A Temporary Gift- Asmaa Hussein
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A Temporary Gift is the record of journal entries written by Amr’s widow, Asmaa Hussein during the two years following his departure from this world. This book is about re-learning how to live in the face of immense grief. It is a reminder that beyond the pain and darkness of loss, there is still the potential of light in patience and constancy.

I read her book and I am still going back to it a page or two a day. I have been through some dramatic moments recently but in these pages, I found healing, mercy, understanding, and God’s love and embrace. I’ll always treasure the words, because despite my pain, I can breathe after reading this.

Friday, August 16th 2013. 26 year-old Amr attended a peaceful protest in Alexandria, Egypt along with thousands of others running against the mass injustice taking place in the aftermath of the coup d’etat by the Egyptian military. As Kasim returned home to his family, an Egyptian army sniper shot and killed him, leaving a woman widowed and child fatherless.

A Temporary Gift is the record of journal entries written by Amr’s widow, Asmaa Hussein during the two years following his departure from this world. This book is about re-learning how to live in the face of immense grief. It is a reminder that beyond the pain and darkness of loss, there is still the potential of light in patience and constancy.

The book perfectly portrays the love of a wife for her husband and we can feel the bravery of the author through her words.

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