Praise for My Best Friend's Funeral

"A beautiful and brave tribute; casting light onto what it means to grieve and process the monumental loss of a parent and a best friend. I was engrossed by Roger's forthright writing; he lays himself bare about the things that we grapple with the most. What happens when we lose people we care about? What do we do next? Affirming, spiritual without being preachy, and above all, honest. Kudos."
— Mario Calire, multi Grammy-winning drummer (Wallflowers, Ozomatli)

"Taut with the suspense of life itself, hung precariously between dark winter and brimming springtide. Like the Psalms, it shimmers with both sorrow and hope. The journey is lyrical, haunting, deeply personal yet rich in treasures for all. Amidst it all, Roger Thompson reminds us that the place of our greatest ache can be also the source of the greatest gift God gives others through us."
— Jedd Medefind, president of the Christian Alliance for Orphans and author of Becoming Home

"I could not put this book down! A refreshingly raw, honest, insightful behind the scenes look into a friendship that God worked through to impact this entire generation! Each of our lives are difficult at times but reading this book reminded me of how God uses our pain and suffering to draw us closer to Him and to refine us so we can shine brighter."
— Bryan Jennings, founder of Walking On Water

"This is a beautiful book about friendship, failure, and fighting with God and others over life's mysteries. Roger provides the reader a poetic, playful, and generous place to marinate in the experiences that flavor our lives. His stories moved me deeply, not only because of his engaging and humorous wit, but because I had the incredible privilege of sharing some of these memories with Roger and Tim. You will be encouraged by Roger's vulnerability and authenticity, and invited to open up your heart a little more to love and be loved."
— Scott Grabendike, senior pastor of Westbrook Church

11/16/2014 5:00:00 AM
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