Through a Season of Grief

Through a Season of Grief
Author: Bill Dunn,Kathy Leonard
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2004-08-30
ISBN 10: 1418578266
ISBN 13: 9781418578268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Through a Season of Grief Book Review:

If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've discovered that few people understand the deep hurt you feel. Where do you turn for daily comfort and help? Where do you find the tools to move forward? Through a Season of Grief is the first 365-day devotional designed to support and uplift you in the first, most difficult year of bereavement. These devotions offer biblical comfort and practical teaching that will enable you to take steps forward each day toward healing. You will better understand the grieving process and will receive needed encouragement along the way. More than thirty respected Christian professionals – including Kay Arthur, Jack Hayford, Elisabeth Elliot, Norman Wright, Barbara Johnson, and Luis Palau – share their insights on how to walk through the devastation of grief toward wholeness and hope. You will also hear from people like you who have lost a loved one and have found God's healing presence in the midst of despair. This unique devotional is based on GriefShare®, a national grief recovery support group program that has helped more than 100,000 families.

Through a Season of Grief

Through a Season of Grief
Author: Bill Dunn,Kathy Leonard
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN 10: 9780785240181
ISBN 13: 0785240187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Through a Season of Grief Book Review:

If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've discovered that few people understand the deep hurt you feel. Where do you turn for daily comfort and help? Where do you find the tools to move forward? Through a Season of Grief is the first 365-day devotional designed to support and uplift you in that first, most difficult year of bereavement. These devotions offer biblical comfort and practical teaching that will enable you to take steps forward toward healing each and every day. You will better understand the grieving process and will receive needed encouragement along the way. More than thirty respected Christian professionals-including Kay Arthur, Jack Hayford, and Luis Palau-share their insights on how to walk through the devastation of grief toward wholeness and hope. You will also hear from people like you who lost a loved one and found God's healing presence in the midst of despair. This unique devotional is based on GriefShare®, a national grief recovery support group program that has helped more than 100,000 families.

A Season of Grief

A Season of Grief
Author: Bill Valentine
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 131770603X
ISBN 13: 9781317706038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Season of Grief Book Review:

This unique book celebrates a long-term, interracial relationship and details the everyday struggles of a surviving partner trying to carry on in a radically changed world. A Season of Grief chronicles the author's emotional descent after the violent death of his partner of 21 years. Bill Valentine's journal of fear, anger, denial, and loneliness captures the glimmers of hope, moments of serendipity, and mysterious coincidences that emerged from his full-time devotion to grief following the death of Joe Lopes. Lopes died along with 264 others when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed in November 2001 in route to the Dominican Republic. It was the second deadliest accident in U.S. aviation history. He is a word always on my lips as I try to work him into a conversation. He is a memory that I strive to keep alive. So yes, in this sense, he is not gone. But in reality, he is. He is gone as my lover. He is gone as my life partner. He is gone as my soul mate, the only person to whom I periodically bared my soul. He is gone as my best friend, the only person to whom I ever attached that label. So pardon me while I still hang on to the notion that he is not here with me. Pardon me while I cling stubbornly to the insistence that he is gone. Valentine's candid and thoughtful account of his heartbreaking efforts to make sense of his partner's death—and survive in a world without him—is by turns, funny, frightening, sobering, and surprising. In the nine months following the tragedy of Flight 587, Valentine finds every waking moment of his life affected by his partner's absence—from mundane household chores to major life decisions. A Season of Grief is a story told in darkness and light, of hurt and healing, love and loneliness, but mostly, of a man who learns to live with his partner's absence through the persistent, surprising evidence of his presence. Our job on earth is to live with uncertainty, ambiguity, and hope. We are given a limited tool set but one, in my opinion, that's sufficient for the job. Sufficient to allow us to be engaged in life-to love, grieve, work, play, celebrate, and despair. We have a remarkable ability to rebound and grow. We have been granted the capacity for wonder and laughter—especially at ourselves. These last two gifts were bestowed generously on Joe and he, in turn, taught me how vital they are. Making a strong case for gay marriage, A Season of Grief chronicles Valentine's struggles to be recognized as a surviving spouse, including a historic lawsuit with Lambda Legal Defense and Education fund against the New York State Workers Compensation Board. Valentine and Lopes took every conceivable step to formalize their relationship, including New York City Domestic Partnership, but the Workers Compensation Board and a New York State appeals court refused to recognize Valentine as a legal surviving spouse. Grief doesn't come with a set of instructions. But A Season of Grief can help guide you through the lonely journey that follows the death of a loved one. Valentine's memoir is a testament to the healing power of reality and the enduring nature of love.

