Item description for On Grieving the Death of a Father by Harold Ivan Smith...
Overview In On Grieving the Death of a Father, the author has woven into one resource book, glimpses of his personal recollections of his father's lie, plus recollections of others who have experienced the death of a father.
Publishers Description Not many books have been written to help the grieving son or daughter deal with the new reality of a deceased father. Smith has combined personal stories from Frederick Buechner, Norman Vincent Peale, Corrie ten Boom, James Dobson, and many other well- known people to help others through their grieving process.
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Harold Ivan Smith is the author of many books on dying, death, and grieving. A former funeral director, he is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and leads seminars on grief and spirituality throughout the world. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
Harold Ivan Smith currently resides in Kansas City, in the state of Missouri. Harold Ivan Smith was born in 1947 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Harold Ivan & Associates, Missouri, USA.
Reviews - What do customers think about On Grieving the Death of a Father?
Disappointed Mar 15, 2007
The book had the strong odor of cigarette smoke plus the title pages were falling out. Since this book was planned as a gift to someone, I am greatly disappointed.
Beautifully written Dec 6, 2006
This book is not a manual on how to grieve, it simply allows you feel those emotions that sometimes are too overwhelming to feel. There are moments in the book that took my breath away because they so chillingly and beautifully captured a simple feeling or emotion at a particular time after my father's death. It was both a very comforting and emotionally challenging read.
Thanks for the recommendation Aug 7, 2006
I recieved a message from this site that based on my buying history that I might be interested in "On Grieving the Death of a Father."
This book is very comforting. Smith expresses many of the feelings that I couldn't put into words. Death is such an inconnected part of life--there's no escaping it.
Smith is an excellent writer...he makes you feel what he feels.
If you've experienced a loss, you should read this book.
Also recommended: "Christmas Gifts, Christmas Voices" by John Allen. Don't let the title fool you. This is so much more than a Christmas book. It chronicles one man's journey from greif to comfort. It shows how losing yourself in service and thinking of others ultimately leads to personal healing and peace.
Also: "I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye" by Brook Noel. Reading this book is like having a heartfelt conversation with a caring friend.
This book was a godsend. Oct 20, 2004
It was comforting to read how someone else felt when their father died. I was not alone. My grief was not strange, and I found hope that it would not always hurt as much as it did in the recent weeks and months after my father died. I bought this book for a friend of mine whose father just died, hoping it will help him as much as it did me. I will always miss my father, but this book confirmed that I am not alone. There is comfort in knowing so many others feel what I've felt and understand.
A must read for anyone who lost their father. Nov 16, 2000
This book helped me in the most difficult time of my life. When my father passed away I was looking for a lot of answers to many questions and this book helped me in that regard. I have bought this book five times because I keep giving it out when someone close to me loses their father. Everyone seems to get a lot out of it. For those who have just lost their father my heart goes out to you because you now know the feelings that come with such a loss and I hope reading this book helps. God Bless