Through a Season of Grief

Devotions for Your Journey from Mourning to Joy

Author: Bill Dunn,Kathy Leonard

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418578266

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've discovered that few people understand the deep hurt you feel. Where do you turn for daily comfort and help? Where do you find the tools to move forward? Through a Season of Grief is the first 365-day devotional designed to support and uplift you in the first, most difficult year of bereavement. These devotions offer biblical comfort and practical teaching that will enable you to take steps forward each day toward healing. You will better understand the grieving process and will receive needed encouragement along the way. More than thirty respected Christian professionals – including Kay Arthur, Jack Hayford, Elisabeth Elliot, Norman Wright, Barbara Johnson, and Luis Palau – share their insights on how to walk through the devastation of grief toward wholeness and hope. You will also hear from people like you who have lost a loved one and have found God's healing presence in the midst of despair. This unique devotional is based on GriefShare®, a national grief recovery support group program that has helped more than 100,000 families.

Through a Season of Grief

Devotions for Your Journey from Mourning to Joy

Author: Bill Dunn,Kathy Leonard

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785260141

Category: Religion

Page: 388

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Finding the right words to communicate sympathy to a friend who is grieving is one of the most difficult tasks we face. What do you give when a card or a casserole isn't enough? Deep loss-that of a spouse, parent, child, or close friend-is addressed in a number of books. But Through a Season of Grief, a GriefShare devotional, is devoted to those who are mourning a loss. Grieving is a process that is managed over time. As a gift, this 365-day devotional, the first of its kind, ministers beyond the initial loss and into the coming year of bereavement. Full of biblical comfort and psychologically sound advice, the book features insights from well-known and respected Christian leaders such as Kay Arthur, Larry Crabb, and Jack Hayford.

Grieving with Hope

Finding Comfort as You Journey Through Loss

Author: Samuel J IV Hodges,Kathy Leonard

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 0801014239

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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Drawing on the successful national recovery program GriefShare, grief experts offer practical direction and hope in the face of loss.

Experiencing Grief

Author: H. Norman Wright

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 080543092X

Category: Religion

Page: 92

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Written for the person who has just experienced loss, this brief but powerful book leads readers through the five stages of grief to a peaceful, more mature faith. Original.

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

A Devotional of Hope

Author: Kathe Wunnenberg

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310862345

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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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.

Hope for an Aching Heart

Uplifting Devotions for Widows

Author: Margaret Nyman

Publisher: Discovery House

ISBN: 1572938501

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Women who are facing the reality of widowhood are often connected by a common thread of grief and uncertainty. Hope for an Aching Heart offers encouragement to help readers handle the challenges of each day with God’s grace. Sharing from a widow’s heart, the author weaves personal stories, Scripture, and prayers into 60 days of inspirational thoughts that motivate readers to draw closer to God. This heartfelt and engaging devotional helps to broaden women’s understanding of the depth of God’s love, His tender care, and His promise to always be with them.

Everyday Comfort

Meditations for Seasons of Grief

Author: Randy Becton

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441202499

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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People who are mourning the loss of a dear friend or beloved family member often feel alone, abandoned, and helpless. And those who want to comfort them can feel inadequate and at a loss for words. In Everyday Comfort grievers will find thirty daily devotions to help them through their heartache. Respecting the griever's anguish and emotional turmoil, these devotions avoid platitudes and offer genuine empathy and wisdom. Subjects like recovery, facing death, normal grief and abnormal grief, and using the Psalms daily will help those who grieve examine the path through despair and take the next steps toward living life again.

Reflections of a Grieving Spouse

The Unexpected Journey from Loss to Renewed Hope

Author: H. Norman Wright

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736933999

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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When author and counselor H. Norman Wright's beloved wife, Joyce, passed away, he grieved the loss of his partner and the life they shared. Even in his state of sorrow, he knew he had to find a way to live without Joyce, to forge a hopeful path, and to move forward in God's grace and strength. With vulnerability and emotional insight, Norm shares from his deeply personal journey and illuminates the way back to living when someone you love is gone. Readers who have lost their spouse will discover support and guidance as they work through anger, including anger at God, to ease toward God's peace move away from denial and "what ifs"to move forward allow memories to provide comfort without getting stuck in the past create a healthy new, daily routine to care for themselves turn their new identity and life over to God's leading and mercy This tender and inspirational book will help any reader who is grieving or who is walking alongside a grieving friend.

