A Decembered Grief: Living with Loss While Others Are Celebrating (Hardcover)

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Vincent van Gogh's last words resonate with many grievers this holiday season: La tristesse durea--the sadness will never go away.No, it will not go away. But it will change.Grief can be overwhelming, and it is especially intense during the holidays--those weeks that have always been spent in preparation and anticipation with a loved one who has been lost. While the world seems to be moving forward and celebrating life, grievers face a season of darkness and loss.For you--or as gift for someone you know who is grieving--Harold Ivan Smith guides the reader beyond the darkness with illustrations and insights that emphasize God's ability to transform the holidays into a time of grace and healing.

About the Author

Harold Ivan Smith is a popular speaker and grief educator. He received a doctorate of pastoral care from Rice Seminary and a doctorate of spiritual formation from Asbury Theological Seminary. Smith has published more than 30 books and numerous articles, including A Decembered Grief and When Your People Are Grieving (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780834127265
ISBN-10: 0834127261
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Publication Date: August 15th, 2011
Pages: 144
Language: English