God teaches and refines us through pain and suffering. Author Sherri Burgess, wife of Rick Burgess of The Rick and Bubba Show, knows this to be true. After the earthly death of her youngest son, Bronner, Burgess asked, “Why?” And God answered.

Journey with her through this powerful testimony of healing to understand the purpose behind the pain. An empowering resource for book-club discussion or small-group Bible study, this is much more than simply a retelling of an inspiring story. It is a call to action beckoning us to know our Holy God like never before.

Product Information

Retail: $16.99
Digital: $10.99
EAN: 978-1-62591-500-9
Item #: N164109
Category: Christian Life
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Size: 6 X 9 Inches
Page Count: 224
Pack Qty: 36
Pub Date: January 2016



The words of this book have truly left me speechless. Only the power and grace of God could sustain and bring comfort in the deepest of hurt. As a father myself, I can’t fathom the pain of losing one of my children. I believe this book Sherri has written will bring great healing to so many who have experienced great loss. It’s an honor to call Rick and Sherri Burgess my friends.
– Chris Tomlin, Grammy Award-winning Christian recording artist


No one escapes life unscathed. Everyone faces tragedy. Rick and Sherri did. They did so with faith. We are wise to learn from their example. Their story inspires us to face our challenges by facing God first.
– Max Lucado, New York Times best-selling author


Thank you, Lord, for trusting me with something so great that I would be asked to give up what you gave up—a son.” These are the powerful words of Sherri Burgess in Bronner. To a Christian culture saturated with the notion that material and physical well being are at the center of God’s will for our lives, such words are jarring. It just so happens that they also find resonance in Scripture.
Larry Alex Taunton, author of The Grace Effect


As a quadriplegic, I have often said, ‘God permits what He hates to accomplish that which He loves.’ My friends Rick and Sherri understand that hard truth so painfully well. In this remarkable book, they show us that true wisdom is trusting God even when all seems dark. It’s why Bronner is such a wise and good guide in your journey to grasp God’s goodness in your pain. Read it and you will be blessed!
– Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center


Bronner tells the heart-wrenching but ultimately encouraging story of God’s steadfast love for the Burgess family during its darkest hour.  This book testifies to how the Lord gave them ‘a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. (Isaiah 61:3)’
Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family


About the Author

Sherri Burgess’ life is a beckoning for you to know a Holy God like you have never known Him before. The wife of Rick Burgess of The Rick and Bubba Show, a nationally syndicated talk radio show, Sherri is someone who now passionately pursues holiness and inspires others. A former news anchor turned writer and blogger, she has in recent years answered God’s call as a women’s ministry speaker. This mother of five enjoys football and staying active with her family in Birmingham, Alabama.