Turning To God To Get Through Grief

Author: Linus Mundy
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 149767865X
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“It will take a miracle to get me through this loss.” That is the sentiment of many who are experiencing the deep pangs of grief. And so it is that the chapters of this little booklet point to God, the Miracle Worker, for grief relief.

Awakening From Grief

Author: John E. Welshons
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781930722187
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A counselor explains how to transform grief into a growth experience, offering a primer for surviving tragic loss that focuses on grief as an invitation to life-deepening experiences.

Getting Your Breath Back After Life Knocks It Out Of You

Author: K.B.H. Niles
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449725600
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Is anyone crying for help? God is listening, ready to rescue you. If your heart is broken, you'll find God right there; if you're kicked in the gut, he'll help you catch your breath. ~Psalm 34:17–18, The Message translation Has grief knocked your breath out of you? Everybody experiences grief, loss, and life challenges throughout their lives. Most are unprepared for their grief and the impact it will have. Grief is brutal and has a way of making you feel as though everything good in your life is slowly being crushed, leaving you gasping for air. Although painful to experience, grief is one of the most powerful teachers you can learn from. When one goes through grief or loss, the invaluable opportunity to understand, love, and know God better immediately begins—He is the key to creating a fuller, more purposeful life in spite of grief. In Getting Your Breath Back After Life Knocks It Out of You, K.B.H. Niles transparently shares her experiences with grief and loss. She reveals how her relationship with God helped her grieve multiple deaths, including the deaths of her sister, father, and grandparents, after she found God in the midst of her pain. How do you get your breath back after life knocks it out of you? K.B.H. Niles explains key "oxygens" God revealed to her as she studied His Word during times of intense grief. In Getting Your Breath Back After Life Knocks It Out of You, you will find how to: • Develop a treasured relationship with God • Regain your faith and hope • Resolve bitterness, guilt, and regrets • Find the encouragement you need during grief • Understand the importance of relationships • Value God's time through grief and life • Realize the importance of grieving in your own unique way • Develop gratefulness, thankfulness, and praise • Experience wellness, traditions, and enjoyment • Create a fuller, more purposeful life

Grieving Forward

Author: Susan Duke
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 0446562289
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A mother addresses the issues of grieving in a poignant and personal journey toward healing.

A Grief Observed

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 006065273X
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Written with love, humility, and faith, this brief but poignant volume was first published in 1961 and concerns the death of C. S. Lewis's wife, the American-born poet Joy Davidman. In her introduction to this new edition, Madeleine L'Engle writes: "I am grateful to Lewis for having the courage to yell, to doubt, to kick at God in angry violence. This is a part of a healthy grief which is not often encouraged. It is helpful indeed that C. S. Lewis, who has been such a successful apologist for Christianity, should have the courage to admit doubt about what he has so superbly proclaimed. It gives us permission to admit our own doubts, our own angers and anguishes, and to know that they are part of the soul's growth." Written in longhand in notebooks that Lewis found in his home, A Grief Observed probes the "mad midnight moments" of Lewis's mourning and loss, moments in which he questioned what he had previously believed about life and death, marriage, and even God. Indecision and self-pity assailed Lewis. "We are under the harrow and can't escape," he writes. "I know that the thing I want is exactly the thing I can never get. The old life, the jokes, the drinks, the arguments, the lovemaking, the tiny, heartbreaking commonplace." Writing A Grief Observed as "a defense against total collapse, a safety valve," he came to recognize that "bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love." Lewis writes his statement of faith with precision, humor, and grace. Yet neither is Lewis reluctant to confess his continuing doubts and his awareness of his own human frailty. This is precisely the quality which suggests that A Grief Observed may become "among the great devotional books of our age."

When The One You Love Is Gone

Author: Rebekah L. Miles
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426756135
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When a loved one dies, you don’t get over it, but you can move on. The bad news is that we never fully “get over” the loss of those we hold most dear; we bear those scars to the grave. The good news is that God is at work in us turning our loss and pain into something beautiful. God can take the scars and the mess and the heartache of our lives-- yours and mine-- and use it to give new life, new life to us and new life to others. God is not in the business of zapping our loved ones and stealing them away from us. But in a world where death waits for every person, God stands ready. God stands ready to receive our beloved dead as they cross over; and God stands ready to guide us through the saddest days, to walk with us through our grief, and to take us into places we never could have imagined places of hope and renewal. If God could take a cross and broken body and make of them redemption, God can take your pain and heartache and fashion them into new life. This book is composed of the reflections that point to broader lessons that will help those who find themselves passing through grief, as well as the pastors, counselors, and friends whose job is to accompany the traveler.

