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Here If You Need Me ❴PDF❵ ✅ Here If You Need Me Author Kate Braestrup – Thomashillier.co.uk When the oldest of Kate Braestrup s four children was ten years old, her husband, a Maine state trooper, was killed in a car accident Stunned and grieving, she decided to pursue her husband s dream of When the oldest of Kate Braestrup s four You Need Epub Ü children was ten years old, her husband, a Maine state trooper, was killed in a car accident Stunned and grieving, she decided to pursue her husband s dream of becoming a Unitarian minister, and eventually began working with the Maine Game Warden Service, which conducts the state s search and rescue operations when people go missing in the wilderness Whether she is with parents whoseyear old daughter has wandered into the woods, or wardens Here If MOBI :↠ as they search for a snowmobile rider gone under ice, or a man whose sister left an infant seat and a suicide note in her car by the side of the road, Braestrup provides solace, comfort, and spiritual guidance when it s needed most And she comes to discover that giving comfort is both a high calling and a precious giftIn her account of her own life and the events of her unusual job, sometimes joyful, sometimes heartbreaking, Braestrup is warm, unsentimental No If You Need PDF/EPUB » one is immune to the Plucky Widow story she acknowledges , and generous Here If You Need Me is a funny, frank, and deeply moving story of faith and hope.

  • Hardcover
  • 211 pages
  • Here If You Need Me
  • Kate Braestrup
  • English
  • 28 July 2017
  • 0316066303

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10 thoughts on “Here If You Need Me

  1. Chelsea Chelsea says:

    I don t know quite what to say about this book other than GOOD I was trying to explain this to a coworker, and they gave me the sure, right, uh huh look It hits one of my fiction kinks, what with all the heroic actions undertaken by real people who care about the people they re trying to help But it s better, because it s real.Within the first thirty pages or so, I had cried at least twice, but had laughed out loud considerablyShe comes across as incredibly genuine the loss of her I don t know quite what to say about this book other than GOOD I was trying to explain this to a coworker, and they gave me the sure, right, uh huh look It hits one of my fiction kinks, what with all the heroic actions undertaken by real people who care about the people they re trying to help But it s better, because it s real.Within the first thirty pages or so, I had cried at least twice, but had laughed out loud considerablyShe comes across as incredibly genuine the loss of her husband and her determination to continue with her life was present but was not forced on me She didn t force a strong narrative, either, which I appreciate in a memoir there are very few periods in someone s life that can be told mostly sequentially and create a complete story with a defined ending Her story doesn t have an ending yet, so she doesn t really give it one Wonderful.She s a quasi local author, and I m sure we ll be having her in for a signing at some point She stopped into the store about a week after the book came out, and checked the bestseller list She was so excited to see that she had hit number three

  2. SueAnn SueAnn says:

    I d read a few good reviews for Here If You Need Me, by Kate Braestrup, but was a little put off by the quasi religious theme Very quasi, as it turns out She s a Chaplain for the Maine Warden Service the Maine equivalent of a cross between a Parks Ranger and a Game Warden She s married and has six kids and has a very funny attitude about religion, what she describes as the God thing Anyway, finally broke down and bought it late yesterday afternoon and within the first two chapters it I d read a few good reviews for Here If You Need Me, by Kate Braestrup, but was a little put off by the quasi religious theme Very quasi, as it turns out She s a Chaplain for the Maine Warden Service the Maine equivalent of a cross between a Parks Ranger and a Game Warden She s married and has six kids and has a very funny attitude about religion, what she describes as the God thing Anyway, finally broke down and bought it late yesterday afternoon and within the first two chapters it s a very short book , had cried three times and laughed out loud about eleven times When she first got her uniform, her best friend told her she looked like a cross between an effeminate priest and a gas station attendant.Anyway check it out

