Lament for a Son - Section I: p. 5-16 Summary & Analysis

Nicholas Wolterstorff
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Section I: p. 5-16 Summary and Analysis

Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff is a collection of anecdotes and quotes pertaining to the author dealing with the premature death of his son, Eric, in a mountain climbing accident. The narrator compiles stories pertaining to Eric's life and death to create an inspirational story of how the author overcomes such tragedy through his faith in God. Lament for a Son is a highly inspirational book that is meant to assist others in dealing with similar tragedies.

The narrator writes to honor his son, Eric, who dies in a mountain climbing accident in Austria at the age of twenty-five. The narrator publishes to give a voice to others' mourning since there is a certain universality in the loss of a loved one. Although the grief does not remain as intense, the raw wound...

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