Grieving with Hope

Grieving with Hope
Author: Samuel J IV Hodges,Kathy Leonard
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 0801014239
ISBN 13: 9780801014239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grieving with Hope Book Review:

Drawing on the successful national recovery program GriefShare, grief experts offer practical direction and hope in the face of loss.

Everyday Comfort

Everyday Comfort
Author: Randy Becton
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2006-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781441202499
ISBN 13: 1441202498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Comfort Book Review:

People who are mourning the loss of a dear friend or beloved family member often feel alone, abandoned, and helpless. And those who want to comfort them can feel inadequate and at a loss for words. In Everyday Comfort grievers will find thirty daily devotions to help them through their heartache. Respecting the griever's anguish and emotional turmoil, these devotions avoid platitudes and offer genuine empathy and wisdom. Subjects like recovery, facing death, normal grief and abnormal grief, and using the Psalms daily will help those who grieve examine the path through despair and take the next steps toward living life again.

Comfort for the Day

Comfort for the Day
Author: Steve Nicola,Karen Nicola
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-10-12
ISBN 10: 1449718817
ISBN 13: 9781449718817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comfort for the Day Book Review:

Your heart is crushed. Finding it even difficult to breathe, you wake up to the reality that someone you treasure is gone. Death has stolen your loved one from your arms. Now the seemingly insurmountable difficult work of living through grief begins. Is there anything that can soothe this overwhelming ache? Is there a safe place for the anger? Will depression become a constant companion? Does the painful malaise last forever? How can I just get through the day? Comfort for the Day offers a personalized grief recovery experience, drawn from the source of all comfort– God. His Word will become a guide and friend as the reader lives through the confusing and painful seasons of grief. Comfort for the Day is what each grieving heart longs for. Used either as a gift for the bereaved or for your own personal needs, Comfort for the Day brings real help for really hurting people.

My Wynter Season

My Wynter Season
Author: Jonathan Pitts
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 0736981357
ISBN 13: 9780736981354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Wynter Season Book Review:

Seasons come and go, but Wynter seemed to leave too soon. When Jonathan Pitts took his wife of 15 years into his arms for their anniversary dance, he had no idea that within a month he would be on a completely different journey, navigating life after Wynter's sudden death at the age of 38. One moment he was married to a successful author and magazine publisher, and putting the finishing touches on their book about marriage. The next he was a widower and a single father of four grieving daughters. Without warning, the future his family had planned together dissolved, leaving Jonathan trying to answer the question that echoed through his daughters’ hearts and his own: How could a loving God allow this unspeakable loss? My Wynter Season is Jonathan’s story of losing the most wonderful gift he had ever been given and his journey toward understanding life without her. Yet in the wilderness of his grief, Jonathan found himself surrounded by God’s extravagant love, and came to truly understand Christ’s life-giving promise that death is not the end.

Healing Your Holiday Grief

Healing Your Holiday Grief
Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
Publsiher: Companion Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2005-12-01
ISBN 10: 1617220884
ISBN 13: 9781617220883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing Your Holiday Grief Book Review:

With compassionate insight, this handbook helps those in mourning through what can be the hardest time of year—the holiday season. Mourners will better understand their complex emotions after reading about such topics as honoring thoughts and feelings, creating new traditions, finding ways to de-stress, and incorporating healing rituals into the holiday season. This book's practical wisdom also covers issues such as decision-making during the holidays and coping with the blending of mourning and celebration. All of the answers and advice in this guide are provided in the popular 100 ideas format that features one idea per page, allowing readers to fully absorb each suggestion.

