"Other people's children die; certainly not ours."--The Author P arents are supposed to die before their children. That's the way God designed it, right? For some parents, life doesn't turn out that way. Death arrived on their doorstep, taking away a child who was loved and adored. Uncertainties about faith enter their hearts; questions about the purpose of this suffering come from their mouths: "Why my child?" "Why would you do this to us, God?" "How could a loving God be so cruel?" He Gives and He Takes Away is the story of a family whose loss of their four-year-old daughter, Hannah Marie, forced them to confront these questions. By placing their trust in a faithful God, relying on His grace to provide strength, and finding hope for tomorrow in the Scriptures, they discovered an unexpected fruit in the midst of their trial: abundant joy. Are you looking for a compassionate friend to mentor you through this time of grief? T here is always something to be learned from those who have experienced similar trials. This intimate look into the lives of Phil and Sandy Dufrin as they worked through the pain of Hannah's death, will help other grieving parents to find comfort and peace. May their God-given faith inspire you to believe that no matter what trial you face, God is sovereign and works all things for His glory and for our good. And to those whom God has spared from suffering, may the story of Hannah's life and death help to build your faith during this "good" season, so that when the trials come, you will stand firm, giving praise and glory to Christ alone.