Losing a loved one is painful and overwhelming.
As a mother who has suffered with loss on many levels, Kathe Wunnenberg knows from firsthand experience that there are no easy answers for those who mourn. Her tender and comforting devotions will help you deal with your grief and find hope and strength in God.
Grieving the Loss of a Loved One is a devotional for those who know the acute heartache that accompanies loss. Using Scripture verses from multiple translations, these thoughtful devotions will help you walk through the stages of grief, as well as offer specific encouragement for holidays, birthdays, and special occasions, when grief can be particularly painful.
You will walk away from the short thematic devotions and feel validated and understood, and renewed hope in the God who promises to never leave you.
Visually, the book is beautiful. It is a hardcover, so won’t wear out easy. It has a dedication page on the inside so you could give it as a gift and write who you are giving it to, who it is from, and the date. It even has a ribbon to mark the pages, sort of like a bible.
Each section has a place for you to journal your own thoughts. The chapters follow the typical stages of grieving and cover denial, anger, questioning, bargaining, crying, acceptance, and living – just to name a few.
I love that the author put a page at the front titled “reading for special days or needs.” One thing that I think most people overlook is these “anniversary” days that are usually harder on someone than other days. There are times when grief will resurface, such as holidays, the loved one’s birthday, etc. It is important for someone who has lost someone to be aware that these days might be difficult and to prepare for them ahead of time so they aren’t blindsided by the onset of grief on these particular days.
I work with grief a lot, and plan to give this to someone who needs it.
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