Comfort for the Day

Living Through the Seasons of Grief

Author: Steve Nicola,Karen Nicola

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449718817

Category: Self-Help

Page: 158

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Your heart is crushed. Finding it even difficult to breathe, you wake up to the reality that someone you treasure is gone. Death has stolen your loved one from your arms. Now the seemingly insurmountable difficult work of living through grief begins. Is there anything that can soothe this overwhelming ache? Is there a safe place for the anger? Will depression become a constant companion? Does the painful malaise last forever? How can I just get through the day? Comfort for the Day offers a personalized grief recovery experience, drawn from the source of all comfort– God. His Word will become a guide and friend as the reader lives through the confusing and painful seasons of grief. Comfort for the Day is what each grieving heart longs for. Used either as a gift for the bereave d or for your own personal needs, Comfort for the Day brings real help for really hurting people.

Getting Through the Night: Finding Your Way After the Loss of a Loved One

Author: Eugenia Price

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0804150826

Category: Self-Help

Page: 96

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Eugenia Price, one of our most beloved inspirational writers, offers this simply written yet profoundly valuable book for anyone struggling through the loss of a loved one. She writes that the healing process comes first from the knowledge that accepting the loss does not mean we stop missing our loved one. It does mean that through God's strength we can one day learn to live again in the morning light....

Grace for the Widow

A Journey Through the Fog of Loss

Author: Joyce Rogers

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805448462

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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Joyce Rogers, a recently widowed, highly respected woman of faith, helps others with profound and practical tips on how to weather the pain of loss and see God's plan for the future.

Surviving the Loss of a Child

Support for Grieving Parents

Author: Elizabeth B. Brown

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441207371

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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Nothing can steal peace and joy and undermine the very foundation of someone's life like losing a child. It is devastating on a level that most of us can't imagine. Written after the loss of the author's own child, Surviving the Loss of a Child offers encouragement and hope to those who may think they will never be able to live fully after such tragedy. Bereaved parents, as well as friends, counselors, pastors, and caregivers, will find this book a source of comfort and discover coping mechanisms as they move through their grief. Revised and updated, it has short chapters that are easy to take in, perfect for people going through this difficult time.

Grieving God's Way

The Path to Lasting Hope and Healing

Author: Margaret Brownley

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0849949998

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The loss of a loved one is devastating, and the grief that follows is often crippling. While modern Western culture has adopted an aren't-you-over-it-yet? attitude toward death and the grief it brings, the grieving process can take years. Weeks and months go by with no visible improvement. We might even wonder if God has forsaken us. Then one day it happens: We laugh. We feel connnected, restless, maybe even hopeful. We're no longer consumed by our loss, and our thoughts turn outward. These are the first signs of healing. Though the tendency in our fast-paced society is to suppress our grief or ignore it all together, Grieving God's Way inspires a different course of action. In this 90-day devotional Margaret Brownley provides the framework for a methodical grieving process that follows God's plan. Grieving God's way requires us to trust that He will lead us through the darkness, heal our pain, take away our weariness, and fill our hearts with hope, peace, and new purpose. From defining what grief is to validating its importance, Brownley gives us the components necessary to find God within our sorrow and grieve with Him. Divided into four sections, Grieving God's Way offers insight into healing our grieving body, soul, heart, and spirit. Infused with scriptures and inspirational haiku by Diantha Ain, this book motivates us to shift our grieving from man's way to God's way. . . slow and often invisible but with truly amazing results. So how long does it take to grieve? As long as it takes God to heal.

Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love

Daily Meditations to Help You Through the Grieving Process

Author: Raymond R Mitsch,Lynn Brookside

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441225463

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Few losses are as painful as the death of someone close. 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 and uncertainty; understand the cycles 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. A series of thoughtful daily devotions, Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love shares wisdom, insight, and comfort that will help you through and beyond your grief.

