Item description for I Will Not Leave You Desolate: Some Thoughts for Grieving Parents by Martha Whitmore Hickman...
Overview This book provides help for parents and other people who are bereaved. Simple and appropriate, the book contains short sections that are easy to read and easy to understand.
Publishers Description This book provides help for parents in dealing with the pain and trauma associated with the death of a child. Simple and appropriate, the book contains short sections that are easy to read and easy to understand. To help you make that journey from overwhelming grief to a person still aware of that poignant loss, but cherishing the memories, relishing a full life, and grateful for both, is what this book is about. Pastors will find it helpful to keep a quantity on hand to give to people during grief experiences and in grief counseling. Check outbooks on the subject of grief and appropriate Bulletins (see the Related Products Section below). Did you know. . . Grief is the normal response of sorrow, emotion, and confusion that comes from losing someone important to you. The word "grief" comes from the same root as "grave." Although many times focused only on emotional responses to loss, grief also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. Grief responses are influenced by personality, family, culture, and spiritual and religious beliefs and practices. While many who grieve may be able to work through their grief independently, accepting additional support from counseling and support groups may promote the process of healing. The Book of Ecclesiastes reminds us "For everything there is a season... a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance..."
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5" Height: 7" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1994
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687002893 ISBN13 9780687002894
Availability 100 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 18, 2017 01:17.
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More About Martha Whitmore Hickman
Martha Whitmore Hickman is the author of more than twenty books for adults and children, including "The Growing Season" and "I Will Not Leave You Desolate." Lorna Raver, an accomplished stage actress, has also guest-starred in many top television series as well as appearing on the big screen. She has been named a Best Voice of the Year by "AudioFile" magazine and has been nominated for multiple Audie Awards. Lorna has also received numerous "AudioFile" Earphones Awards for her narrations.
Martha Whitmore Hickman currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee. Martha Whitmore Hickman was born in 1925.
Reviews - What do customers think about I Will Not Leave You Desolate: Some Thoughts for Grieving Parents?
Absolutely the Best Aug 26, 2005
I've known about, and used, this book in my ministry since the late 1980s. I feel it is absolutely the best book available to give to families who have lost a child...whether it is a new-born, a soldier killed in Iraq, or an elementary school child with a brain tumor. The opening words "I had a child who died." introduce the reader to a large community of people who know the inconsolable loss that the death of a child represents. I highly recommend pastors to buy a copy and read it...then buy a bunch more copies to keep as a reference. We always have some available that our parishoners can buy to give away as their own ministry to those whom they know who are grieving.
A Book that Helps You See You are not alone Mar 31, 2004
I have bought copies of this book to give to friends who have lost a child because this was so helpful when I lost my daughter. It explains without preaching the process of grief...it allows you to be a part of a community who knows your pain without telling you how you should feel. It gives additional reading as well. It is short and doesn't waste your time when you don't want to read ...but the pain is so great you need to know what to do.