About the Episode
In this episode of The Hope + Help Project, Christine Chappell interviews author Cameron Cole about his book, Therefore I Have Hope: 12 Truths that Comfort, Sustain, and Redeem in Tragedy. During the conversation, Cameron discusses:
- the sudden death of his 3-year-old son.
- some of the raw emotions and thoughts that arise when facing unexpected bereavement.
- how the gospel of Jesus Christ comforts and sustains in times of excruciating grief.
- the harmful mentalities Christians can mistakenly adopt during the grieving process.
- encouragements for making it through impossible days.
About the Guest
Cameron Cole (MA, Wake Forest University) serves as director of youth ministries at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama, and is the chairman of Rooted, a ministry dedicated to fostering gospel-centered student ministry.
“Throughout the journey of my worst nightmare—my descent into a dark, sad valley—the Holy Spirit would remind me of truths that comforted my soul and sustained my life.”
After the sudden death of their three-year-old son, Cameron Cole and his wife found themselves clinging to Christ through twelve key theological truths—truths that became their lifeline in the midst of unthinkable grief. Weaving together their own story of tragic loss and abiding faith, Cole explores these twelve life-giving truths to offer hope and comfort to those in the midst of tragedy.
About the Podcast
The Hope + Help Podcast offers interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics regarding life’s challenging problems. Hosted by IBCD Outreach Director Christine M. Chappell. Listeners can subscribe on major streaming platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, & iHeart.