin Jones Gunn, and Deeanne Gist.

  6. I have many favorite Christian authors. I can’t name just one.


  7. Favorite author… I think it could be Dana Goodman 🙂

  8. My favorite is Melody Carlson

  9. Linda Whitehead Humbert :

    I have many Christian authors that are near and dear to my heart. Frank Peretti was probably the first one that I discovered so very many years ago. There have been many, many more and I so enjoy discovering new ones.

  10. So many hard to choose. I will say MaryLu Tyndal. Would love to be the winner. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  11. Shirley Strait :

    I like so many Christian authors that to pick a single one would be impossible. I like Terri Blackstock’s suspense. I like Denise Hunter’s romance. I like Cathy Marie and Kelly Eileen Hake’s humorous tales. For shorter fiction I like Lenore Worth, Debra Clopton, Janet Tronstad,. The list of favorites is way too long. I was thrilled to learn about authors I had not read in this post.

  12. I don’t have just one favorite Christian author, I have several! Francine Rivers, Tracie Peterson, Karen Kingsbury, Jannette Oak, Bevery Lewis, Dee Henderson, Frank Perreti, Wanda Brunstetter & many, many more! I like a variety of genres so it’s hard to name them all! Thanks for the chance to win the $50 Amazon card. Merry Christmas to you & yours!

  13. Kristy Cambron would be my favorite..
    dkstevensne AT outlook DoT COm

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