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A Grief Received: What to Do When Loss Leaves You Empty Handed

A Grief Received: What to Do When Loss Leaves You Empty Handed

Author: 
JL Gerhardt (Author)
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In A Grief Received, JL Gerhardt offers a personal, authentic, and practical approach to weathering grief with hope. Writing with deep insight, she draws on the loss of her younger brother when she was 21 and other personal experiences of grief. Through nine practices grieving people can adopt to position themselves to receive the gifts of grief, Gerhardt sheds light on a path to personal transformation. Chapters include personal reflection questions and suggested resources. Readers will feel comforted, directed, and inspired to seek God and God’s shaping in their grief.

ISBN: 
9781506431765
Price: 
$18.99
ISBN: 
9781506434209
Release date: 
February 1, 2019
Pages: 
160
Width: 
9
Height: 
9

Endorsements

A Grief Received is certainly an anchor in the sea of grief, and Gerhardt is a worthy and kind captain on the journey

"How do you pick up and live when you are drowning in grief? Will there ever be joy again? And what happens to faith? How do you respond to all those well-meaning friends and family who say just the wrong thing? How can you possibly respond when every fiber of your being is so raw and broken? JL Gerhardt gently but confidently guides us through all of these uncomfortable questions in A Grief Received. She understands the true meaning of grief. Brokenness. Numbness. Anger. Loss. She even questions the very God she has given her life to. Gerhardt shares this journey with us in a compassionate style that assures the reader that grief is a very intimate acquaintance. But she doesn't leave us wallowing in our despair. She shows us practical, accessible answers and how to get up and take those first steps toward hope and living. Each chapter has reflection and discussion questions that work well on a personal level, as well as for groups. She gives readers hope that life can go on and can be full of joy again. A Grief Received is certainly an anchor in the sea of grief, and Gerhardt is a worthy and kind captain on the journey."

Sherry Thompson, MS, NCC, MEd | Counselor with the Association of Behavioral Counselors

Gerhardt guides us to see the good news of lament

"Like Gerhardt, I have in times of grief reached for humor as body armor that shields me from the painful edges of the human experience. Laughter and other forms of running from reality help in the moment, but if you run long enough, they leave you starving for something, anything substantial. For us runners, Gerhardt guides us to see the good news of lament so we can learn to put our armor down long enough to receive the life-sustaining hope that becomes our daily bread."

Luke Norworthy | preacher, author, and host of the popular podcast Newsworthy and Norsworthy