Written within a Christian context, this booklet looks at the impact of grief and loss and explores key stepping stones to help the reader navigate the tricky waters of bereavement.
Author Louise Morse says:
"We have remedies for many of our ills, both physical and mental. We have pills for anxiety and depression, but nothing that really lessens grief. So although everyone on earth will know grief at some time, most of us are ill-equipped to deal with it. Grief is uniquely personal to each person and we experience it in millions of different ways.
At the time of writing, July 2020, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, we are seeing a tsunami of grief. Globally, there have been over half a million deaths due to Covid-19. In the relatively small, densely populated United Kingdom, it has almost created an echo chamber of grief.
The aim of the booklet is to give an understanding of what grief is, how it affects us, and how we can live through it. Sometimes grief is so intense, with such strange and unexpected symptoms that it makes us feel different to everyone else around us. Having the right information tells us that our reactions are normal. We need to acknowledge, too, that other deep losses cause sorrow and loss, as well as bereavement.
Although each case is different, we learn from other people’s experiences. We gain hope from their stories."
You can also download a digital copy here for free.
What people say about this book:
"This deals with the emotional and spiritual impacts of bereavement in a way that will help many people."
- Rev Roger Hitchings, Swindon
"This gives details of practical ways of coping within a Christian framework, that will help everybody."
- Rev Carol Taplin, Chaplaincy Manager, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
"Thankyou for bringing me this comfort in a time of need."
"It covers grieving very thoroughly. It will help church leaders and people in pastoral ministries, as well as individuals. It should be distributed to Bible colleges."
- Dr Ruth Bullivant, Christian Psychotherapist