When Your Family's Lost a Loved One: Finding Hope Together - eBook  -     By: David Guthrie, Nancy Guthrie
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When Your Family's Lost a Loved One: Finding Hope Together - eBook

Tyndale House / 2013 / ePub

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When your family's lost a loved one, the reminders are everywhere. An empty chair, a silent crib, an unused pillow. You long to return to "normal," but wonder how your family can live without the loved one you cherish. The journey may not be short or smooth, but David and Nancy Guthrie have traveled it - more than once. With empathy and honesty, they'll guide you through the challenges of keeping your family together and strong. A Focus on the Family Resource.

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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781604829686
ISBN-13: 9781604829686
Availability: In Stock

Endorsements

“After my wife and all four children drowned in a flash flood, I held on to the Guthries’ words of hope that immediately soothed my shattered soul. Like me, you will instantly connect with David and Nancy. Their honesty and empathy will validate, articulate, and resonate with your pain. Their heartfelt words in this book will give you the inspiration and godly direction you desperately long for on your journey through your valley of grief. God will indeed speak through these pages to help restore your wounded soul.”--Robert Rogers, founder of Mighty in the Land Ministry and author of Into the Deep.

“I wish I’d had a copy of this book when I first got home from the jungle after losing my husband, Martin. . . . God, in his incredible goodness and kindness, brought Nancy Guthrie into my life soon after. . . . Her words of counsel were invaluable! You may not be able to meet Nancy in person, but I am so glad that you can benefit from her and her husband’s wisdom through this book. Thank you, David and Nancy!”--Gracia Burnham, author of In the Presence of My Enemies and To Fly Again: Surviving the Tailspins of Life.

“This is the first grief book you should read after the death of a family member. David and Nancy Guthrie guide you through the practical issues you need to face in the midst of your grief, while offering you hope that better days are ahead.”--Steve Grissom, founder of GriefShare.

Publisher's Weekly

The Guthries are no strangers to grief: they have lost two of their three children to Zellweger Syndrome, a rare metabolic disorder. While they never wanted to become experts on grief, they have found through writing books (Holding on to Hope) and speaking to the bereaved around the country that their experiences of loss and devastation are all too common and all too often misunderstood. Readers who are in mourning want someone who has walked in their shoes, and in this book the Guthries provide not just their own experiences but also the wisdom of many others, whose thoughts are presented in Q&A interviews. The Guthries talk to grief counselors, psychiatrists, educators and most importantly, the bereaved to find out about grief and how to cope with it. The book tackles hard questions—why would God let this happen? Is it all right to take medication to deal with my grief and depression? How do I respond to the cluelessness of others? What is heaven? Can families really grow closer together after losing a loved one? How can I remember the loss, yet move on with life? The Guthries also provide extremely helpful chapters exploring the ways that men and women might grieve differently, and how parents can help their children deal with loss. This is an extraordinary book that will be of great value to families who are grieving. (May) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Highly Recommended Reading for Christians Encountering Similar Loss.
    September 4, 2014
    John
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Excellent. My wife and I found this book of tremendous help in dealing with our grief, and our questions, following the deaths of two of our young grandchildren (two years apart). We appreciated its honest approach to the issues that a Christian family faces in such circumstances, reinforced by the fact that the Guthries were writing from first-hand experience of the loss of their own children. We were able to relate entirely with many of the situations that they faced, such as the reaction of friends and the thoughtless comments that come from people who have never had to face the personal loss of a child. Highly recommended.
  2. Michigan
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A wonderful resource for anyone going through loss
    June 25, 2013
    Terri
    Michigan
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 15, 2013
    Karen
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book has really helped me with the loss of my son.
  4. Coeur D Alene, ID
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent for Both Men and Women
    September 16, 2011
    Kitten
    Coeur D Alene, ID
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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.
  5. Ontario, Canada
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    gently encourages believers who have lost someone
    March 23, 2011
    Jess
    Ontario, Canada
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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.
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