Five Cries of Grief: One Family's Journey to Healing   -     By: Merton P. Strommen, Irene Strommen
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Five Cries of Grief: One Family's Journey to Healing

Fortress Press / 1996 / Paperback

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On August 12, 1986 twenty five year old David Strommen was struck and killed by a bolt of lightning. The tradedy sent his parent reeling with grief. Out of that grief came a journey toward healing; a journey that is chronicled in this extraordinry book. The Strommens encountered five cries of grief: The cry of pain from the awareness of their devastating loss; the cry of longing, from missing their son; the cry for supportive love, from the extreme sense of vulnerability they experienced; the cry for understanding, as they tried to attribute meaning to a meaningless loss; and the cry for significance, as they strove to see some good result from this tragedy. As they wrote accounts of their journey, they recognized that the grief of a father may differ significantly from that of a mother. Their stories, voiced in alternating chapters launch a journey that can provide strength, insight, and renewal for all who experience the heartbreak of a loved one's death.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0806629878
ISBN-13: 9780806629872

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Beginning with a dramatic story of the death of a young adult son, this book presents a new apradigm for the grief process. An alternative to Kubler-Ross, this text is structured around five cries of grief--the cry of pain, the cry of longing, the cry for supportive love, the cry for understanding, and the cry for significance.

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