Item description for Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love: Daily Meditations to Help You Through the Grieving Process by Raymond R. Mitsch & Lynn Brookside...
Overview In a series of thoughtful daily devotions, this book offers wisdom, insight, and comfort that will help hurting people through and beyond their grief. Ideal for those struggling with the death of a family member or close friend, as well as those trying to help others deal with the death of a loved one.
Publishers Description Few losses are as painful as the death of someone you love. No valley is as vast as grief, no journey as personal and life-changing. Compassionate and wise guides, Raymond Mitsch and Lynn Brookside, shine a light on the road through grief. They can help you endure the anguish; understand the stages of grief; sort through the emotions of anger, guilt, fear and depression; and face the God who allowed you to lose the one you love. This series of thoughtful daily devotions shares wisdom, insight and comfort that will help hurting people through and beyond their grief.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.56" Width: 4.58" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher GOSPEL LIGHT PUBLISHERS #9
ISBN 0830734368 ISBN13 9780830734368
Availability 0 units.
More About Raymond R. Mitsch & Lynn Brookside
Raymond R. Mitsch, PhD, is associate professor of psychology and the chair of the psychology department at Colorado Christian University. He has coauthored two daily devotionals and authored the book Nurturing Your Child's Potential. Lynn Brookside (d. 2012) was a freelance writer and counselor from California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Grieving The Loss Of Someone You Love?
Comprehensive Sep 10, 2006
Grief, whether parents, spouse, friend, is devastating and complicated. Finding "the right" comfort for the bereaved is challenging. However, this book is extremely helpful, no matter what circumstances. When my mother died, I was overwhelmed with fatigue, and unbelievable loss. A friend sent me this book. A chapter a day is manageable...and so I began my "journey." Some days I read and meditated on several chapters. At the end of 4 months, one day I woke up, feeling refreshed, and NOT FATIGUED any more! It was mind-boggling! Amazing. No one had prepared me for the physical stages of grief. This book does more than soothe the soul; it gives shared experiences in order to understand the deep process of grieving. I have given dozens (!) of copies of this book, to friends & family who are suffering and grieving!!
Not recommended for those who are not devout Christians. Apr 13, 2006
I have read several books on grief since my husband died four months ago at the age of 42. While this book has a few good comforting vignettes to share, the references to God in each chapter were not helpful. After the story of each person's grief, each chapter ends with a paragraph or two describing how to get through grief is to "trust in God". I found a much better book to be "Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul".
this book is God-sent! Mar 16, 2006
finally, i found TRUE company through this book! my husband was killed in iraq last year and i really had a difficult time recovering; some days i'm ok, some days i'm not.. but this book (among the 6 Grief books i bought) is by far the best one.. highly recommended!! it puts into words the things i couldn't seem to express fully because of the heaviness i feel.. it's only a page or two a day of reading, and it tackles almost all topics involved in the grieving process in a Christian perspective (there's no other guaranteed way than the Christian-perspective way, believe me). i don't think i still need the other books i bought, this one's enough to keep me going.. Stay blessed.
comforting and realistic Jul 19, 2005
Grief can be so confusing. So many people say that they know exactly how we feel, and yet we feel so alone in it. So many people offer their advice - everything from "express your anger" to "expect to be depressed for a whole year" to "just get over it already". Coupled with the many emotions we feel, it's no wonder we feel like we're going crazy! The quick little passages in this book are just short enough in this time when we have trouble concentrating. This little book is the only one that helped my daughter realize that everything she felt was normal, that she wasn't losing her mind. It gives simple and helpful advice.
Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love Mar 30, 2005
This book is a treasure. Not only did it help me, over and over, through my own grieving process for my husband, my mother and even for my animals, but also I have shared it with anyone else who is grieving. In fact, I have purchased and sent it to others upon their loss, even people I did not know personally. Whether I ever heard back from them or not (and I did not expect to), I know this book helped. Sooner or later, in the vignettes, you find yourself. It is then that you know that you are not alone in your grief, and that someone feels exactly as you do. Again, this book is a treasure. Thank God for it!