A Gift of Hope: How We Survive Our Tragediesby Robert L. Veninga
Tragedy is a part of life, it is a part of the human mystery which we all must face. A Gift of Hope is a moving, beautifully written book that will give you the understanding and the self-assurance to overcome the anger and the loneliness, the suffering and the pain of your own personal travail: the loss of a loved one, the heartbreak of a handicapped child, a debilitating illness, an unwanted divorce, a severe financial setback. Here is a practical and inspirational guide to help you express your sorrow and begin the process of healing -- to help you move from sadness to serenity, from fear to faith, and to find courage in your moment of crisis.
-- How to identify the stages of grief and recognize your need for help
-- How to soothe the initial panic and relieve the long-term anxiety
-- How to preserve your health, resist self-destructive impulses, and renew your sense of well-being
-- How to draw on family and friends for spiritual solace and emotional support
-- When to seek professional guidance, with a comprehensive list of national organizations
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I read this book in 1980 or so when it was first written, at a time when a dear friend lost his battle with cancer. I sobbed through the first several chapters, and then came to find peace due to the beautiful writing of this author. I have since recommmended it to many who have had tragedies - it has been an exceptional blessing to all.
I am a grief counselor and have given many speeches on this topic. I have reviewed all of the literature out there and this book is the best one I have found on the topic. I recommend it to all of my clients and students. There are clear cut steps to take to begin managing your grief. The author has a wonderful way of describing the feelings and worries associated with grieving. The examples and stories in the book help the reader understand how grief affects our everyday lives. There is a very concise section on how to recognize when it is time to seek professional help for yourself or someone you know. I think everyone could benefit from reading this book, as we all experience many forms of loss in our lives.