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Finding Hope In Times Of Grief

Author : Preston Parrish
ISBN : 9780736940450
Genre : Religion
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Preston and Glenda Parrish experienced the sudden death of their 25-year-old son, Nathan, in the same week that Preston’s father died. In Finding Hope in Times of Grief, the Parrishes candidly share their story and the struggles they faced, as well as how they found hope in Christ and in the pages of the Bible. Writing not from theory but from experience, the Parrishes come alongside others who grieve, pointing them to God’s all-sufficient grace, grace that is great enough to infuse even their worst moments with His comfort. This book will help those who grieve to know God’s presence and peace in the midst of their suffering realize that hope still exists and can be known understand that their suffering can assume a place of purpose in their life and in the lives of others Finding Hope in Times of Grief points readers to the surpassing hope we have in Christ and the comfort that comes ultimately from God Himself. This book will also help family members and friends better understand how to support those who grieve.
Category: Religion

Finding Hope In The Darkness Of Grief

Author : Diamante Lavendar
ISBN : 9781982205690
Genre : Poetry
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This earthly plane offers much for us to learn: happiness, wisdom, loss, heartbreak, and enlightenment. It is a Pandora's box of emotions, situations, opportunities, and failures, all wrapped into a package we call life. Nobody is immune, but everyone has the opportunity to grow tall or wither like a flower in harsh light. It's completely up to us how we choose to respond. Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief is a gleaning of insights from artist Diamante Lavender. For her, life has been a long, difficult road, but it has taught many poignant lessons. Her poetry collection is an exploration of the human soul, a traversing of situations that life throws at us. Diamante has always been intrigued by the ability to overcome and move on to bigger and better things. She writes to encourage hope and possibility in those who read her stories. If she can help others heal, as she has, then Diamante's work as an author and artist will have been well spent. She believes that everyone should try to leave a positive mark on the world, to make it a better place for all. Writing is the way that she is attempting to leave her markone story at a time.
Category: Poetry

Zoe Died What Now

Author : Dennis J. DeWitt
ISBN : 9781973630708
Genre : Religion
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This is a book about how when our dog dies, we revisit previous losses. It is a collection of stories of individuals who have experienced the death of their dog, bringing a recollection of previous losses.
Category: Religion

Grief Finding Hope In Sorrow

Author : Laura Kelly Fanucci
ISBN : 9780814645284
Genre : Religion
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Loss comes to each of us, without fail. Scripture can serve as a companion to us in the grief we bear and ultimately in our surrender to our compassionate God. Through this set of insightful reflections on the stories of Ruth and Naomi, the death and raising of Jesus’ friend Lazarus, and the promise of a new heaven and earth, Laura Kelly Fanucci invites us to a deepening experience of God’s healing presence in our lives.
Category: Religion

Turn My Mourning Into Dancing

Author : Henri Nouwen
ISBN : 9781418536091
Genre : Religion
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In times of suffering, simplistic answers ring empty and hollow. But Henri Nouwen, beloved spiritual thinker and author, offers real comfort in the concrete truth of God's constancy. Nouwen suggests that by greeting life's pains with something other than despair, we can find surprising joy in our suffering. He suggests that the way through suffering is not in denial, but rather in living fully in the midst of the trials life brings our way. Hardcover ISBN 0-8499-1711-5
Category: Religion

Death Is But A Dream

Author : Christopher Kerr
ISBN : 9780525542858
Genre : Medical
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The first book to validate the meaningful dreams and visions that bring comfort as death nears. Christopher Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet he has cared for thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love and grace. Beyond the physical realities of dying are unseen processes that are remarkably life-affirming. These include dreams that are unlike any regular dream. Described as "more real than real," these end-of-life experiences resurrect past relationships, meaningful events and themes of love and forgiveness; they restore life's meaning and mark the transition from distress to comfort and acceptance. Drawing on interviews with over 1,400 patients and more than a decade of quantified data, Dr. Kerr reveals that pre-death dreams and visions are extraordinary occurrences that humanize the dying process. He shares how his patients' stories point to death as not solely about the end of life, but as the final chapter of humanity's transcendence. Kerr's book also illuminates the benefits of these phenomena for the bereaved, who find solace in seeing their loved ones pass with a sense of calm closure. Beautifully written, with astonishing real-life characters and stories, this book is at its heart a celebration of our power to reclaim the dying process as a deeply meaningful one. Death Is But a Dream is an important contribution to our understanding of medicine's and humanity's greatest mystery.
Category: Medical