Healing After Loss

Healing After Loss
Author: Martha W. Hickman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-06-09
ISBN 10: 9780061925771
ISBN 13: 0061925772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing After Loss Book Review:

For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

A Season of Grief

A Season of Grief
Author: Ann Dawson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780877939788
ISBN 13: 0877939780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Season of Grief Book Review:

Poignant, inspiring, and encouraging reflections for those who grieve from one who has been there. For Ann Dawson, her "season of grief" came with the death of her 18-year-old son, Andrew, who was killed in a car accident the summer after his high school graduation. As she sought to find meaning in the senselessness of her son's death, Ann looked to the words of others who had grieved the loss of a loved one. In reading numerous books, she came to realize she was not alone in her sorrow, that others had walked this path of grief and transcended the pain. Now in A Season of Grief, she shares this realization with others. This book is a remarkable collection of quotations, personal reflections, and prayers intended for those who find themselves in their own "season of grief." The insights and stories from Ann's own experience are carefully placed along side the comforting and often inspiring words of writers like C.S. Lewis and Kahlil Gibran. Whether you've lost a child, a spouse, a parent, or a friend, A Season of Grief promises to be a comforting companion in the difficult days ahead.

The Year of Magical Thinking The Play

The Year of Magical Thinking  The Play
Author: Joan Didion
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2009-04-02
ISBN 10: 0307498913
ISBN 13: 9780307498915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year of Magical Thinking The Play Book Review:

In this dramatic adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir, Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter into a stunning and powerful one-woman play. “This happened on December 30, 2003. That may seem a while ago but it won’t when it happens to you . . .” Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times called the memoir that was the basis for the play, “an indelible portrait of loss and grief . . . a haunting portrait of a four-decade-long marriage." The first theatrical production of The Year of Magical Thinking opened at the Booth Theatre on March 29, 2007, starring Vanessa Redgrave and directed by David Hare.

The Christian s Journey Through Grief

The Christian s Journey Through Grief
Author: Carol Peters-Tanksley
Publsiher: Charisma Media
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 1629996009
ISBN 13: 9781629996004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christian s Journey Through Grief Book Review:

Don't Get Over It. Get Through It. This book will give you the tools to walk through the process of grief in a healthy way. FEATURES AND BENEFITS Helps readers distinguish between normal and unhealthy grieving Provides practical steps to help readers maintain their physical health, emotional health, and relationships while grieving Offers guidance for working through the crisis of faith grief often brings Gives specific steps the grieving can take toward healing The apostle Paul said Christians do not grieve in the same way as those who do not have hope (1 Thess. 4:13). But that doesn’t mean we don’t or shouldn’t grieve. In The Christian’s Journey Through Grief, Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley explores the difference in the Christian’s grieving process, showing what a healthy grieving process looks like and how to embrace God’s comfort. As one who recently experienced the death of her husband, Dr. Carol speaks authoritatively yet compassionately from both a personal perspective and the perspective of a physician and minister. In this book she addresses: What to expect while grieving What is normal and abnormal grief How to deal with the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of grief How grief affects one’s relationship with God Which steps the grieving person can take toward healing How the hope of eternity helps in the journey of grief This book will invite grieving readers to embrace the pain of grief without getting stuck in it, and take God with them on the journey so they can experience hope

Finding Meaning

Finding Meaning
Author: David Kessler
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 1501192736
ISBN 13: 9781501192739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Meaning Book Review:

In this groundbreaking new work, David Kessler—an expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving—journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning. In 1969, Elisabeth Kübler Ross first identified the stages of dying in her transformative book On Death and Dying. Decades later, she and David Kessler wrote the classic On Grief and Grieving, introducing the stages of grief with the same transformative pragmatism and compassion. Now, based on hard-earned personal experiences, as well as knowledge and wisdom earned through decades of work with the grieving, Kessler introduces a critical sixth stage. Many people look for “closure” after a loss. Kessler argues that it’s finding meaning beyond the stages of grief most of us are familiar with—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance—that can transform grief into a more peaceful and hopeful experience. In this book, Kessler gives readers a roadmap to remembering those who have died with more love than pain; he shows us how to move forward in a way that honors our loved ones. Kessler’s insight is both professional and intensely personal. His journey with grief began when, as a child, he witnessed a mass shooting at the same time his mother was dying. For most of his life, Kessler taught physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about end of life, trauma, and grief, as well as leading talks and retreats for those experiencing grief. Despite his knowledge, his life was upended by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. How does the grief expert handle such a tragic loss? He knew he had to find a way through this unexpected, devastating loss, a way that would honor his son. That, ultimately, was the sixth state of grief—meaning. In Finding Meaning, Kessler shares the insights, collective wisdom, and powerful tools that will help those experiencing loss. Finding Meaning is a necessary addition to grief literature and a vital guide to healing from tremendous loss. This is an inspiring, deeply intelligent must-read for anyone looking to journey away from suffering, through loss, and towards meaning.

