Category: Grief & Bereavement

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August 18th, 2015 by admin

Habits of Resilience: Learning to Live Fully in the Midst of Loss Book
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Habits of Resilience: Learning to Live Fully in the Midst of Loss

by: Twenty-Third Publications

Product rating: 5.0 with 5 reviews


When the unthinkable happens, how do we move on? How can we face the next ordinary day, when it seems nothing will ever be ordinary again? Certified chaplain Beryl Schewe has stood with hundreds of families and individuals at these heartbreaking yet defining moments. Her compassionate and tender stories take us into hushed waiting rooms, peaceful hospices, and hopeful candlelight vigils. We meet those in sorrow, denial, anger, contemplation, and healing. Through their stories, we learn 13 practices of resilience that can move us beyond our grief and toward a full, rich life. Regardless of our disposition, says Schewe, resilience is a skill that can be developed…strengthened and cultivated. Written for those who grieve as well as for caregivers and pastoral ministers, this powerfully insightful and practical book includes sections on decision making, speaking to the dying, helping children cope with loss, and the importance of community support. Reflection questions and a gentle, 21-day challenge make this book a sure companion for anyone who seeks healing, and for all who need to remember that love always triumphs over death.

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July 1st, 2015 by admin

Goodnight, Oscar Book
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Goodnight, Oscar

by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews


Goodnight Oscar is a sweet story about a young boy whose dog has died. This story will warm your heart and help your family discuss the loss of a pet.

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May 26th, 2015 by admin

Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service Book
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Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service

by: Little, Brown and Company

Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews


Kate Braestrup’s life was transformed by the loss of her husband; now Kate faces the possibility that she may lose her son.

As a young mother Kate Braestrup discovered the fierce protectiveness that accompanies parenthood. In the intervening years–through mourning her husband and the joy of remarriage and a blended family-Kate has absorbed the rewards and complications of that spirit.

But when her eldest son joins the Marines, Kate is at a crossroads: Can she reconcile her desire to protect her children with her family’s legacy of service? Can parents balance the joy of a child’s independence with the fear of letting go?

As Kate examines the twinned emotions of faith and fear-inspired by the families she meets as a chaplain and by her son’s journey towards purpose and familyhood-she learns that the threats we can’t predict will rip us apart and knit us together.

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