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Beautiful and touching,
This review is from: Words of Comfort for Times of Loss: Help and Hope When You're Grieving (Hardcover)
At the age of 28, Liz Allison lost her husband, NASCAR driver Davey Allison, in a helicopter crash and was left to raise her two young children alone. Cecil Murphey lost his father and older brother within days of each other and lost three other family members in the next 18 months after that. Several years ago, his son-in-law died when Cec's house burned down. The authors of this book know grief. They know loss. They know the healing process.
In writing "Words of Comfort for Times of Loss," it's clear that the authors understand the needs of a grieving person. How is this clear? They've put together a book that's small and short with short chapters and peaceful pictures. A grieving person doesn't have time or energy to wade through a thick volume of the psychoanalysis of grief. Instead, the authors have constructed a useful tool for both the grieving and those who want to know how to help. The pocket size makes it perfect for giving as a gift, and it would be such a blessing to receive it in place of a sympathy card. There is a place inside the front cover to inscribe who it is to and from for gift giving.
The best part of this book is that it comes from the heart. The stories are real and emotions are genuine. It addresses the feelings that society doesn't allow the grieving to talk about and it allows the grieving person a voice for that which he or she cannot put into words. It's well-written and touching, and beautifully illustrated.
Note: I received a complimentary review copy of this book from the publicist, but my reviews are honest and unbiased.