Item description for When People Grieve: The Power of Love in the Midst of Pain by Paula D'Arcy...
Overview We all suffer losses in life and yet grieving, and supporting those in pain can be a touchy, confusing prospect. D'Arcy's compassionate guidance, gleaned from her own experience of tragic loss, will help you comfort the bereaved and nurture the healing process.
Publishers Description "When People Grieve" offers guidance for some of the hardest moments of our lives. Caring for those facing the death of a loved one can be a challenging labor of love. This helpful book offers guidance that every counselor or friend of the bereaved should have. An internationally renowned expert on grief counseling, D'Arcy draws on her own experience of the loss of her husband and daughter. She distills the wisdom that she gained through the process of grieving and shares insights that inspired her to heal and grow in the face of tremendously difficult life lessons. When People Grieve is full of practical suggestions with sections on specific ways to help, thoughtful visiting, and things not to say. Chapters on the patterns of grief illuminate the work of mourning and teach patience with the process. D'Arcy also explores the many ways in which grief can manifest such as anger, withdrawal, need to control, and guilt. This book is a compassionate road map for the bereaved and guides us with a deep understanding of what people need as they move through loss.
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Studio: The Crossroad Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.64" Width: 5.22" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.36 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher The Crossroad Publishing Company
ISBN 0824523393 ISBN13 9780824523398
Availability 49 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 04:39.
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More About Paula D'Arcy
Paula D Arcy, author ("Song for Sarah," "The Divine Spark," "Gift of the Red Bird") and retreat leader, travels widely in the United States and abroad. Her work includes workshops and retreats related to spirituality, writing, women s gatherings, (including women s initiation and rites of passage), and creating venues where men and women experience an opening of the heart and a change in their way of being in the world. She is also founder of Red Bird Foundation, and serves as adjunct faculty at Oblate School of Theology and Seton Cove Spirituality Center, in Texas."
Paula D'Arcy currently resides in Kerriville, in the state of Texas. Paula D'Arcy was born in 1947.
Reviews - What do customers think about When People Grieve: The Power of Love in the Midst of Pain?
Great book to read and to share. May 9, 2008
As I've come to expect, Paula D'Arcy is exceedingly clear and very helpful. This is a great book to read NOW to help prepare for the inevitable---understanding grief when it occurs. Paula does very well with combining the practical and the spiritual...two inseparable aspects of grieving. This book is good for understanding in advance what the grieving process looks like, understanding the stages, moods and behavior of one who is grieving, knowing what is and WHAT IS NOT helpful when walking through grief with another, and FOR THE ONE WHO IS GRIEVING, themself, to understand what is a "normal" part of this delicate process. One of the things I like the most about Paula D'Arcy's sharing is the hope she communicates as she observes what wonderful things can come out of the processes of everyday life when we are willing to allow God's design to take shape in us. Although we rarely (willingly) choose painful experiences, some of the most beautiful growth and insights only come about through the most painful episodes in life. In Catholic terms, it is the Paschal mystery...death must precede resurrection, and resurrection brings about something more powerful and beautiful than what existed before the pain and death.
Power of Love is Right On Jun 21, 2007
What a wonderful, loving guide for those who grieve and/or those who are close to the bereaved. Especially if you are close to someone who has suffered deep loss, this book is an amazing life line to help you understand the grieving process and how to love and help your friends during a difficult time. Highly recommended. Quick read, but absolutely packed full of loving - yet practical - insight and advice.
A must have for you, family & friends Apr 8, 2007
This book was suggested by other grieving parents. It was nice to read that I wasn't going crazy. It is wonderful to pass it on to family and friends, so that if they want to help they're given some pointers.