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
Author: Max Porter
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 1555979378
ISBN 13: 9781555979379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers Book Review:

Here he is, husband and father, scruffy romantic, a shambolic scholar--a man adrift in the wake of his wife's sudden, accidental death. And there are his two sons who like him struggle in their London apartment to face the unbearable sadness that has engulfed them. The father imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness, while the boys wander, savage and unsupervised. In this moment of violent despair they are visited by Crow--antagonist, trickster, goad, protector, therapist, and babysitter. This self-described "sentimental bird," at once wild and tender, who "finds humans dull except in grief," threatens to stay with the wounded family until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and the pain of loss lessens with the balm of memories, Crow's efforts are rewarded and the little unit of three begins to recover: Dad resumes his book about the poet Ted Hughes; the boys get on with it, grow up. Part novella, part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief, Max Porter's extraordinary debut combines compassion and bravura style to dazzling effect. Full of angular wit and profound truths, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers is a startlingly original and haunting debut by a significant new talent.

Permission to Mourn

Permission to Mourn
Author: Tom Zuba
Publsiher: Bish Press
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2014-11
ISBN 10: 9781600475658
ISBN 13: 1600475655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Permission to Mourn Book Review:

The death of someone we love cracks us open inviting us to become the person we were born to be. This is the book Tom Zuba wishes he had read after his daughter Erin died. And after his wife Trici died. It's the book he wishes he'd been handed following his son Rory's death. But Tom had to live it. First. Before he could write it. For you. In the beginning, Tom did grief the old way. Repressing, denying, pretending, numbing and stuffing every feeling and every emotion that arose. He created pain on top of pain until he began searching for a new way. A new way to do grief. Once he gave himself permission to mourn, healing began. Along the way, Tom discovered that: * Grief is not the enemy. Grief can be one of our greatest teachers. * It's the stories we tell that determine whether or not we will heal. * We will always have a relationship with the people we love that have died. * We were not born to suffer. We were born to be radiant. There is a new way to do grief. Let Tom Zuba teach you how.

The Cure for Sorrow

The Cure for Sorrow
Author: Jan Richardson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2020-08
ISBN 10: 9781735161204
ISBN 13: 1735161209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cure for Sorrow Book Review:

When Jan Richardson unexpectedly lost her husband and creative partner, the singer/songwriter Garrison Doles, she did what she had long known how to do: she wrote blessings. These were no sugar-coated blessings. They minimized none of the pain and bewilderment that came in the wake of a wrenching death. With these blessings, Jan entered, instead, into the depths of the shock, anger, and sorrow. From those depths, she has brought forth words that, with heartbreaking honesty, offer surprising comfort and stunning grace. Those who know loss will find kinship among these pages. In these blessings that move through the anguish of rending into the unexpected shelters of solace and hope, there shimmers a light that helps us see we do not walk alone. From her own path of grief, Jan offers a luminous, unforgettable gift that invites us to know the tenacity of hope and to recognize the presence of love that, as she writes, is "sorrow's most lasting cure."

A Decembered Grief

A Decembered Grief
Author: Harold Ivan Smith
Publsiher: Beacon Hill Press
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780834127265
ISBN 13: 0834127261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Decembered Grief Book Review:

Holidays can be especially difficult times for those grieving the deaths of loved ones. Grief specialist Harold Ivan Smith offers help for the holidays in A Decembered Grief.

By the Time You Read This

By the Time You Read This
Author: Giles Blunt
Publsiher: Seal Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-08-27
ISBN 10: 0307368521
ISBN 13: 9780307368522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

By the Time You Read This Book Review:

