DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Many years ago, Dr. Larry D. Black decided to become a board-certified hospital chaplain and surround himself with people who were either dying or grieving a death. During that time, he supported numerous individuals and families as they mourned, helping them find meaning in the loss and integrate it into their new reality.
As a fellow mourner, Dr. Black knows what it’s like to be consumed by waves of grief - to nearly drown in them. He’s felt the loneliness, the ache, and the burning tears of lamentation. Through his firsthand and extensive secondhand experience, he discovered a way of mourning as an essential, joyful part of healing that pulls you out of the abyss. This kind of grieving is critical to challenge the emotionally suppressive nature of our current culture around death and mourning.
Today, Dr. Black and his wife Linda live and work in Florida, and he continues his work in consulting and consoling those traveling through the dark night of grief.
This was a wonderful read and I purchased several copies to give to friends who were experiencing grief from tremendous loss in the family. To God be the glory for this magnificent blessing to all who are going through the storms of life. May God continue to bless the pen and heart of Pastor Black as he and his wife Linda continue to minister to the people of God! May God bless the readers and heal their grieving hearts. Loved the book!
Dr. Larry D. Black was born in Paris, Kentucky. After high school, he joined the United States Army. He later earned a degree in respiratory therapy from Southland College, a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Oakwood University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University Theological Seminary. He completed his Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center and received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University. After completing seminary, Dr. Black worked as a contract chaplain at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana. In 1994, he received a direct commission into the United States Navy. His assignments as a Navy chaplain took him around the world and allowed him to pastor and counsel thousands of military members and their families. In 2009, Dr. Black retired from active duty military service after serving twenty years. Dr. Larry D Black is a Board-Certified Chaplain currently serving at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in Bay Pines, FL.