MEADVILLE, Pa., Jan. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Love Letters to Navigate the Grief Journey": a potent arrangement of private letters inspired by the author's loss. "Love Letters to Navigate the Grief Journey" is the creation of published author Andrew Rienstra, a retired pastor who served churches in northern New Jersey, Miami, and Florida, as well as an Air Force Reserve chaplain, for thirty-two years. Rienstra was married to Mae Bangma for fifty-five years and together they enjoyed traveling to forty-eight of the fifty states, the Far East, and Europe, including a temporary trade of homes and pulpits with a pastor in Scotland.

Rienstra shares, "It was approaching noon, and my wife and three other women in her photography club were due to return home after a morning of photography at a nearby alpaca ranch. I was waiting anxiously because we had scheduled a golf match at our local country club after a quick lunch. As I restlessly looked out the front window for her car, I witnessed a state police vehicle pull into the driveway. Two officers emerged and walked toward our front door. I welcomed them and inquired as to the reason for their visit. The young female officer asked if I had heard about an accident on Route 209. I replied that I had not. She informed me that a large semitrailer truck had rear-ended a car stopped at a traffic light. She hesitated a moment and then added, 'Your wife was a passenger in the back seat of the car and was killed.'

"Following the subsequent funeral, that announcement continued to haunt me. Grief became more pronounced each passing day. In a conversation about my condition with a friend, he made the comment that I try dealing with my grief by writing. As we talked further, I mentioned how much I missed talking with her, how our conversations were always so alive and animated. This prompted another recommendation. 'Write her letters, express to her your feelings of grief and more.' I liked that, and this book is the result. It consists of a series of letters to Mae, whoever remains alive in my imagination. It has helped bring my grief to the surface and provide necessary therapy. I have determined to publish with the hope that in some way, it may provide grief insight for others who have lost loved ones."

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Andrew Rienstra's new book is certain to pull at the heartstrings as readers witness the healing process after an unexpected death.

Rienstra shares in hopes of helping others find a path forward after a devastating loss shakes the foundation of their life.

Consumers can purchase "Love Letters to Navigate the Grief Journey" at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about "Love Letters to Navigate the Grief Journey," contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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