Through Loss to Love

A Personal Journey to Discover the true Meaning of Life and Death

by Robert Bailor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/8/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781728329680
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781728329666
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781728329673

About the Book

Michael, who grappled with the truth of religious faith in the first novel of this trilogy, Through Fire to Faith, and with the personal turmoil brought about by the horrific massacre at his church in Through Horror to Hope, now finds himself confronted with the very meaning of life and death. In Through Loss to Love Michael must sort out and resolve the conflicting questions that spring from the suicide attempt of a major character, an unsettling visit from his best friend Tom, the birth of his son, the apparent conversion of his assailant Jonah and the distressing deaths of two other characters who are very close to his life story. Answers and insights grow from his own reflections and from another inspirational meeting with Fr. David. Michael then gets the opportunity to formulate and share his personal insights about life and death at a seminar entitled Religion, Psychology, Philosophy and the Problem of the Meaning of Life, but his point of view is once again seriously challenged by a fellow professional. Yet with all that he has gone through, Michael speaks confidently to this challenge and shares his hard-won personal insights about the true meaning of life and death, which differ markedly from his opponent’s. Michael’s personal odyssey finally comes to an end with his sincere commitment to be a person whose life radiates the virtues of faith, hope and love.

About the Author

Robert (Bob) Bailor is a retired philosophy professor, mental health therapist and chemical addictions counselor. He has published five other books. Two are in the field of philosophy; one is in the field of chemical addiction counseling. The fourth book, Through Fire to Faith, is the first novel of a trilogy followed by Through Horror to Hope and Through Loss to Love. Additionally, Bob has presented talks at national conferences and local seminars on spirituality, counseling family members of addicts/alcoholics and enhancing professional counseling skills. His passions are his faith, his family and his writing. Bob lives in Westerville, OH with his wife, Mary Rose. He has three grown children and three grandchildren.