  3. Walter Walter says:

    This book is sneaky at first, I thought that it started slow though with a compellingly tragic story whose point was unclear but something about it touched me and I kept reading I can now say that I am incredibly thankful for having done so, as this book is one of the most simple, honest, engaging and thought provoking that I have read in some time.Kate Braestrup does not claim to be an expert in fact, it s in the sharing of her flawed humanity that she is so compelling but she is so c This book is sneaky at first, I thought that it started slow though with a compellingly tragic story whose point was unclear but something about it touched me and I kept reading I can now say that I am incredibly thankful for having done so, as this book is one of the most simple, honest, engaging and thought provoking that I have read in some time.Kate Braestrup does not claim to be an expert in fact, it s in the sharing of her flawed humanity that she is so compelling but she is so clearly committed to living her truth and takes us on that journey with her It s an incredible, often heartrending journey but ultimately one of significant meaning and significance The vignettes that she shares will inspire at times as well as forwarn They are stories of triumph and tragedy, all the while illuminated by the author s honest and observant prose One thing s for sure with this book you really do feel like you know exactly what s going on with the Reverend as she makes her rounds in both her personal and professional lives and are the richer for it Interspersed in others stories are observations about life and love, scriptural references at once appropriate to the particular story as well as universal in nature and heartwarming descriptions of the events and people whose lives point to the finer possibilities in our own.Are there a few quirks that the reader will have to adjust to Sure Are these meaningfully detrimental to the book Not at all The honesty and insight are so profound that the few challenges are only noteworthy in a review like this one as they would not likely mentioned in, say, a conversation with a friend to whom you were recommending the book.In summary, then, I recommend this book highly and have to admit that my initial skepticism was misplaced It is an honest, compelling joy to read and reflect upon Its impact will linger long after it has returned to my bookshelf, as will its gifts of insight and inspiration

  4. Afton Afton says:

    I thought this book was pretty full of nothing On the one hand, anyone is free to write a book, I just wish there was aselective way to know what books are going to have meat I listened to the unabridged audio version so I heard how she wanted to tell the story, which in this case, I think made it worse because there isn t much room for imagination Here are my two takes The Bad She s a minister but seems to be a contradicting one She says she doesn t believe in heaven, that you just d I thought this book was pretty full of nothing On the one hand, anyone is free to write a book, I just wish there was aselective way to know what books are going to have meat I listened to the unabridged audio version so I heard how she wanted to tell the story, which in this case, I think made it worse because there isn t much room for imagination Here are my two takes The Bad She s a minister but seems to be a contradicting one She says she doesn t believe in heaven, that you just die, that s it yet she tells people that their loved ones have passed on to heaven So is she deliberately trying to be dishonest or is she just unsure of what she really believes Probably the latter I thought her beliefs uninspiring and depressing including Christ just sort of being a prophet I was irritated that she sounded like Christians had a negative connotation and didn t seem to like the idea of her son becoming one hypothetically I didn t like how she and her children would casually swear occassionally and how she purposely put in the night when her kid was watching a Bruce Willis action movie probably R in the background while she studied about Jesus with her other daughter I think she was trying to show that she wasn t an uptight minister, a cool mom, a casual spiritual leader She sounded humble in words, but things like these made it seem like she was a bit proud of her unorthodox and lax ways.The good Anyone who dedicates their lives to service really are to be commended It might be too picky to try to say her beliefs aren t consistent with each other when I should be glad that she s just chosen to do something good for herself and hopefully for others I thought it was sweet that she did this on behalf of her husband s dreams I m impressed when any kind of single parent manages to take on both roles of mom and dad and keep the family together and seemingly happy

  5. Jan Jan says:

    I hate reading books that are a waste of time.This is a true story of a woman who becomes a Warden Minister someone they call to comfort the family when a relative is lost in the woods , because her husband, who is killed in a traffic accident, was going to become one.She wasn t religious at all her husband was somewhat , and she explained this to all of her professors as she studied religion IF she is called out and finds out the family is atheist, she is able to put them at ease, because sh I hate reading books that are a waste of time.This is a true story of a woman who becomes a Warden Minister someone they call to comfort the family when a relative is lost in the woods , because her husband, who is killed in a traffic accident, was going to become one.She wasn t religious at all her husband was somewhat , and she explained this to all of her professors as she studied religion IF she is called out and finds out the family is atheist, she is able to put them at ease, because she doesn t have anything to force onto them.The book is about nothing And she doesn t even tell that many experiences of being there if anyone needs her

