In A Grief Lived, the reader is swept into the immediacy of the struggle to save the life of Matt, Marcy’s husband. The tearing apart of the physical reality as Matt dies unexpectedly takes Marcy to the brink, where God, meaning, and life itself are all in doubt. We become privy to the innermost experience of one who traverses the landscape of grief. Through Elizabeth’s writing, we see the story of sisters whose love grows ever deeper when they are bonded through death and the life after it. And we see how a family closes ranks during a painful crisis to both grieve and grow through this most human experience.
What gives this book its unique character is that the story is told by two sisters. We see both the griever and caretaker in a simultaneous experience.