A Decembered Grief: Living with Loss While Others are Celebrating

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Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 1999 - Self-Help - 134 pages
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Suffering the loss of a loved one at any time of the year is difficult, yet during the holidays or special occasions, those grieving experience a more intense sense of loss. The world is moving forward and celebrating life and all its blessings, yet for grievers, a darkness pervades the holiday.This book is an invitation to Christmas and its companion holidays of the season which compose a grueling triathlon which begins on Thanksgiving and continues unabated for forty-five days until the last of the bowl games on New Year’s Day. Through quotes, prayers, Scriptures and the words of the author, A Decembered Grief is designed to guide the reader on the journey beyond ’the shadow’ and directly through ’the valley of death.’ Paper.

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User Review  - Bette - Christianbook.com

It is an encouraging and informing book.....gives good ideas for the difficult days during the holidays....for both men and women....widows and widowers.... Thank you. Read full review

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User Review  - MaryLee Robinson, Author, The Widow or Widower Next Door - Goodreads

A friend found this little gem for me, shortly after my husband died. I've turned to it on many holidays. Each time I do, I find something that brings me comfort and strength, and a way forward through the holiday ahead. Read full review


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Harold Ivan Smith is a popular speaker and grief educator. He received a doctorate of pastoral care from Rice Seminary and a doctorate of spiritual formation from Asbury Theological Seminary. Smith has published more than 30 books and numerous articles, including A Decembered Grief and When Your People Are Grieving (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City).

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