  6. Catherine Catherine says:

    This book is quietly and unassumingly beautiful.In terms of Big Picture, it s a book about divinity and theology it s about the author s conviction that where the divine shows itself is in ordinary expressions of love between people in the casserole the neighbors bring over after a death in the family in the community that searches for a lost resident in the guy who scritches behind a lamb s ears and makes it bleat with happiness real guy, real lamb, all in Maine it s not an allegory.Bu This book is quietly and unassumingly beautiful.In terms of Big Picture, it s a book about divinity and theology it s about the author s conviction that where the divine shows itself is in ordinary expressions of love between people in the casserole the neighbors bring over after a death in the family in the community that searches for a lost resident in the guy who scritches behind a lamb s ears and makes it bleat with happiness real guy, real lamb, all in Maine it s not an allegory.But lest that sound preachy or off putting, it s worth saying that this is all embedded within story after story of the Maine Park Ranger service, and their work in Maine s wilder areas, finding the lost and the suicidal and the disturbed, treating the living and the dead with respect, protecting wildlife and snagging the guy who s drunkenly taking too many fish from the river It s wound about Breaustrup s own life story, her efforts to get through seminary after her husband dies, the hilarious trials and tribulations of raising four children who are all in the book s beginning under the age of fourteen It s a meditation on grief and grace, laughter and hardship, death and life It s beautifully quiet I felt as if the whole world hushed while I read it.Braestrup is a Unitarian Universalist, so her perspective on God and on life is very reassuringly not fundamentalist, or even particularly Christian Her idea of God is in the hands that pull a child from the ice, or the middle of the night dedication of the rangers as they pour out of their homes and through the state to begin a search for a missing soul in the middle of winter And this is the moment that made the whole book for me My children asked me, Why did Dad die I told them, It was an accident There are small accidents, like knocking over your milk at the dinner table And there are large accidents, like the one your Dad was in No one meant it to happen It just happened And his body was too badly damaged in the accident for his soul to stay in it any , and so he died.God does not spill milk God did not bash the truck into your father s car Nowhere in scripture does it say, God is car accident, or God is death God is justice and kindess, mercy, and always always love So if you want to know where God is in this or in anything, look for love.Look for love sounds so simple, but when you think about it, isn t that a pretty transformative way of looking at the world

  7. Michelle Michelle says:

    Kate Braesrup is a Unitarian Universalist minister for the Maine Warden Service whose husband, a state trooper, was killed in a car accident The skeleton of this book is her journey from her husband s accident to minister through caring for the bereaved and caretakers of those lost or injured However, the meat of the book are her interpretations of spirituality, religion and her practice of it She does this with a light touch and with humor and I left the book feeling centered, grounded and r Kate Braesrup is a Unitarian Universalist minister for the Maine Warden Service whose husband, a state trooper, was killed in a car accident The skeleton of this book is her journey from her husband s accident to minister through caring for the bereaved and caretakers of those lost or injured However, the meat of the book are her interpretations of spirituality, religion and her practice of it She does this with a light touch and with humor and I left the book feeling centered, grounded and reminded

  8. Kati Kati says:

    This book was just fabulous It was fabulous I went and heard the author talk earlier this winter and enjoyed myself a bit, but felt a little skeptical about the quality of such a local book But everyone kept telling me how good it was So I checked it out from the library, read it and was amazed Prepare to cry in almost every chapter I love what she has to say about God and I love what she has to say about the doing of very hard work without becoming hard and cynical It actually made me This book was just fabulous It was fabulous I went and heard the author talk earlier this winter and enjoyed myself a bit, but felt a little skeptical about the quality of such a local book But everyone kept telling me how good it was So I checked it out from the library, read it and was amazed Prepare to cry in almost every chapter I love what she has to say about God and I love what she has to say about the doing of very hard work without becoming hard and cynical It actually made me stop and think twice about cops so there

  9. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Not only is this woman a wonderful writer, but she s a Unitarian Universalist minister And she has a sense of humor, which is important if you re the chaplain to the Maine Warden Service There s a lot of standing around in cold and hot, swatting mosquitos, watching people and nature Her definitition of who God is to her pp 54 55 is something I ll go back to again and again not a white guy with a beard Try it

  10. heidi heidi says:

    My mom is a pastor, not a chaplain they are related, but not identical , and I see her do a lot of this work, the work of sitting with someone and not knowing the answers It s hard There are no good answers.This was a really hard book to read Bad things happen to lots of nice people, especially children As someone who had to give up on some shows Cold Case and SVU, I m looking at you because now that I have kids, they are just too scary and as you might expect, sometimes little kids die My mom is a pastor, not a chaplain they are related, but not identical , and I see her do a lot of this work, the work of sitting with someone and not knowing the answers It s hard There are no good answers.This was a really hard book to read Bad things happen to lots of nice people, especially children As someone who had to give up on some shows Cold Case and SVU, I m looking at you because now that I have kids, they are just too scary and as you might expect, sometimes little kids die in the woods Not always there are stories in here where no one dies, or is hurt There are little bits of her life I am amazed at her ability to be a single parent AND be on call Interestingly, the author s faith journey, while evident, is not explicated She doesn t talk about how she came to believe, or even what she believes The most significant story about faith was about her realization that she hadn t had a religious epiphany, that her scientific faith had not been taken from her by an involuntary mystical experience I liked that I appreciate stories where love and humanity are marks of the Divine Her journey is not road to Emmaeus, although it is full of roads.Read this if you wish people of faith werehumble, if you want a non Jodi Picoult view of widowhood, if you ve never thought about who fishes unlucky snowmobilers out of the waterDo not read without a sufficient supply of kleenex, if your faith is threatened by a chaplain who doesn t believe in an afterlife, if you can t handle people dying

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