Item description for Grieving the Loss of a Loved One: A Devotional of Hope by Kathe Wunnenberg...
Overview Designed for adult readers of all ages and stages in the grieving process, this devotional companion is written sensitively by an author who suffered great loss herself. Sixty devotions cover the many stages of grieving, including times it particularly can be painful.
Publishers Description Death is an inevitable and constant part of life, yet those who grieve often feel misunderstood and alone in their journey, says Kathe Wunnenberg, author of Grieving the Loss of a Loved One. This compassionate book acts as a daily devotional companion to hurting people. Designed for adult readers of all ages and stages in the grieving process, it is sensitively written by an author who suffered three miscarriages and the death of an infant son. She knows from firsthand experience that there are no easy answers for those who mourn. Sixty devotions cover the many stages of grieving, including readings for holidays, birthdays, and special occasions, when grief can be particularly painful. Readers will walk away from the short thematic devotions and feel validated, connected to someone who knows how they truly feel, and with renewed hope in God. Friends and family members who sincerely want to help the grieving can give this book as a meaningful, beneficial expression of their love and concern.
Community Description Grieving the Loss of a Loved One is a collection of devotions especially for you during your time of sorrow. Each devotion includes a Scripture passage, a prayer, and space for journaling. There are also special readings for holidays, birthdays, and special occasions.
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Citations And Professional Reviews Grieving the Loss of a Loved One: A Devotional of Hope by Kathe Wunnenberg has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 01/31/2000 page 102
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.87 lbs.
Release Date Feb 6, 2000
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 031022778X ISBN13 9780310227786 UPC 025986227784
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More About Kathe Wunnenberg
Kathe Wunnenberg is the founder and president of Hopelifters Unlimited. She is a speaker, writer, leader, and connector known for her ability to offer creative solutions for real life problems. The author of Grieving the Loss of a Loved One and Grieving the Child I Never Knew, Kathe lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her family. Connect with Kathe at www.hopelifters.com
Kathe Wunnenberg currently resides in Phoenix, in the state of Arizona.
Reviews - What do customers think about Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One-Softcover?
Greiving the Loss of a Loved One Jan 9, 2007
I purchased this for my partner who lost her sister and I was not aware from the reviews as to the religious nature of this book. So, I wasn't particularly happy with it.
A great help!! Aug 28, 2001
What I appreciate most about this book is the author's honesty and candid writing. Because she too has suffered, she can relate to the reader's feelings of denial, grief and loss. Each entry is comforting, thought provoking, and will allow you to go at your own pace. I read some things more than once and skipped around, too, to whatever was appropriate for how I felt at the time. A must have if you have lost a loved one, or know someone who is dealing with this situation. It's just like talking to a good friend.
Feast for Survival!! Nov 11, 2000
I am barely surviving the loss of my mother to cancer last Spring as well as additional grief that has surfaced from past unresolved, amibiguous losses and a currently strained marriage. This is the forth or fifth book I have read in the past month on bereavement, none of which escaped the "clinical" third person approach to grief keeping this deeply human experience merely at the level of the intellect. As a survivor herself of deep loss, Kathe reveals the process deep beneath the outer layers of shock, denial, sadness, etc. Her words are forcing me from the shadows of personal loss and betrayal into realm of healing as I confront my true emotions, not the least of which is anger, pain from the past and anxiety about the future. I am filling every line meant for personal journalling with the truth of my personal journey. I will be buying several more for others in the process themselves.
I am the author of this book. Jun 22, 2000
I grew up in a small rural town in the midwest and always enjoyed writing. As a child, I used to dream about becoming an author so that I could encourage people I would never meet...but I NEVER planned that my first book would be about grief, but it is. I wrote Grieving The Loss of A Loved One as a fellow-griever still in the journey of losing my three children through miscarriage and an infant son, being married to a man who lost both of his parents as a child and out of the pain of experiencing many other life losses.
After my son died, I went to the bookstore and found (and read) many good books about grief (I list several of them in the back of my book) but I yearned for a book that would give me permission to grieve, be a companion in my journey and include a Scripture, short reading, prayer, and place to journal my thoughts and feelings. I searched but didn't find this book, so I wrote it.
Although my loss may be different than yours and I may not understand exactly how you feel, I can relate to some of your pain. I encourage you, the reader,to think of my book as a personal friend with whom you can laugh, cry,vent, question and share your deepest thoughts and feelings. Think of the table of contents as a compass and choose the section that best meets your needs: Denying, Venting, Questioning, Bargaining, Crying, Surrendering, Accepting, Praising, Being, Celebrating, Relating or Living. Each section contains five short readings and carry the theme of "being on a journey" throughout the book.
I also created a special readings for special days section to point you to specific devotions to read on birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and special events when the pain of losing your loved one can trigger your memory and emotions.
Sooner or later you will suffer the loss of someone you love. It may be a parent, child, spouse, friend, or co-worker. When that time comes for you or others you know, I pray my book will be a comforting companion of hope that points you to the One who understands and can heal your hurts.
I would love to hear from you! E-mail me at email@example.com
Kathe Wunnenberg, Author, Grieving The Loss of a Loved One, A Devotional Companion
A Valuable Gift Mar 7, 2000
When you are at a loss to communicate, much less comfort a friend who has experienced a death, this book can speak for you! Consider giving it as a gift, more personal and more everlasting than flowers. If you have lost a loved one, take this book as your own companion to help you move through your grief. Someone who understands is waiting in this book to support your journey. It will help.