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Don't Take My Grief Away: What to Do When You Lose a Loved One [Paperback]

By Doug Manning (Author)
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Offers advice on making funeral arrangements, explains the stages of grief, and tells how faith can help the griefstricken

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Gently, with warm, consoling, and practical guidance, Doug Manning addresses the painful, often disorientation aftermath of the death of a loved one, helping the bereaved cope with the emotions and confront the decisions that are an inevitable part of this time of radical life adjustment. Beginning with the premise that "grief is not an enemy; it is a friend. It is the natural process of walking through the hurt and growing through the walk," Manning helps readers face up to grief, move through it, and learn to live again.With the first shock of loss, a survivor is faced with what seems like an overwhelming number of arrangements that must be made immediately. Don't Take My Grief Away is a complete, helpful handbook covering such important areas as the choice of a minister, family dynamics during such stressful times, and personalizing the funeral service. Doug Manning assists us to understand what happens when someone dies, to accept it, and to face the feelings of loss, separation, and even guilt that we experience in realistic yet healing way.The author provides thoughtful advice for rebuilding a grief-shattered life while taking to heart the valuable lessons death and mourning impart to everyone.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperOne
Pages   129
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.7" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 5, 1984
Publisher   Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN  0060654171  
ISBN13  9780060654177  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Manning is the author of twenty books designed to help people face the tough issues of life. After thirty years as a minister and counselor, he began a new career almost twenty years ago as an author and speaker.

Doug Manning currently resides in Frederick. Doug Manning was born in 1934.

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Death & Grief > General
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Death & Grief > Grief & Bereavement
3Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Self-Help > General
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Protestantism > Self Help

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Books > Christian Living > Practical Life > Grief, Suffering, Consolation

Reviews - What do customers think about Don't Take My Grief Away: What to Do When You Lose a Loved One?

Don't Take My Grief Away  Feb 3, 2006
My wife has just passed away and I went to grief classes but this book has helped me find myself better than all the grief classes.I have ordered several for my friends that are having problems like me.
Excellent book--for anyone at any point in their grief  Sep 25, 2005
I really like, and benefit, from Doug Manning writings. This book is concise, easy to read--each topic is only a few pages in length. At the beginning and end of each topic is a brief phrase--helps a person to put into use what one has just read. Very comforting writing.
More of resource book than a feelings book  Jan 12, 2002
This handbook, written by Doug Manning, is meant to give you an overview of what happens when someone dies, and the choices that need to be made. It is a very easy read that is meant to help you prepare for the funeral and deal with people who do not understand your loss.

I especially love his story on how the book was named and how he developed a new compassion for those that grieve.

A young mother said, 'Don't take my grief from me. I deserve it. I am going to have it.' Though he did not hear the words spoken from her mouth, those words haunted him enough to change the concept he had towards those that greived and the recovery that would follow. He began to understand that though we need to recover and move on, we also need to experience the loss and move in our own time, not someone else's.


Don't t Take my Grief Away  Nov 16, 2001
Yes, this book has it right. Grief is ours to experience in our own way and to heal as we choose to grieve. Grief is a process it is something that will be with us forever.
I also used Write from the Heart, A Healing Grief Journal with this book. Also for my children I bought After the Tears, A Gentle Guide to Help Children Understand Death (video) This had healing activities. All of these resources are great for healing.
This book validated what I was feeing!  Jun 29, 1999
After losing my best friend to suicide, I was completely devistated--my world was strange and I was no longer able to relate to those around me. I felt alone in my grief. While attending a support group, this book crossed my path. I was so tired of hearing, "Why aren't you over this?" I read a line from this book that brought me much validity: "Don't take my grief away, I've earned it." What struck me about this book was how it doesn't force recovery. It eases the reader into it. It also allows the reader to identify at many different stages of grief--one week removed from death, to years later. I recommend this book to anyone struggling with recovery from loss.

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