Imagine boarding a train. Something you’ve done quite often. You have just taken your seat when moments later, a fiery explosion bursts through the train–a horrific attach on the city’s transit system–and out of 23 people on board, you are the sole survivor.
Autumn Manning was distracted that day. Getting on the train was a blur and even one year later, she still can’t remember the day of the bombing. She is tormented by grief and guilty. She spends every day searching for answers haunted by the lives of the victims–people she never met.
Paul Elliott lost his wife in the bombing. All he wants is to let the memories of the dead, and his guilty, stay buried, but when he and Autumn are forced together, he believes she will not be helpful in moving his family forward.
This deeply moving story which looks at life through the lens of death and tragedy brings us to consider the ultimate purposes of the events that shape our life. When the whys can’t be answered and the what ifs hang on every thought, we must come to accept the goodness of God in everything or remain stagnant in our grief.
“Life After” by Katie Ganshert is a remarkable, thought-provoking story that will break your heart and lead you to hope at the same time. What will Autumn have to do to overcome her guilt and how will Paul ever get over the pain of his own guilt? Trust me-you will want to know.
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