When Losses Become Legacies: Coming Soon!

When Losses Become Legacies Christy Brunke Kristina Cowan

For the last six years, people have been asking, “When’s your next book coming out?” I can finally say, “Soon!” When Losses Become Legacies features nine memoirs–creatively told–about grief, God, and glory. In these true stories, modern-day saints meet suffering, their Savior, and–sometimes–the supernatural.

Check out the back cover blurb by my friend and co-author, Kristina Cowan:

Sooner or later, we all lose someone we love. Maybe the person closest to us. Maybe early in our lives, or theirs. Loss and grief have immeasurable power—to draw us into darkness or deliver us into a higher purpose.

For those who follow Christ, loss will, ideally, point us back to the cross and its redemptive edge. If we’re willing to tread on that edge, it’s where we often meet our legacy.

In When Losses Become Legacies, Christy Brunke and Kristina Cowan share profound stories of personal loss. The path through tragedy differs for each mourner. Yet the Christ-follower encounters a universal truth: Our Redeemer doesn’t unravel the mystery of suffering. Instead, he lights our way through it.

It might feel like a dimly lit, confounding stretch of time. As we persevere, we scratch the surface of God’s love for us and tap into his endless reservoir of hope. Our character grows. Sharpened by scars and rooted in faith, we just might find our enduring legacy.


So far, we’ve been blessed to receive six endorsements from authors and pastors. Here’s one of our favorites:

“Do you remember a moment in life where it seemed that you couldn’t breathe, that the hurt was overwhelming, when the emotional pain was strikingly real? Most of us tend to hide in those moments, and perhaps hide from those moments for the rest of our lives. Kristina Cowan and Christy Brunke explore those areas we try to avoid in When Losses Become Legacies. Through their gentle and kind spirited authorship, they reveal in seasons of loss how God brings to life things that are hidden. A type of resurrection awaits you in these pages.”

—Dr. Mollie Bond, professor, nonprofit professional, and author of Hopelessly Hopeful During Separation.

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