David W. Wiersbe has been a pastor for over thirty years and is currently serving his fourth church. He considers ministry to the grieving to be an important part of his calling and has worked with fire and rescue units, as well as local support groups for the grieving. He is the author of The Dynamics of Pastoral Care, as well as coauthor of four books with his father, and lives in Minnesota.
Gone but Not Lost: Grieving the Death of a Childby David W. Wiersbe
Gone but Not Lost is a thoughtful gift for a family that has experienced the death of a child./i>
We all expect our parents to precede us in death. No one expects to have to make their child's funeral arrangements. And the loss of a child brings with it a special and persistent manifestation of grief that can feel "like a stomachache that never ends."
Gone but Not Lost is a thoughtful gift for a family that has experienced the death of a child. Each of its brief chapters covers one element of grieving, bringing readers through sorrow and helping them deal with feelings of anger or guilt, as well as the marital strain that may follow the loss of a beloved child.
- Baker Publishing Group
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- Edition description:
- Revised and Updated Edition
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)
- Age Range:
- 16 Years
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I found this book shortly after my daughter was killed in an accident and found it extremely helpful in dealing with the emotions of my loss. The one-page chapters were all I could process at the time. I have purchased over a dozen copies of this book ad given them to other parents who are dealing with the death of a child.
I couldn't sit down and read chapter books, I needed scripture, words to tell me what I was feeling were normal. This book has helped me in so many ways. Somewhat of a quick fix to read, put down and pick up throughout my grieving. I felt like this book could have been written for me!
this book was not about parents who lose their children, how to cope, how to survive it . .it was about Jesus and all of the deaths of children that happened in the bible. I bought this book in hopes of sharing it with my patients who have lost children - however, a large number of parents lose Faith early in the grieving process (they feel there must not be a God for this to happen to their children). the last thing they want to read is about God's suffering - when many of them initially blame God for the loss in the first place. EVERY page was rich with Jesus this, God that, nothing to contribute to coping skills or processing the stages of a loss as unique as the loss of a child. Waste of money.
Our pastor purchased this books and gave it to my husband, daughter, and myself when our 14 year old Downs Syndrome passed away. He died on Tuesday, December 14, 1999. I read it through shortly after he brought it to us. I found so much comfort in it. Over the last 14 years, I have referred to it a number of times and have purchased several copies to give to others who have had to bury a child. I find it helpful and it was a blessing.