Here If You Need Me: A True Story

by Kate Braestrup | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0316066311 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingvalpetewing of Walnut Creek, California USA on 7/26/2013
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingvalpetewing from Walnut Creek, California USA on Friday, July 26, 2013
I liked this book because it showed honest grief & the ability to emerge from that grief with purpose & dignity. The female game warden helped many through difficult situations using good listening skills & compassion. She didn't shy away from tragic situations, rather, she entered those places as best she could, to hold a hand, touch a dead person, pace the floor, etc. She was there when people needed her.

Journal Entry 2 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Friday, July 26, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (7/25/2013 UTC) at Walnut Creek, California USA


NancyNova has this on her Wishlist. We read this for our church book discussion group, and most people liked the honesty of the book.


Journal Entry 3 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, August 04, 2013
Thank you! I forget how I heard about this book, but it seemed like a good read. Maybe this one will be a bookclub recommendation for my churches - we'll see.

Journal Entry 4 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, May 23, 2019
rabck from ValPete; interesting bio. Kate's husband, a Maine state policeman, is killed in a car crash. He was considering going to seminary, and Kate decides to fulfill his wish and go to seminary herself, later taking a job as a chaplain with the Maine Game Warden service, bringing spiritual guidance and listening to the wardens and the families that the wardens interact with on search and rescues. And no - she doesn't get to bless the moose!

Heading out to fulfill a wish in the tag game

Journal Entry 5 by wingNancyNovawing at ~ RABCK ~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, May 27, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (5/27/2019 UTC) at ~ RABCK ~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


A tag book!

Journal Entry 6 by wingReallyBookishwing at Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Received safely today. Thank you so much, Nancy!

Journal Entry 7 by wingReallyBookishwing at Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, November 27, 2019
I enjoyed this memoir very much. Kate seems like the kind of person I would love to know in real life. Her voice comes across clearly in the memoir, and I found it warm, humorous, and somewhat irreverent -- a compelling combination! If I were in a crisis situation, I think Kate is just the sort of chaplain I would like to have by my side. She incorporates her faith into the book, but never comes across as the least bit preachy. I also appreciated learning about the Maine Warden Service through the details provided in the memoir. I didn't really know anything about them or their role prior to reading this. Recommended!

Journal Entry 8 by wingReallyBookishwing at Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Reserving for the Non-Fiction VBB.

Description from Amazon:

Ten years ago, Kate Braestrup, her husband, Drew, and their four young children were enjoying a morning like any other. Then Drew, a Maine state trooper, left for work and everything changed. On the very roads that he patrolled each day, an oncoming driver lost control, and Kate lost her husband. Stunned and grieving, Kate decided to pursue what had been her husband's dream and became a minister. And soon she found a most unusual calling: serving as chaplain for search-and-rescue missions in the Maine woods, giving comfort to people whose loved ones are missing - and to the wardens who sometimes have to deal with dreadful outcomes. Whether with parents whose six-year-old daughter has vanished into the woods, with wardens as they search for a snowmobiler trapped under the ice, or with a man whose sister left an infant seat and a suicide note in her car by the side of the road, Braestrup provides solace, understanding, and spiritual guidance when they're needed most. Here If You Need Me recounts Kate Braestrup's journey from grief to faith to happiness.

Journal Entry 9 by wingReallyBookishwing at VBB, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, February 07, 2020

Released 7 mos ago (2/10/2020 UTC) at VBB, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases


This is headed out as part of the Non-Fiction VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 10 by freezone at Leominster, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, May 10, 2020
Received this from a book box, and forgot to journal it when it first arrived. Looks like an inspiring, interesting read.

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