A Season of Grief

A Comforting Companion for Difficult Days

Author: Ann Dawson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780877939788

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 223

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Poignant, inspiring, and encouraging reflections for those who grieve from one who has been there. For Ann Dawson, her "season of grief" came with the death of her 18-year-old son, Andrew, who was killed in a car accident the summer after his high school graduation. As she sought to find meaning in the senselessness of her son's death, Ann looked to the words of others who had grieved the loss of a loved one. In reading numerous books, she came to realize she was not alone in her sorrow, that others had walked this path of grief and transcended the pain. Now in A Season of Grief, she shares this realization with others. This book is a remarkable collection of quotations, personal reflections, and prayers intended for those who find themselves in their own "season of grief." The insights and stories from Ann's own experience are carefully placed along side the comforting and often inspiring words of writers like C.S. Lewis and Kahlil Gibran. Whether you've lost a child, a spouse, a parent, or a friend, A Season of Grief promises to be a comforting companion in the difficult days ahead.

Let Me Grieve, But Not Forever

Author: Verdell Davis

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418516147

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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On June 28, 1987, four Dallas-based Christian leaders were killed in an airplane crash as they were returning from a Focus on the Family retreat in Montana: George L. Clark, chairman of the board and CEO of MBank; Dr. Trevor E. Mabery, a surgeon who helped found Humana Hospital-Medical City; Hugo W. Schoelkopf III, an entrepreneur and sporting goods manufacturer; and Creath Davis, founder and director of Christian Concern Foundation. Among the losses their families shared, Creath's wife, Verdell, also lost part of her identity: No longer was she a pastor's wife, and no longer was she sure what she believed. This deeply moving book, gleaned from parts of journals that she kept during the loss of her husband, offers a source of hope and healing for anyone experiencing grief. With remarkable honesty, courage, and generosity, she shares how to examine grief and ultimately find healing in the process.

The Empty Chair

Handling Grief on Holidays and Special Occasions

Author: Susan J. R.N. Zonnebelt-Smeenge, Ed.D,Robert C. De Vries

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1585582026

Category: Self-Help

Page: 96

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Losing a loved one--whether a spouse, parent, child, sibling, or friend--leaves people feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. Holidays and other special occasions seem to intensify the pain. Whether the occasion is Christmas or Easter, a birthday or anniversary, these celebrations force the bereaved to again face the reality of a loved one's absence. Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge and Robert C. De Vries know firsthand the sorrow of bereavement: Both lost a spouse. Yet as they faced their pain and gleaned insights from their professions--Susan is a psychologist, Robert, a minister--they found renewed richness on special days that once brought heartache. In The Empty Chair, the authors share a comforting blend of emotional support, spiritual guidance, and personal experience to help readers honor their loved one on important days. Those who support the bereaved--mental-health professionals, pastors, funeral home staff, and others--will also appreciate this book for its reflective yet practical approach.

Roses in December

Comfort for the Grieving Heart

Author: Marilyn Willett Heavilin

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736939512

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Used for years by individuals, grief counselors, and support groups, Roses in December has helped readers understand the grieving process, support family members, give insight into sibling grief, and maintain their marriages during difficult times. This newly revised edition offers the same compassion and encouragement plus chapters on losing loved ones under special circumstances, such as suicide and AIDS. With deep empathy, Marilyn helps those who are grieving find God’s comfort. Having lost three sons, she knows the tremendous sorrows and struggles that come with the death of loved ones. Yet she shares how even in the winters of our lives God provides roses--special occasions, special people, and special memories--to give us strength and draw close to Him.

Life After the Death of My Son

What I'm Learning

Author: Dennis L. Apple

Publisher: Beacon Hill Press

ISBN: 9780834123656

Category: Religion

Page: 187

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Shares a glimpse of the unspeakable pain, helplessness, frustration, and eventual healing that the author and his wife experienced since losing their son, offering comfort and connection to those walking similar paths. Original.