The Many Faces Of Grief Ebook

Author : Nola Shaw
ISBN : 9781770369221
Genre : Religion
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Grief is a part of the life cycle of every person. Loss, loneliness, hurt, and pain are experienced by every person during different stages of his or her life. Grief can seem unbearable at times, but it is a necessary process which has the potential to heal the heart of the bereaved. THE MANY FACES OF GRIEF will encourage, comfort, and help you to realize that the greatest Healer of all, Jesus Christ, cares for you in a special way. He walks with you as you travel through your personal journey of pain and grief. Nola Shaw uses real-life stories to address the different types of grief, such as: ▪ Bereavement ▪ Divorce ▪ Old Age ▪ Trials and Tribulation ▪ Abuse THE MANY FACES OF GRIEF offers hope and healing for grief-stricken hearts.
Category: Religion

Finding Hope In Times Of Crisis

Author : Don Baker
ISBN : 0884860582
Genre : Bible
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Finding acceptance and love are at the heart of this collection of three bestselling works--Depression, Pain's Hidden Purpose, and Acceptance--which describe the private prisons from which we must liberate ouselves in order to achieve true self-freedom and personal growth.
Category: Bible

Losses And Changes

Author : Randy Reynolds
ISBN : 0310573017
Genre : Grief
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Helps Christians work through the feelings and doubts that arise from life's changes and losses, such as death of a loved one, job loss, shattered hopes, or mid-life crisis.
Category: Grief

Facing Death And Finding Hope

Author : Christine Longaker
ISBN : 9781448108268
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Many books have been written on the subject of death and dying over the last twenty-five years, yet none provides a comprehensive spiritual paradigm combined with practical guidance for resounding effectively and compassionately to be most common difficulties and challenges of the dying. Christine's Longaker's uncompromising and uplifting book does it all, and is based on her own personal experiences, her study and work with Sogyal Rinpoche and on the workshops she now holds all over Europe and the USA.
Category: Family & Relationships

Tell Me The Truth About Loss

Author : Niamh Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9780717183852
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In March 2017, Niamh Fitzpatrick’s life fell apart overnight. Her beloved sister Dara was killed in a helicopter crash. Soon afterwards, Niamh’s marriage disintegrated, and she feared she would lose her house. Life as she knew it had ended and the loss she suffered was staggering. A psychologist for many years, Niamh’s job was to guide clients through the worst times in their lives. Drawing on everything she learned, first to survive and then, in time, to begin to thrive, Tell Me the Truth about Loss is a psychologist’s journey through loss, grief and the worst of times, while finding hope along the way. A beautiful book for when life isn’t what you expect it to be.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Finding Hope And Faith In The Face Of Death

Author : Stephen A. Karol
ISBN : 9781532640483
Genre : Religion
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This book is about giving people hope and faith, comfort and inspiration when a death occurs. It is based on my experiences throughout my forty-year career as a rabbi in helping my congregants deal with the emotions and thoughts that occur when a loved one dies. I have grown to understand, and have taught about, the importance of community when we are mourners, and of the absolute emotional and spiritual power of prayer. The book includes lessons that I have learned personally and professionally, lessons that are relevant to the very real issues brought on by sorrow and regret. My messages not only educate those who read them but also convey a sense of faith and hope that can positively affect our transition from mourning to living our lives. And, they are valid for Jews and non-Jews alike—those who attend services, and those who don’t.
Category: Religion

Comfort For Grieving Hearts

Author : Gary Roe
ISBN : 1950382001
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Loss hurts. Stunned, sad, and angry, we blink in disbelief. Written with heartfelt compassion, this easy-to-read, practical, award-winning book reads like a caring conversation with a friend. Whether you've lost a spouse, child, parent, sibling, relative, or friend, Comfort for Grieving Hearts meets you in your grief and walks with you there.
Category: Family & Relationships

