Item description for When Your Friend Dies (Hope & Healing Series) by Harold Ivan Smith...
Overview Grief counselor and speaker Harold Ivan Smith has worked with "friend grief" both professionally and personally. In this short volume, he offers comfort and encouragement to those who have lost a friend by validating their grief, urging them to give their grief a voice, and remembering their friend.
Publishers Description Many of us will grieve the death of a friend. Yet, this particular kind of grief is not recognized as often as that experienced when a spouse, child, or parent dies. Grief counselor and speaker Harold Ivan Smith has worked with "friend grief" both professionally and personally. In this short volume, he offers comfort and encouragement to those who have lost a friend by validating their grief, urging them to give their grief a voice, and remembering their friend.
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Studio: Augsburg Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.16" Width: 4.26" Height: 0.17" Weight: 0.14 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2002
Publisher AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
Series Hope And Healing
ISBN 0806643544 ISBN13 9780806643540
Availability 0 units.
More About Harold Ivan Smith
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 When Your Friend Dies (Hope & Healing Series)?
A Powerful Little Book on Friendgrief May 17, 2003
If someone every told you that funerals were mainly for family members and not friends, this is the book for you. The clergy often fail to recognize the importance of a grief among friends of the deceased. In this small but powerfully written book, Harold Ivan Smith addresses head on the issues surrounding friendgrief in our society.
Although the book appears to have been primarily written with christians in mind, readers from other faiths will find "When Your Friend Dies" helpful when coping with their own grief. Examples from Smith's own life, from the bible, and from American history all make the reality of friendgrief more understandable.
This book is very readable. It would be the perfect gift for someone who has just lost a friend or who is only now revisiting a loss that occurred years ago. "When Your Friend Dies" would also be a valuable addition to every church library.