Aftermath: Growing in Grace Through Grief
By Margaret McSweeney (New Hope Publishers, 2012)
Losing a loved one leaves the remaining ones feeling as if they are walking a desolate trail wrapped in tears and sadness. The path seems dark, lonely, and most of all, unknown.
Bursting with thirteen potentially life-transforming chapters, this book sheds a peace-filled ray of warm light on the blustery emotions of grief. The wonderfully named chapters in this book are: Grief Needs No Introduction, Shock, Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance, A Comfort Box, Handles for Helping, Footprints of Faith, Leaving a Legacy, Learning to Fly, and Grace in the Wilderness.
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Compiled with personal stories of the author, thought-provoking statements and inquiries, perception-changing insightful nuggets, encouraging words, and wonderful poems, this book is one that you will want to keep nearby to read small sections whenever you have a free moment. Traveling the rocky solitude journey of grief is a challenging one, but you are not alone because God is with you. This book would make a great addition to your personal library, as well as an excellent gift.
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