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  Who it's for

Those who have lost a child, pastors ministering to grieving parents

  Details

  • Price: $19.99
  • Publisher: Angelia Waite Ministries
  • Format: 174 pages, softcover, e-book, audiobook

Angelia Waite, M.Div., is a Foursquare credentialed minister who serves at Restoration (Huntsville Foursquare Church) in Madison, Ala.—and she has seen her fair share of suffering.

Healed of both a serious stutter as a child and a serious genetic disorder as an adult on the mission field, she has known the power of Jesus to heal physically. She is also intimately aware of the Lord’s power to heal intense emotional and spiritual wounds, something she walked through after the loss of her son, Ramsey, following a tragic accident.

As part of her ministry to both help others in need of deep healing and to support the development of orphanages in memory of Ramsey, she wrote the book Bomb Pops, Blow Dryers, and Butterfly Kisses, which released in May.

Foursquare President Glenn Burris Jr. endorses the book, stating: “For anyone who has experienced tragedy or sudden loss, or for anyone who desires to minister life where death has taken its toll, this book will help transform what seems hopeless into radical hope! With vision and intentionality, Angelia communicates how the Lord has demonstrated His presence through the severity of intense suffering and brought a fresh perspective of hope in the face of trial.”

Harold Helms, who in his ministry service was senior pastor of Angelus Temple as well as interim president of The Foursquare Church, also highlights the importance of this book for husbands and wives facing similar circumstances. “One of the encouraging truths we get from Angelia and her husband, Jay, is that a marriage can be strengthened by the way a husband and wife together respond to the heartbreaking death of a child,” he writes.

Marion Ingegneri, founding pastor of Grace North Church (Anthem Foursquare Church) in Anthem, Ariz., says that her friend Angelia has written a book that is “a heart-wrenching story of a painful journey turned to the Lord, but also a helpful pastoral resource.”

The weaving of Angelia’s academic rigor with her compelling and honestly told story sets this apart from many other books on grief that are either too clinical or not clear on pastoral application. Proceeds from books purchased will help to fund Ramsey’s Rescue orphanages.


This resource was recommended by Glenn Burris Jr., president of The Foursquare Church; Harold Helms, former senior pastor of Angelus Temple in Los Angeles and former interim president of The Foursquare Church; and Marion Ingegneri, founding pastor of Grace North Church (Anthem Foursquare Church) in Anthem, Ariz.