Item description for Finding Your Way After the Suicide of Someone You Love by David B. Biebel, Sue Foster & Suzanne L. Foster...
Overview This uniquely designed resource for those left behind after a suicide (loved ones, friends, siblings, and extended family) provides encouraging, practical help and hope. Also includes features designed for SOS support groups, pastors, Christian counselors, and church leaders with the goal of helping the church function more fully as the healing community it could be for the survivors of suicide in its midst.
Publishers Description Help and Hope for an Unexpected JourneyDo real Christians commit suicide? Yes, they do. And for those left behind, the journey following such a tragedy is unbearably painful. Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love is a compassionate and practical guide that addresses the intensely personal issues of survivors of suicide (SOS). This gentle and faith-affirming resource helps survivors know what to expect, especially during the first year following a suicide. It includes personal stories of survivors and suggestions on how to move beyond survival to live life again. Designed for use by individuals, couples, and SOS groups, this book offers help for parents, siblings, friends, and extended families, as well as practical guidelines for pastors, Christian counselors, and other church leaders. Topics include: * What to do in the immediate aftermath of a suicide* Handling guilt and understanding the role of depression in suicides * Dealing with questions of faith and meaning * Creating a support system* Choosing a Christian therapist* Trusted resources and websites
Community Description This uniquely designed resource for those left behind after a suicide. Provides encouraging, practical help and hope. Also includes features designed for SOS support groups, pastors, Christian counselors, and church leaders with the goal of helping the church function more fully as the healing community it could be for the survivors of suicide in its midst.
Do real Christians commit suicide? Yes, they do. And for those left behind, the journey following such a tragedy is unbearably painful. This unique guidebook points the way through and beyond the lonely wilderness and addresses head-on the intensely personal issues of survivors of suicide.
Questions of faith are examined honestly, with a focus on what Gods Word has to say about suicide. The book explores the character of God, affirming his love, from which nothing can separate a believer. The book helps survivors know what to expect, especially during the first year following the suicide.
It includes many personal stories of survivors, along with their suggestions on how to get beyond survival to life again. It is designed for use by individuals, couples and the growing number of SOS support groups nationwide. This gentle resource offers help for friends, siblings, and extended family, as well as practical guidelines and suggestions for pastors, Christians counselors, and other church leaders.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jun 14, 2005
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310257573 ISBN13 9780310257578 UPC 025986257576
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More About David B. Biebel, Sue Foster & Suzanne L. Foster
David B. Biebel, DMin, is a minister, editor, health educator, and author or coauthor of nineteen books including the CBA Gold Medallion award winning "New Light on Depression" and several others that have received special recognition including "If God is So Good, Why Do I Hurt So Bad?" and "Simple Health." His most recent series of health-related books includes "52 Ways to Feel Great Today." He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Personal Wholeness, with distinction, from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Reviews - What do customers think about Finding Your Way After The Suicide Of Someone You?
"Finding your way....." May 11, 2010
I did not read this book, as I sent it to someone, but it was recommnded to me by one who conducts a Grief-Share program at her church.
Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love Sep 18, 2009
This month marks the 4th year since my son's death through suicide. He was 23.
This is the only book I read. I decided that my mind was much too tired to read all of the books written on suicide.
Perhaps the most glaring issue for those of us who have faced the suicide of a loved one, is how we could have prevented it. The authors helped me to think in ways I hadn't considered. I felt comforted after reading each chapter.
The book is also helpful in working through the process of grieving regardless of what caused the death of a loved one.
Since I believe we often make life more complicated than it needs to be, this book addresses suicide simply and with compassion, allowing the reader to learn and at the same time be comforted.
Suicides, the most difficult of deaths Jun 13, 2008
"Finding Your Way After the Suicide of Someone You Love" is the most relevant book I have encountered on suicide. As a bereavement coordinator/facilitator in a large church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I occasionally run into suicide situations and this book seems to express what families have shared with me. I believe it captures many emotions/feelings of the person who commits suicide that can explain reasons and perhaps reassure the family to help alleviate some of their guilt. These things can lead to their one day finding peace again.
Best book Jul 25, 2007
This book was extremely helpful to me after the suicide of my youngest son. I would recommend it especially to those who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is so good that I am buying a copy for another mother who just lost her oldest son to suicide.
Same as all the rest Apr 11, 2007
There are some really good books and then some that just copy the same text as others, this is a copier.