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In his first book, Dr. Dan Moseley shares a different way of viewing the losses in life. This honest reflection reveals a pastor who, after many years of caring for others as they experienced loss, found he was ill prepared when an intense season of death and loss impacted his life. Dr. Moseley's personal discoveries and those of friends who have shared their stories with him are found in this book. From a heart of hope he encourages readers to grieve at their own pace and look for the new life emerging in the space loss creates.
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Studio: Xyzzy Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.94" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2008
Publisher Xyzzy Press
ISBN 1601480059 ISBN13 9781601480057
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More About Dan Moseley
Dan Moseley is a writer, preacher, congregational consultant/coach and Herald B. Monroe Professor of Practical Parish Minister emeritus. He has worked with congregations in transition as they moved into new directions and leadership. He has also helped congregations develop strategies for planning and growing their future. Dan has served as pastor in four congregations for over 30 years and has been a Professor at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis for 12 years. His focus has been on preaching and congregational leadership. He has published numerous articles and sermons
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Learning to live again in the absence of something or someone significant Jun 13, 2008
In life, everyone experiences loss at some point. Whether it's the death of a loved one, losing a job, surviving a divorce, suffering a miscarriage, moving homes, or any other number of changes, Dr. Dan Moseley's book teaches readers how to create new life in the absence of their old, familiar one.
Living With Loss encourages readers to go at their own pace through the dimensions of loss and grief. Dr. Moseley focuses on the space in life that loss creates, allowing room for something new to grow and develop. Unique from other grieving books, each easy-to-read chapter includes a "Good Companions" section that describes the best people with whom to surround yourself as you recover from loss.
Whether you have suffered a loss or are helping someone who has, Living With Loss is an essential resource for any time of grief.
Dan Moseley knows grief! Apr 17, 2008
Having been a pastor for 30 years and a seminary professor for 10 years, Dr. Dan Moseley has seen grief lived out by thousands of people, even while providing them with pastoral care. Perhaps more important, Dan has experienced profound grief in his own life. Thus, this book is not merely the intellectual musings of one who has seen grief from a distance, but the profound insight of one who has wandered in the desert of loss and found his way home. We all experience grief and all who read this book will identify with the experience and benefit from the marvelous wisdom contained in these pages. Dr. Richard L. Hamm
Life After Loss Feb 20, 2008
This is an excellent book on the psychology of grief and loss, with balance and sensitivity in discussing the struggles as well as the potential for new life. It's full of a lot of earthy wisdom presented in language clear as a mountain stream.
Moseley takes readers through not so much stages as overlapping aspects of loss: truly absorbing and naming one's loss; handling the anger and guilt that inevitably come with it; remembering who or what was lost and being grateful for those memories; and cultivating a sense of play and newness in life. There is much emphasis on finding suitable companions to walk with us in our time of loss.
Especially helpful was his discussion in Chapter 8 of the different voices that vie for our attention--voices from the past, from the present, from within, and from the future--and how we can listen to these voices in a way that respects our need for stability and adventure.
A pastor and pastoral theologian, Moseley writes out of a faith perspective, but explicit issues of faith are touched on only at the end, and then with gentleness. This book is suitable for people with any religious background, or none at all. The only requirement really is to have known that universal human experience of loss.
Review for Living with Loss Feb 17, 2008
As an avid reader, I have tried to gain an interest in so-called "Self-Help" books. My attempts have failed due to the books being either too clinical, too fluffy (for all of you Saturday Night Live experts out there, they read like a Stewart Smalley episode, "I'm smart enough, I'm good enough, and gosh darn-it, people like me"), too enabling, or too victimizing. I refer to these as "Band-Aid" books.
In his book "Living with Loss", Dr. Moseley, does a wonderful job staying on course with reality and staying away from being a "Band-Aid" book. This book is about owning who you are as a human, which means owning the different components of the healing process when they arise. For instance, he does not make the case that we need to apologize for our anger in a time of loss. Rather, he assures the reader that it is normal and necessary to feel that anger. Conversely, he also explains healing eventually has to come with forgiveness.
I truly appreciated the writing style that Dr. Moseley chose. The book is written in a conversational manner. Any other style of writing would create more confusion in an already confusing time. His message in the book is clear and does not require a dictionary, assuring that he does understand the human condition in times of loss. The book is one human sharing his life experience with another.
This book will help heal, or help prepare you when that loss does come. I was able to enjoy the book because it kept reminding me that Dr. Moseley truly understands, not the science of psychology, but people.
Much more than a guide for the grieving Feb 12, 2008
This book by Dan Moseley reaches into a difficult place and helps you find your way out. It is a work that can help a reader make some sense of the losses and tragedies that we all face during our lives. But more than that, it offers something I have never seen before. "Living With Loss" offers suggestions for those who wish to be supportive to the person who has suffered the loss. It discusses, in very clear terms, what kind of actions and words might be offered to help your loved one get through their darkest times. Thanks, Dr. Moseley, for opening your life and sharing your thoughts, so that the rest of us might heal and help others to heal.