I gave this book to my brother-in-law (he is in his late 60's) who just lost his wife (my sister. They were married for 40+ years. They had no children and he has very little family. I thought it might help to know that what he was feeling was similar to others. He appreciated the book and said the book was "spot on."
Outside of my faith and trust in God, this book has been an excellent resource for me. I had cared for my husband with end stage renal kidney failure for several year and then lost him in December, 2008. I was dealing with post traumatic stress. This book helped me to clearly understand the emotions I experienced. I plan to give copies to others going through grief. This author was on point!
Exceptionally clear insight into unfamiliar territory that is obscured by the "fog" of emotions and urgency of handling all the necessary details. This is a good book to include with the first meal handed to the grieving spouse. They may not feel much like eating, but the insights in the book will be consumed.
This is the best book on grieving I have read. There are questions at the end of each chapter that serve as a check for where a person is in their process of grieving. The author is very open with his emotions.