Traveling Through Grief

Author: Susan J. R.N. Zonnebelt-Smeenge, Ed.D
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781585585298
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When a loved one dies it can seem like life will never be normal again. The world can become a blur of flowers, relatives, cards, and well-meaning visitors; and the griever may feel that he or she cannot come up for air. But there is normalcy after death, say authors Zonnebelt-Smeenge and De Vries; it just takes some time--and help--to get there. Traveling through Grief takes readers on the journey toward life after death, focusing on five common tasks of grief: accepting the reality of death, embracing all the emotions associated with death, storing memories, separating oneself from the deceased, and reinvesting fully in one's own life. This book is the perfect gift for a grieving friend or tool for a loved one in need.

Missing Andy

Author: Lori A. Moore
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1615669485
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In her latest book, Missing Andy: The Journey from Grief to Joy, author Lori A. Moore explains how to view the loss of a loved one as a celebration instead of a final event. After unexpectedly losing her ex-husband, who was also her best friend, due to a fatal blood clot, Lori found herself lost and numb, but working her way through the five stages of grief helped her rediscover true happiness. Now, Lori writes about her experiences to help those dealing with grief come to a place of understanding and acceptance. Take this journey with Lori and find out how Missing Andy furthered her relationship with God and showed her how to truly live again. Come out of a place of inconsolable sadness and discover the joy that can only be found through Christ Jesus. 'Missing Andy is a great example of how faith in Christ heals believers through the grief process.' Bill Womack, Southeast Christian Church member

Good Vs Evil Overcoming Degradation Through The Love And Brilliance Of God

Author: Jerry Davis
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781477224045
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Book One may appear to be a little scary to read because it takes you into evil and the destruction of lives. Far too many people won’t begin to take a look. What mankind doesn’t recognize from afar is that he has been in agreement with many of the lies being perpetuated, through the deceitfulness of evil and his lack a awareness. He managed to get himself in, and now he must fully participate in getting himself out. The good news is Book Two is providing the help necessary to bring you out. It’s giving you the map, and the access to understanding that which will help to set yourself free. You will find you cannot do all of it alone. The life of Jesus Christ is being utilized in Book Two as our ultimate leader, teacher, and guide. You will want to understand the heart, courage and genius which was developed Him from living His life in faith. The attributes of Jesus can and should be studied and duplicated. His teachings are aptly quoted to illustrate various results of life; and provide oppositions of thought to counter the mechanics of evil being levied against us through the minds of the self. Jesus gave us His teachings, examples and demonstrations over two thousand years ago. Mankind has made progress since then in maintaining his sanity and integrity, but our progress has not proven, to me, to be enough. Look closely at people and their problems and you will see that far too many people are living with way too much pain and fear. And we all hear stories of good religious people who experience a fall as they become subject to sinning. Yes, we are all sinners but much of the sinning we do is because we do not greatly understand! The mechanics of evil and the thousands of approaches Satan has to engage a man, are often overwhelming! I look at our world today and can see the many compulsions at work in the minds of men in mass, and I’m genuinely concerned. Man doesn’t begin to understand the size, complexity, and scope of all that he is up against in our world as it is. We’ve all heard of Satan, and most of us will acknowledge he is there to damage our life, but generally that’s as far as our knowledge of him goes. It is our ignorance of him that make us most vulnerable. When we don’t recognize the decisions we make are in league with supporting his working mechanics in pain, then we don’t have much of a chance. We need to become enlightened in order to be protective of our souls, which is the basis and design of book number three. Book Two has two agendas which I continue to present throughout. I continue to show the reader the ongoing dilemmas he has to contend with through the cunning and deceit of evil in full cooperation with the six major steps of the longest and greatest lie ever told. Various aspects of the lie are a part of each one of us, and the lies will literally have to be removed. This will take a lot of time and hard work. While you will be steadily at work getting to the truth, I will continue to show the you the things you will need to actively involve yourself in, in order to bring yourself out. There are no easy solutions, and there is little gain to be made without the accommodation of some pain. But the pain will be tolerable and the end will remain as a blessing in your sights! You have the Trinity of God working within you through your deep and deliberate breathing. You have scriptures of truth to be studied at your disposal, and you will have the blessings of your memorized prayer. You have the love, faith and forgiveness of God working within your essence of being. You will be learning to let go and trust in God. The more you learn to love them as the Trinity, the more you will grow in faith. And as Jesus told us, It is from faith, God will make us well.