A wonderful resource for anyone going through loss
June 25, 2013
This book gives an honest, genuine and realistic, yet hopeful view on one of the most painful experiences a person can go through. The Guthrie's transparency is so insightful in looking at the way a man and woman process loss and grief. I would recommend this book to anyone, and especially those who have lost a child. A grieving person is looking for answers. This book, though it doesn't answer the question, 'why', helps to validate the feelings, emotions, and expressions of the one who is grieving.
Very honest and beautifully written. I gave a copy to a couple who recently suffered a loss and read the other copy I bought. I recommend this book for anyone who is dealing with a loss. It also helps you understand the different ways that we all grieve.
Nancy & David Guthrie share some of their own experiences and also others to help families who are going through their own loss. They give perspectives from those who have lost parents, children, spouses and difficult situations like suicide. Very helpful.
While there is no fix-it book, this has been helpful to our family this past summer when our 3 year old son died from a drowning accident.It is written from both mom & dads perspective-along with others. the chapters are just a page too long for my attention span right now. Still, I believe I'd buy this to give to grieving friends.