Here If You Need Me

A True Story
By Kate Braestrup (Trade Paperback, 2008)
HERE IF YOU NEED ME is the story Kate Braestrup's remarkable journey from grief to faith to happiness - as she holds her family together in the wake of her husband's death, pursues his dream of becoming a minister, and ultimately finds her calling as a chaplain to search-and-rescue workers. It is dramatic, funny, deeply moving, and simply unforgettable--an uplifting account offinding God through helping others, and of the small miracles that happen every day when a heart is grateful and love isrestored.

HERE IF YOU NEED ME is the story Kate Braestrup's remarkable journey from grief to faith to happiness - as she holds her family together in the wake of her husband's death, pursues his dream of becoming a minister, and ultimately finds her calling as a chaplain to search-and-rescue workers. It is dramatic, funny, deeply moving, and simply unforgettable--an uplifting account offinding God through helping others, and of the small miracles that happen every day when a heart is grateful and love isrestored.

Kate Braestrup is one of the first chaplains ever appointed to the Maine Warden Service. She is the author of a novel, Onion, and has written for Mademoiselle, Ms., City Paper, Hope, and Law and Order. She in lives in Maine with her husband, Simon van der Ven, and their six children.

  • Here If You Need Me

  • "An honest, endearing account of a life rerouted after devastating loss. . . . Braestrup knows how to tell a good story-the angel is in the details." (Seattle Times).

  • "Scenes of search and rescue as gripping as any police thriller are juxtaposed here with tender, revealing sketches of domestic life." (Boston Globe).

  • "Braestrup has fulfilled her mission to tell her-and her husband's-unusual story in a loving and captivating way." (USA Today).

  • "A remarkable true story told with uncommon candor, grace, and humor. . . . This is one search-and-rescue you won't want to miss." (Christian Science Monitor).

  • "Extraordinary. Braestrup writes with affecting gravity about the everyday horrors she encounters. This witty, middle-aged Maine minister has a calm, earthy authority all her own." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "A good story. . . . It's not required that you share Braestrup's faith to be moved by her struggle to maintain it. She is not a soul saver or a pulpit pounder. She is merely a fellow searcher - more tenderhearted (and funnier) than most - looking for hope in those frosty Maine woods, along with everything else that has been lost there." (Time).

  • "Braestrup writes great truths simply and easily. . . . Love story, theological reflections, heartwarming family yarns, and more all intersect under Braestrup's nurturing hand." (Rocky Mountain News).

  • "Kate Braestrup writes movingly, and with humor, about how she coped when her state-trooper husband died in a car crash - by taking on a mission that she never imagined." (Reader's Digest).

  • "Braestrup's search for her place in the world is an inspiration and a joy." (New Orleans Times-Picayne).

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Product Details

Here If You Need Me
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $14.00 US/$16.00 CAN
  • Pages: 224
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316066310
  • On Sale Date: 07/02/2008
Here If You Need Me