Reflections on Grief and Spiritual Growth
A series of 16 essays by Catholic and Protestant writers. Reflecting on their experiences with grief and loss as a part of their faith journey, these writers share the lessons they have learned and the wisdom they have gleaned from...
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A series of 16 essays by Catholic and Protestant writers. Reflecting on their experiences with grief and loss as a part of their faith journey, these writers share the lessons they have learned and the wisdom they have gleaned from their personal experiences.
Reflections on Grief and Spiritual Growth includes eighteen reflections by Protestant and Catholic writers, creative voices in the Christian community, who reflect on their experiences with grief and loss as a part of their faith journey. Each writer considers such questions as What lessons and wisdom can be shared from his or her personal experiences with grief? In what ways did these losses shape their lives and spiritual journeys? What counsel does our Christian heritage offer us as we grieve the loss of a parent, spouse, child, marriage, job, or health? How has mourning a loss diminished or deepened one's faith? Have spiritual resources been helpful in addressing the anger, guilt and depression that is often a part of the grieving process? Has faith been an asset or not as one faces the increasing and cumulative losses of growing older? Have persons experienced spiritual growth or transformation from traumatic losses?An included study guide helps individuals and groups grapple with the reality of grief and loss in the context of their Christian faith so that we may better learn to grieve as those who have hope.Other titles of related interest: Reflections on Aging and Spiritual Growth #0687095190; Reflections on Forgiveness and Spiritual Growth #0687084067; Reflections on Marriage and Spiritual Growth #0687085438.
Andrew J. Weaver, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, licensed marriage, family, and child therapist, and ordained minister of the United Methodist Church. He is Clinical Psychologist at the Hawaii State Hospital and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii.
He has co-authored 11 books including Counseling Troubled Teens and Their Families; Reflections on Forgiveness and Spiritual Growth; Counseling Families Across the Stages of Life,;Reflections on Marriage and the Spiritual Journey; Counseling Survivors of Traumatic Events ; Reflections on Grief and the Spiritual Journey and Wells of Wisdom; and Grandparenting and Spiritual Journeys
Howard W. Stone Ph.D., is a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, a pastoral counselor, the author or editor of many books in the Fortress Press Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling series, and a professor emeritus at Texas Christian University.Two previous editions of Crisis Counseling have sold 45,000 copies in the United States and has been published in six other countries. In addition, he has written approximately 60 published journal articles and book chapters and has served on four editorial boards of professional journals.