- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: B&H Books (January 15, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0805427457
- ISBN-13: 978-0805427455
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1 x 7.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 72 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Confessions of a Grieving Christian Hardcover – January 15, 2004
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Zig Ziglar is a talented author and speaker who, since 1970, has traveled over five million miles delivering his message of hope and enthusiasm. He has written twenty-three celebrated books on personal growth, leadership, sales, faith, family, and success.
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I cannot recommend Confessions of a Grieving Christian highly enough. Mr. Ziglar lays out steps he took trying to heal an almost impossible grief at the death of his firstborn, Suzan, taken unto God's bosom in her prime. It is beautifully written, rich with deep emotion and he shares the wealth of his big heart, his love of God, family and the world he lives in and contributes so much to. It is one of a few books I've seen lately that has a cover that announces its beauty and proceeds to open that beauty out like a blossoming rose. He helps heal as only one can who has deep and abiding faith, true belief and soul-deep trust in God.
Each chapter explores a phase of the grief experience, from the initial shock of losing someone you love to the wave of emotions that follow. Ziglar points out that people grieve differently and this is helpful in responding to family members who may express their emotions different from yours. He teaches the reader not "how to get over it" but rather how to live with grief. He says "No one is immune from the fact of grief. Grief is woven throughout the tapestry of life. " The most obvious form of grief is through death, and the more we love the more we grieve, according to Ziglar. Yet many people also grieve the loss of a marriage, loss of a home, loss of fertility or loss of ability through illness. It's crucial to recognize and acknowledge grief in ourselves and in others.
"If our departed ones could come back to us and tell us about their experiences with the Lord in heaven, I feel certain they would tell us three things. First, they would tell us to concentrate on the way they were when they were at their best in this life. Second, they would tell us to enjoy our lives to the fullest and choose to fill them with the best memories and experiences possible. Third, they would tell us to spend more time getting to know Christ better." Zig Ziglar, Confessions of a Grieving Christian
Please read this book if you are grieving, or give a copy to a friend and on the inside cover write "I'm sorry for your loss." I've very glad that it was recommended to me by my Christian friends.
Thank you, Mr. Ziegler, do sharing your life and family.
19 year old granddaughter in an accident. Zig's daughter who died was in
her 40s, a mother herself and she had been ill. I find that it helps more
when you are in pain to read things by people who have experienced a loss
more similar to the one you had. My granddaughter will never be a mommy
walk down the aisle with her dad nor have a chance to explore her talents.
Death of the younger child and the trauma of a sudden loss are different. Look for books written by someone who suffered a loss similar to yours when looking for comfort and encouragement. This did not comfort me.