News - Christianity Today Features Guest Post by GC Alumnus Aaron Cobb

Christianity Today Features Guest Post by GC Alumnus Aaron Cobb

Christianity Today Features Guest Post by GC Alumnus Aaron Cobb

Aaron Cobb ’01, featured recently in The RECORD as author of the newly released book Loving Samuel, also appeared this week as a guest writer for Christianity Today’s “Thin Places” blog.

“Thin Places” addresses issues about faith, family and disabilities. Author/blogger Amy Julia Becker’s acquaintance with Cobb led to familiarity with his story of welcoming and loving his son Samuel, who was diagnosed in utero with a chromosomal abnormality. Samuel died just five hours after birth.

“Like Henri Nouwen before him,” observes Becker, in her brief introduction, “Cobb's measured prose, his honest and careful thinking, and his theological and emotional reflections combine to make this a book worth reading more than once."

Cobb’s blog post is worth reading, too.

In the brief article, he explains how those five incredible hours – “the most significant hours of our lives” – shaped a story that goes beyond tragic loss, an enduring story about embracing hope, grace and abiding love. 

Click here to read Cobb’s guest post, “Sorrow Needs a History.”

Click here to listen to Cobb’s chapel address to GC students last fall.

This story was published on July 11, 2014




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