Item description for Safe Passage: Words to Help the Grieving by Molly Fumia...
The loss of a loved one can be devastating. Tens of thousands of people have taken grieving mother, writer, and grief expert Molly Fumia up on her offer of a helping hand through the process of grief and recovery. Her wisdom comes from personal experience, and her writing is at once universal and highly personal. In this new edition, Fumia has expanded her introduction, based on response to the book, plus added material on various relationship losses to several of the chapters. Through a series of contemplative meditations, Safe Passage helps readers through the stages of grief, from near disbelief and denial to acceptance and growth. Chapters including "Beginning," "Navigation," "Surrender," "Transformation," "Continuance," and "Connection" offer one map for a difficult journey. With moving and honest simplicity, readers are guided towards healing and hope. "On the path toward healing, I learned two surprising lessons," writes Molly Fumia in the Introduction. "The first is that grief in the most patient and persistent of all of life's companions. The second is that grief is an ancient, universal power that links all human beings together." Safe Passage is a compassionate and comforting companion, offering a steady hand through a dark voyage.
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Studio: Conari Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5" Height: 7.25" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2003
Publisher Conari Press
ISBN 1573249017 ISBN13 9781573249010 UPC 824297249016
Availability 0 units.
More About Molly Fumia
Molly Fumia holds a master's degree in theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. The author of "Honor Thy Children, Safe Passage", and "A Piece of My Heart", books on the transformative nature of grief, she lives with her husband and seven children in Los Gatos, California.
Molly Fumia currently resides in Los Gatos, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Safe Passage: Words to Help the Grieving?
Words for thought in grieving process Dec 21, 2008
This book gives you short passages that provide wisdom and hope to help you with grieving. I read one passage just about everyday. I lost my 20 year old son and my father in the same year and this book - even 6 years later - still gives me beautiful insight into living with grief. Many of the passages are so insightful that I feel they are speaking to me. I support this book so much that I buy it for friends who lose a loved one. I fully believe that reading it helps you heal and gives you hope.
No matter what your loss, this book will speak to you Oct 9, 2008
This the best book I have ever found on the subject of grieving - which we will all do at some point in our lives - most likely more than once. I have given this to people who have lost a loved one, endured the pain of saying good-bye to a beloved pet, waded thru the bewilderment of a broken relationship, etc. Molly has separated the book into 6 sections : Beginnings, Navigation, Surrender, Transformation, Continuance and Connection. Every page will have you saying "That's how I feel" From page 95 " Our inclination to subject tragedy to comparison threatens recognition of the universal experience, and more importantly, our freedom to feel. The magnitude of our loss is irrelevant and ultimately incalculable" When you feel you can't find the "right" words to comfort a friend, or distance separates you, send this book.
Very comforting book Jun 23, 2008
A friend of mine bought this book for me after my husband died of cancer. I felt as if my life had shattered into a million pieces (I was 8 months pregnant with our second child) and there was not much that gave me comfort. However, this book was the best grief book I read. It is not an outline of how you should feel, or what to do, it is simply a collection of quotes and thoughtful insights related to grief and loss. You can pick it up and put it down easily and the book moves through different emotions from the beginning to the end. I highly recommend it to anyone suffering from the loss of a loved one.
Comforting Jan 12, 2008
I found this book at the library after my mother died, and found it so comforting that I bought one for myself and one for each of my siblings.
Excellent! Dec 31, 2007
When my precious mother died of cancer, this book saved my life. All of my emotions were identified in this book and the way it is written is beautiful. I have read it at least three times and each time I am reminded that my feelings of grief and loss will never completely go away but neither will I allow them to consume me.