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Aftermath: Growing in Grace Through Grief Paperback – July 13, 2012
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I've always respected - and been impressed by a grandparent's words of wisdom . In the book, Grandpa Turnage's journal lines, written so many years ago, startled me into reevaluating how "Christian" or spiritual my home is. Turnage suggests that a lack of religious presence in the home may be the root of trouble in marriage and with children's behavior. I also liked her family's talk of finding a "raw edge" - just the tip of a great need. That would be a place to make a simple start for helping and serving...and healing.
My mom died young. A stronger faith might have helped me to be at peace with her absence sooner. But, too much spiritual talk made me uncomfortable when I was young - sometimes it still does. As a teen, this book may not have helped me, but I feel certain that Aftermath might help grieving adults to grow in faith and find serenity.
*Complimentary copy received for review, this does not affect my opinion in any way*
It's the grieving that many of us find difficult and confusing. Especially if our loved one lives far away or if our earlier relationship with the person wasn't all that great. But the grief comes to each of us in our own way and time. Aftermath: Growing in Grace Through Grief by Margaret McSweeney is a book you might want to pick up when the time comes. The book is partially excerpts of an earlier book by her mother, Carolyn Rhea and partially Margaret's processing of her own grief over the loss of her parents and brother--becoming an adult orphan. It sounds confusing. I wasn't sure she could pull it off, but she did - and well.
Aftermath is a comforting excursion through her grief process, organized around the Kubler-Ross five stages of grief - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.Read more ›
I found great comfort from the quote from C.S. Lewis about anger at God. I lost my own son last May and I found myself angry at my son for leaving and at God for taking him..
This book should be a reference book for anyone going through grief or when the feeling of loss return after the "time" for grief is over. Believe these emotions will return again and again.
I received this through Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are solely my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC's 16 CFR, Part 525 "Guide Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
I purchased several copies of this book for grieving loved ones and friends. Can't recommend it enough if you have lost your mother or someone significant in your life.
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"Aftermath: Growing in Grace through Grief" reaches out to people who are hurting over losing loved ones. Read morePublished on August 24, 2012 by Jill H.
Aftermath is a book written to aid people who are grieving the tragic loss of a love one. Many times we spend a tremendous amount of time asking why we had to lose them and why... Read morePublished on August 24, 2012 by Andrew Smith
Grief is a subject that is difficult to write about. One reason is that it's a sad subject. Second, some readers could become offended or turned off by it's content. Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by Annette
Are you grieving over the loss of a loved one? Do you know someone who is? If the answer to either question is yes, then I want to recommend this book to you. Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by LaTawnia Kintz
None of us wants to deal with grief and yet at some point in our lives all of us experience the deep sorrow that is grief. Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by Michele A. Gerrells
Aftermath is a very accurate word for learning how to grow into our new "normal." No one on the earth has been unaffected or untouched by grief, whether it is a personal... Read morePublished on August 16, 2012 by lighthouse88
Margaret McSweeney in her new book "Aftermath" published by New Hope Publishers gives us some thoughts for Growing in Grace Through Grief. Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by VicG