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Moving from Broken to Beautiful® through Grief (MOVING FROM BROKEN TO BEAUTIFUL® SERIES) (Volume 4) Paperback – August 9, 2017
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About the Author
Yvonne Ortega survived and thrived after breast cancer, divorce, and multiple family losses including the loss of her only child. Her passion is to help others move from broken to beautiful despite their losses. She is the author of Moving from Broken to Beautiful® through Forgiveness, Moving from Broken to Beautiful: 9 Life Lessons to Help Move You Forward, and Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer. Yvonne is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a professional speaker who speaks at seminars, workshops, and retreats. Contact her at yvonneortega.com
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Sheryl Giesbrecht, Author, Speaker, International Radio and TV personality, Global Influencer
In this book, Ortega talks about ways to cope with grief after the loss of a loved one. She tells a lot of people’s stories, but she also tells her own, as she has coped with the loss of her mother and her only son. The book covers a lot of territory: dealing with people’s inappropriate comments, ways to help someone who is grieving, coping with the holidays, fading faith, regret, the dangers of self-medication, and more.
There are similarities between this book and another book of hers that I read, Moving from Broken to Beautiful Through Forgiveness. Both open the chapters with a thought-provoking quote. Both share poignant and relevant Scriptures. Both display an understanding, empathetic tone, which appreciates where people are. And both discuss the importance of music in personal healing. In Moving from Broken to Beautiful Through Grief, Ortega shares songs, both contemporary and traditional, that can help people as they journey through grief. She also highlights the importance of journaling as a way to express one’s feelings.
Moving from Broken to Beautiful Through Grief strikes me as more detailed than the book on forgiveness. The book on grief seems to share more of Ortega’s feelings and has more anecdotes.
One critique that I have: Ortega tells the story about a man who did not want to join a grief support group because he was introverted. I think that she should have discussed more how people who are uncomfortable with groups can cope with their grief. She did say that he saw a grief counselor, and maybe that is a solution: talk with someone one-on-one. But what if he is still uncomfortable expressing his feelings?
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through Bookcrash. My review is honest.
Sheryl Roush, Speaker, Author, Heart of a Mother
Former Director of Women's Ministries-Shadow Mountain Community Church
Former Bible Study Fellowship Teaching Director
Pastor Michael Howard Jr.