"Life's most difficult lessons never seem to wait until you are ready for them. Anna thought that they did until one dreaded Labor Day, when the sky fell, the sun grew dark, and she embarked upon a journey from which she would emerge completely altered (STF - Chapter One)." Anna's faith is no match for the inconceivable news that her brother Billy, the most stable presence in her young life, is dying of AIDS. Author Claire Anderson, whose own brother died in 1992, draws upon personal experience to build a poignant, yet thoughtful story of a young woman's reluctant initiation into the world of loss and grief. With her brother gone, and her faith utterly destroyed, a miraculous message from beyond the grave, sets her on a path of self-discovery that leads her into a gradual rebirth of hope and faith.
Anderson Safely Through The Fire