Sooner or later, we all face a dark journey - the passage through grief. Written to encourage anybody who's recently endured a loss, this brief, powerful book leads readers through five essential stages: shock, rage, despair, release, and finally peace. A thoughtful gift in lieu of a sympathy card. Paperback.
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5 months ago I endured a significant loss and as you can imagine, I am having a hard time. I did not give the word "grief" to the process I am going through until recently and realized that what I was going through would occur over a protracted period of time. This book helps to let you know a few things; that you are normal and not loosing your mind, that this is a normal process given a loss, each person grieves in different ways and lengths of time and the characteristics of the process. While it's focus is the death of a loved one, the concepts apply to any loss. My advice to anyone grieving is to allow it to occur; don't put on a happy face or act like there is nothing wrong to make others around you comfortable. You will hurt and it will ebb and flow but over time it will become less intense and you will move toward wellness. God bless....
I have been leading a GriefShare group for several years and have found this book to be an excellent companion resource that I purchase and give to those attending. Norman Wright is a compassionate communicator of Biblical wisdom on grief. The chapters are short enough that someone in grief doesn't feel overwhelmed reading it while providing a tremendous amount of help. If you have lost someone you loved, this book will provide helpful Biblically based counsel.
This book deals with the Christian perspective of grief without being preachy. I have used Dr Wright's book on Crisis & Trauma counseling and "Experiencing Grief" is a good companion to it. I would highly recommend "Experiencing Grief" to anyone who has experienced a loss in their lives.
Norm Wright covers the grief process thoroughly. His approach to every angle of grief is refreshing in that 'someone does understand what I am going through,' and is able to shed the light of understanding and encouragement. This little book is written in a format where it could be used as a type of devotional or daily reading for someone who is experiencing grief. The chapters are short and to the point.
I purchased this for someone whose husband recently passed away. I did not give it a thorough read but I saw enough in it that I was satisfied it would be excellent material for a grieving young woman. I am hoping this book will draw her to the Savior, Jesus Christ.
This book was exceptionally helpful in detailing the complexities of journeying through grief. Wright clearly and gently explains what to expect throughout the grieving process and reminds us at every turn, to embrace the experience with the assurance that you're not alone or strange. I especially liked the occasional insertion of poems and prayers for those who are mourning. I was very impressed with this guide and I will recommend it to others in the future.
When I found this book and read it, I knew right away I wanted to share it with others who were experiencing significant losses in their lives. I do purchase and give this booklet now because it is easy to read, comforting and so very accurate in describing the grief process.
This book gives you a nice summary of what you may expect to encounter/experience when you lose a loved one. It's clear and concise. It lets you know that what you're experiencing is a part of your own individual grief journey. The path of everyone's journey is different, but this book gives you some road signs to look for and some ideas for comfort and support. I found it so helpful that I give it to everyone that I know who is grieving.
I have used this booklet in my grief meetings and the feed back I get from those in need tells me that it is effictive. It covers the subject's using short chapters that are easly read as well as easly understandable.
This book is written by one of the best grief counselors. It is small, therefore not overwhelming, with 25 short chapters. Just enough to read and think about. I buy in bulk to give when I know a person has experienced the death of someone close to them.
Since my husband died last year, I have read at least ten books on grief and the grieving process. I would rate EXPERIENCING GRIEF by H. Norman Wright as the most helpful. It is a small book with short chapters but addresses topics in a way I have not encountered before. He gives a measuring stick for evaluating how you are progressing toward healing, and I found his insights both right on and hopeful.
It provided me a degree of comfort after the sudden death of my son. It validated what I was feeling and gave me insight in to the future. I ordered multiple copies and have already given out some to people who are grieving. It is just the right size to enclose in a large sympathy card.