The Planet Grief. An incalculable number of light years from the warmth of the sun. When the rain falls, it falls in droplets of grief, and when the light shines, it is in waves and particles of grief. From whatever direction the wind blows–south, east, north or west– it blows cinders of grief before it. Grief stings your eyes and sucks the breath from your lungs. No oxygen on this planet, no nitrogen; the atmosphere is composed entirely of grief. [By the Time You Read This, page 37] Catherine Cardinal, wife of Sergeant John Cardinal, is dead. Ruled a suicide, it comes as no real surprise to those who knew her. Catherine had suffered from manic depression for over twenty years. Long stints of hospitalization were followed by healthy periods permeated by worry and anxiousness that everything would once again disintegrate. Her last hospital stay had been over a year ago. Catherine had been finding peace and fulfillment in her photography and taking her medication regularly. From years of experience, Cardinal had taken all of these signs to be positive and hopeful. So along with coping with devastating grief, Cardinal is confused. Although a suicide note in Catherine’s handwriting was found at the scene, Cardinal isn’t convinced that his wife was responsible for her own death. She was distracted when she left to take pictures the night she died, but she was nowhere near the despondent state she attained when she was ill. It wasn’t adding up. Everyone in the department, even his partner, Lise Delorme, believes Cardinal’s refusal to accept his wife’s suicide is only the denial that comes with the agony of his loss. Even his daughter, Kelly, has accepted her mother’s fate. But when Cardinal receives a card with a typewritten note inside taunting him about his wife’s death, he is resolute that someone has murdered Catherine. In Cardinal’s line of work, a man can pile up a lot of enemies. The first likely suspect that comes to his mind is Kiki B., an “associate” of a drug dealer, Rick Bouchard, who he had sent to prison. Kiki B. knew where Cardinal lived and he had an axe to grind–Bouchard had been killed while serving his sentence. With Delorme wrapped up in a nasty sex crimes case, Cardinal goes it alone. When Kiki B. turns out to have made a career change, Cardinal moves on to other members of the criminal element he’d had the pleasure to put away. As he moves through a long line of suspects, Cardinal finds himself settling on perhaps the most unlikely suspect of all.

The AfterGrief

The AfterGrief
Author: Hope Edelman
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0399179798
ISBN 13: 9780399179792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The AfterGrief Book Review:

A validating new approach to the long-term grieving process that explains why we feel “stuck,” why that’s normal, and how shifting our perception of grief can help us grow—from the New York Times bestselling author of Motherless Daughters “This is perhaps one of the most important books about grief ever written. It finally dispels the myth that we are all supposed to get over the death of a loved one.”—Claire Bidwell Smith, author of Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief Aren’t you over it yet? Anyone who has experienced a major loss in their past knows this question. We’ve spent years fielding versions of it, both explicit and implied, from family, colleagues, acquaintances, and friends. We recognize the subtle cues—the slight eyebrow lift, the soft, startled “Oh! That long ago?”—from those who wonder how an event so far in the past can still occupy so much precious mental and emotional real estate. Because of the common but false assumption that grief should be time-limited, too many of us believe we’re grieving “wrong” when sadness suddenly resurges sometimes months or even years after a loss. The AfterGrief explains that the death of a loved one isn’t something most of us get over, get past, put down, or move beyond. Grief is not an emotion to pass through on the way to “feeling better.” Instead, grief is in constant motion; it is tidal, easily and often reactivated by memories and sensory events, and is re-triggered as we experience life transitions, anniversaries, and other losses. Whether we want it to or not, grief gets folded into our developing identities, where it informs our thoughts, hopes, expectations, behaviors, and fears, and we inevitably carry it forward into everything that follows. Drawing on her own encounters with the ripple effects of early loss, as well as on interviews with dozens of researchers, therapists, and regular people who’ve been bereaved, New York Times bestselling author Hope Edelman offers profound advice for reassessing loss and adjusting the stories we tell ourselves about its impact on our identities. With guidance for reframing a story of loss, finding equilibrium within it, and even experiencing renewed growth and purpose in its wake, she demonstrates that though grief is a lifelong process, it doesn’t have to be a lifelong struggle.

Grief in Our Seasons A Mourner s Kaddish Companion Large Print 16pt

Grief in Our Seasons  A Mourner s Kaddish Companion  Large Print 16pt
Author: Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN 10: 9781459683341
ISBN 13: 145968334X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grief in Our Seasons A Mourner s Kaddish Companion Large Print 16pt Book Review:

Jewish tradition encourages study as a way of honoring the memory of those who are no longer among us. Grief in Our Seasons offers a comforting link between study and the tradition of saying Kaddish, helping those who are mourning to heal at their own pace and to cherish the memory of their loved ones each and every day. Each section of Grief in...