For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison
2 Corinthians 4:17 ESV

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The Greater Weight of Glory

On duty as an ER nurse in 2002, Farnsworth identified her son, Spencer, minutes after he was pronounced dead. He was the unintended target of a murder. So begins her memoir, The Greater Weight of Glory, an extraordinary journey that explores the power of faith and forgiveness with true candor and courage. In 2016, WCVBTV Boston’s Chronicle interviewed Robin and one of the men in prison for her son’s murder, highlighting their “unlikely friendship.” It is a story you won’t forget.

What People are Saying

This is not a book for the faint of heart. But if you are one of those that wants all of life, the good, the bad, and the transcendent, you will devour The Greater Weight of Glory. Truly, it will change you in significant ways. Yes, it’s beautifully written—but that’s simply a bonus to the insights and richness that comes from the most devastating of events, the unimaginable loss of a child. Farnsworth empties her soul, and due to her willingness to do so, yours will be filled with light.
James L. Rubart, Christy Hall of Fame author

The brilliance of the writing in this book is only overshadowed by the power of the message and the evidence of God’s faithfulness in the midst of the unimaginable. Forgiveness. Resilience. Faith. This is a story that will remain with you and you will be changed by it–moved toward God.
Lori Stanley Roeleveld, Award-winning author of The Art of Hard Conversations, Jesus and the Beanstalk, and Running from a Crazy Man

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Book Reviews

“This memoir will leave you with a lightness of spirit unimaginable for an account surrounding the death of a child. It is a must read for reasons you can’t yet imagine. ”
—Lit Lovers Review

Farnsworth’s memoir is well-paced and strongly written and includes a colorful, well-developed cast of characters. The most interesting character is the narrator herself–and readers will root for her as they watch her grow and change over time.
—The Book Life Prize

The Greater Weight of Glory by Robin Farnsworth is a powerful, life-changing memoir composed—yes, composed—by a masterful writer. Farnsworth tells the truth as she sees it, never trying to make times or people sound better or worse than they were. Life was and is as she remembers it: full of struggles, sin, love, joy, anger, life, death, hate, forgiveness, grief, and celebration. But for Christ, Robin may have been lost to grief forever. As much as it is possible (and we know that much is little), readers feel her grief and rejoice in her healing. Please, read this book.
—C.G. James, author

“From its very beginning … I was uplifted by her indomitable spirit and unflinching faith. I can’t say enough about this book and it is most definitely deserving of a Medallion.”
—BRAG Medallion Review

“Impossible to put down. Incredible story which was beautifully written. Honest, really honest. Will make you cry. An important book for both Christians and non Christians to read. The message is universal. Thank you Robin.”
—Dr. Nate Rudman, Amazon review