Item description for Standing in the Shadow: Help and Encouragement for Suicide Survivors by June Cerza Kolf...
Overview Grief counselor June Cerza Kolf is repeatedly asked for specific guidance in helping suicide survivors function and heal. "Standing in the Shadow" covers the heart of 34 topics, including depression, forgiveness, and the salvation of those who commit suicide.
Publishers Description Grief counselor June Cerza Kolf is repeatedly asked for specific guidance in helping suicide survivors function and heal. Their grief is unique in that the trauma of suicide leaves them in such a devastated state that the typical coping mechanisms no longer work. With deep sensitivity, Kolf leads readers through mourning to acceptance. She helps them realize the tragedy was out of their control, release their guilt and anger, and gain the power of prayer. "Standing in the Shadow "covers the heart of thirty-four topics, including depression, forgiveness, and the salvation of those who commit suicide. The gentle, honest writing provides answers, hope, and comfort for the bereaved.
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Studio: Baker Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2002
Publisher Baker Books
ISBN 0801063957 ISBN13 9780801063954
Availability 0 units.
More About June Cerza Kolf
June Cerza Kolf served as director of bereavement and hospice-volunteer coordinator for a hospice organization in Antelope Valley, California, for more than 12 years. She has worked with both terminally ill patients and people in bereavement.
June Cerza Kolf currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Standing in the Shadow: Help and Encouragement for Suicide Survivors?
Author has no personal experience Oct 1, 2007
The description of this book states that for suicide survivors, "their grief is unique..." That is true for me from persoanl experience, having lost my son at the age of 22 to suicide, and that is exactly the problem with this book. The only authors who have helped me are the ones who have lived through this "unique" trauma. The authors who have no personal experience should stick to writing books about grief in general, or whatever else...
Simple and very helpful Oct 13, 2006
My closest friend found her husband dead from suicide 2 months ago. It destroyed her. I researched books, and found this one to be right on the mark for her. She reads it again and again and says it is really helping her. Yes, it is Christian, but not at all pushy about it. The book cuts through all the medical detail and presents a lesson on what to expect and how to deal with the different stages of grief on a very personal level.
Standing in the Shadow May 4, 2005
I thought this book was wonderful, very easy to read and understand, gets to the point of different feelings you go threw, and gives a christian perspective in dealing with what you cannot control. I am a survivior of the suicide of my husband and this book was very helpful.
activities most helpful Dec 30, 2004
A lighter weight book for survivors. I found the activities she suggested to be helpful in helping me sleep at night, rid myself of some thoughts of guilt, and move forward with my life. I did find it to be religious (Christian) which didn't help me as much as Carla Fine's book, No Time to Say Goodbye. It was not judgemental however. It's openminded and offered me some comfort. Easy to read in one sitting.
generalizations and bible studies May 25, 2004
the author has not survived the suicide of a loved one. it shows. she talks about how someone looks nice and color coordinates her outfits. she talks about suicide and relates stories of the loss of a limb. she quotes the bible. the book is very short and gave me not a bit more hope. Don't waste your money - the book available free online from suicidology is much better. If you want to spend money - Carla Fine's book is much better - the best I've found. From a bereaved survivor who doesn't need to be told how to color coordinate.