Love Your Guts Out

I Lost My Wife but Not My Inspiration

by Rick Shrout



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/13/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781973671244
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781973671237
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781973671220

About the Book

Can you imagine what it feels like to watch your spouse die? Have you ever wondered how you would handle the loss of your husband, wife, or child? Love Your Guts Out chronicles the experiences of the author as he watched his wife (Toni) die from breast cancer. Inspired by her example in life and death, the author describes how his journey of grief led him into the depths of his soul. It was a journey that brought him to a place of desperation to find meaning in life after his wife lost hers.

The soul-searching questions he presents in this book brought him face to face with a reality that can only be encountered on the inside of the human soul. Before tragedy strikes, the author encourages the reader to travel this inner road where we find an unlimited resource. He writes that human beings are intrinsically designed for love and explains that the path to experiencing an abundant life requires losing your life—to “love your guts out.”

About the Author

Rick Shrout was born in Marion, Indiana (1958) and grew up in Portland, Oregon from the age of seven. His work experience includes ministry in Native American communities, as well as serving as an interim pastor, cell group ministry, church planter, house church networker, public educator, and fly fishing guide. Rick’s first book, Street Crossers: Conversations with Simple Church Planters and Stories of Those Who Send Them, was published in 2011. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from George Fox University. He presently “lives on the road” and serves as an itinerant minister and writer. For leisure, Rick enjoys fly fishing, camping, and hiking. Learn more at