"This is a book that is transparent, in the best sense of the word. Pastorally oriented, it genuinely helps the Christian reader confront, think about, and deal with tragedy. It offers no easy explanations; rather, it is utterly straightforward, without pretension."
--Roberta Bondi, Emory University
"Throughout this book, [Clapper] delves into the mystery of suffering and how it has the potential to bring hope and healing, how our lack of control brings a sense of healthy humility and the amazing impact a gentle spirit has on those who require a tender touch."
"When the World Breaks Your Heart is worth more than a shelf-full of tomes on the preaching of funeral sermons, and more than a case of Advil for neck muscles that cramp as one pulls into hospital parking lots."
--Anglican Theological Review
"When the world breaks your heart--and who is able to avoid such pain--you will be encouraged by the strong word of confident faith in this book."
--William H. Willimon, Duke University