The Alphabet of Grief was written with the purpose of offering simple but thoughtful reflections to ease the isolation and loneliness of grief. Using the letters of the alphabet as rungs on the ladder of sorrow, Andrea Raynor has chosen each word based on the countless hours she's spent with grieving people in her work as a Methodist minister and hospice counselor.
Dimensions: 5.44 X 6.38 X 0.56 (inches) ISBN: 1545901848 ISBN-13: 9781545901847
"I chose each word in this book based on the countless hours I have spent with grieving people. Not only have they have shared with me the pain of loss but they have taught me about the daunting and sometimes mysterious journey of living." Andrea Raynor, The Alphabet of Grief
Chaplain and spiritual counselor Andrea Raynor knows that when the funeral service is over, the friends leave, and the house grows quiet, grief can be overwhelming. In The Alphabet of Grief, she uses the letters of the alphabet as starting points for simple reflections on loss and hope. Each chapter concludes with a meditation and an affirmationsomething to do and something to believe.
You are not alone. Find spiritual companionship in these brief but powerful thoughts on the sacred journey of grief.
Andrea Raynor, a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, is a United Methodist minister and hospice spiritual counselor. In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, she served as a chaplain to the morgue at Ground Zero. She has lectured throughout the New York area and has appeared as a guest on numerous television and radio programs. Raynor lives with her family in Rye, New York, where she is chaplain to the Rye Fire Department.