Item description for God Knows You're Grieving: Things to Do to Help You Through (God Knows) by Joan Guntzelman...
Overview Through stories of people who have journeyed through their own grieving, this book is a practical, consoling and encouraging source of support for anyone experiencing loss and grief.
Publishers Description - Addresses a contemporary issue and helps readers clearly define and understand its real meaning in their lives - Uses shared stories and thoughtful insights to demonstrate how others have handled similar issues - Offers practical suggestions and exercises to help readers put the issue in perspective and find solutions that work
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Studio: Sorin Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2002
Publisher Sorin Books
Series God Knows
ISBN 1893732398 ISBN13 9781893732391
Availability 0 units.
More About Joan Guntzelman
Joan Guntzelman holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of New Mexico and a master's degree in clinical psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati. For many years she was a nurse and nursing supervisor. She has written "Blessing Life's Losses: Letting Go and Moving On, 124 Prayers for Caregivers, God Knows You're Grieving, " and "Caring for Those Who Suffer: A Retreat With Mother Teresa and Damien of Molokai."
Joan Guntzelman currently resides in the state of New Mexico. Joan Guntzelman was born in 1937.
Reviews - What do customers think about God Knows You're Grieving: Things to Do to Help You Through?
An Incredibly Insightful Gift........God Knows You're Grieving May 19, 2008
To be quite honest........I have probably had about 30 years of un-resolved grief. For those of you whom are not familiar with that term, it does not mean that one cries everyday and is depressed everyday. It simply means that one has kind of taken on a certain blue state in their lives and almost looks at the world through a slightly blue perspective, but yet you are not clinically depressed.
In attempting to come to terms with un-resolved grief, (or, for those of you just experiencing your very first challenge of grief).........this book moves far beyond the typical '5 stages of grief' type books and simply transcends those books, and takes the grief perspective to a entirely new level of understanding.
I found this book incredibly easy to read, captivating, extremely thought provoking (in terms of me dealing with my own grief), and best of all........helped me to understand many things about my own un-resolved grief, that are going to lead me to finally being able to resolve some of the grief issues that I have carried with me since '79.
Two major differences this book made in my life (and believe you me, I have read many many books of all subjects in my lifetime at 55, and have never really taken away a book that is going to create 2 major changes for me in my life that will help me to move forward):
1) I have learned to simply 'decide' to move on. It is time. It sounds so simple, yet is not so simple as........well, I'll just move on. I can still cherish the memories of those losses for myself..........but it is time to let it go and to move on. For me that was incredibly insightful. I have always kept thinking that at some point in my life, my sorrow and loss would just kind of dwindle like a boat going down the river. At some point, you just can't see it anymore...........but grief is not like that particularly. It morphs and changes and takes different shapes in your own life and personality. It just doesn't go away, unless you deal with it correctly and properly.
2) I am going to go to my local funeral home where all of my 30 years of sorrow, grief and loss have occured. In the past, I have had to take care of so many responsibilities in my losses, that I never even had time to just be alone and deal with my grief. I am going to make arrangements next time I am in my home town, to be alone in the chapel and to simply sit and look at the pictures of those losses, and be alone for about an hour and to allow myself to finally grieve those losses without any responsibilities to anyone except myself.
I am moving on.
I am a bit dissapointed that when I pull up the 'bestsellers' for grief books that this one is not near the top at all.
Trust me, if you have unresolved grief issues, or are just starting your journey with grief..........or if it has been a few years and things just don't seem to be the same for you and you are a tad blue.......more than you think should be normal............own this book............I think it will truly help you to better understand the personal journey that we are all on, at one point or another, and you too can write this site.com and tell them what a great book this is for those of us whom are grieving.
Helped Validate My Feelings Sep 12, 2002
I really enjoyed this book. The scripture references and the beautiful proverbs used helped me to step back from my grief and look at it from a different perspective.
I highly recommend this book, even if you do not believe in God.