Melissa: An Interview with Frank Page

Episode #007
May 31, 2013
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Podcast Episode #007

I sit down with Frank Page to discuss his new book, Melissa, which chronicles his daughter’s suicide. When Frank decided to write a book about Melissa, he took the courageous path. There are no false platitudes in this book. No syrupy cover-up for the distinguished Page family. No holding back. The book delivers one hard punch after another. It details the day Melissa took her life. And Frank writes again and again about Melissa’s last words on that fateful day: “Daddy, I love you.”
You will hear his love for his daughter and the grief that he has experienced since her death. It is an honest, emotional response to what can only be described as every parent’s greatest fear.
After you listen to this interview, please read the book. Read it for your ministry. Read it for your family. Read it for yourself.
Perhaps a movement will grow from this book. Perhaps lives will be saved because we have a greater awareness and sensitivity to this darkness. Perhaps we will learn to love more deeply. Perhaps we will become more compassionate people.

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This week’s podcast is brought to you by the book Melissa: A Father’s Lessons from a Daughter’s Suicide. As you’ve heard today, it’s a story of finding beauty in ashes, a book of wisdom and hope, and a resource the church can use to directly address an all-too-real problem. Visit or your local Christian bookstore to get your copy today.


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