Niv Hope In The Mourning Bible Ebook

Author : Zondervan,
ISBN : 9780310429456
Genre : Bibles
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WHEN A CASSEROLE OR A GREETING CARD ISN’T ENOUGH. Grief is one of life’s toughest challenges. During such times it is difficult to know where to turn. Yet in the midst of your deepest despair, God reveals Himself and His promises for a better tomorrow. The NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible works to bring a peaceful sense—in the midst of the coldest winter—that spring will one day come again. The collection of devotions and prayers warmly offer inspiration and hope based in God’s Word and his promises to those who have lost loved ones. This Bible emphasizes the love and hope that your Lord has for you even during your darkest days. Features • Complete text of the NIV, the world’s most popular modern-English Bible • Daily devotions written for and by those who have experienced the loss of a loved one or who are helping a loved one through extended terminal illness • A prayer appendix featuring 52 prayers based on the book of Psalms • Short reflections and song lyrics for meditation • Resources list containing information for those seeking additional help
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The Aftergrief

Author : Hope Edelman
ISBN : 9780399179792
Genre : Self-Help
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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.
Category: Self-Help

In Times Of Grief

Author : Francis Wagner
ISBN : 9781497678668
Genre : Self-Help
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A terrifying sense of powerlessness overwhelms us when we lose a loved one. As Christians, we mourn like anyone else. And yet, however deep our sorrow may be, our faith, hope, and love are stronger than death. The passing of a loved one is not the end, we believe, but a step toward the Resurrection. The authors lend words of wisdom intended to help show you the way. In the midst of our grief, we look forward to the Resurrection of Christ, who is the lamp that lights our path (cf. Psalm 119:105) and dispels our fear. This five-chapter book focuses on themes originally published as individual titles in our Catholic Perspectives CareNotes series.
Category: Self-Help

Finding Hope When Life S Not Fair

Author : Lee Ezell
ISBN : 9780800787783
Genre : Self-Help
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For everyone who has ever faced faith-shaking events, Lee Ezell chronicles her own journey through pain and loss to hope and reassurance.
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Understanding Your Suicide Grief

Author : Alan D. Wolfelt
ISBN : 9781617221217
Genre : Psychology
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For anyone who has experienced the suicide of a loved one, coworker, neighbor, or acquaintance and is seeking information about coping with such a profound loss, this compassionate guide explores the unique responses inherent to their grief. Using the metaphor of the wilderness, the book introduces 10 touchstones to assist the survivor in this naturally complicated and particularly painful journey. The touchstones include opening to the presence of loss, embracing the uniqueness of grief, understanding the six needs of mourning, reaching out for help, and seeking reconciliation over resolution. Learning to identify and rely on each of these touchstones will bring about hope and healing.
Category: Psychology

Devastating Losses

Author : Carol E. Jordan, MS
ISBN : 9780826107473
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This book fills a critical gap in our scientific understanding of the grief response of parents who have lost a child to traumatic death and the psychotherapeutic strategies that best facilitate healing. It is based on the results of the largest study ever conducted of parents surviving a child's traumatic death or suicide. The book was conceived by William and Beverly Feigelman following their own devastating loss of a son, and written from the perspective of their experiences as both suicide-survivor support group participants and facilitators. It intertwines data, insight, and critical learning gathered from research with the voices of the 575 survivors who participated in the study. The text emphasizes the sociological underpinnings of survivors' grief and provides data that vividly documents their critical need for emotional support. It explains how bereavement difficulties can be exacerbated by stigmatization, and by the failure of significant others to provide expected support. Also explored in depth are the ways in which couples adapt to the traumatic loss of a child and how this can bring them closer or render their relationship irreparable. Findings suggest that with time and peer support affiliations, most traumatically bereaved parents ultimately demonstrate resilience and find meaningful new roles for themselves, helping the newly bereaved or engaging in other humanitarian acts. Key Features: Offers researchers, clinicians, and parent-survivors current information on how parents adapt initially and over time after the traumatic loss of a child Presents data culled from the largest survey ever conducted (575 individuals) of parents surviving a child's suicide or other traumatic death Investigates the ways in which stigmatization complicates and prolongs the grieving process Addresses the tremendous value of support groups in the healing process Explores how married couples are affected by the traumatic loss of their child
Category: Family & Relationships

Jesus Christ My Hope In Grief

Author : Rita Carr
ISBN : 9781621368113
Genre : Religion
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Walking Through Grief With Jesus by Your Side A new journey begins when a loved one dies; life will never be the same again. But your loss also becomes a journey of discovery, as you find your way forward.
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