Now That Youve Gone Home: Courage and Comfort for Times of Grief

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Building on the success of May I Walk You Home? (50,000 copies sold since 1999), this collection of twenty-five stories of loss picks up where the first book left off, helping readers to navigate the bewildering landscape of grief once a loved one has died. Coauthors Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp reflect on their own stories of loss, as well as those of others, and offer meditations to assist readers through some of the more difficult issues that come with the loss of a loved one, including remarriage and ...

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Overview

Building on the success of May I Walk You Home? (50,000 copies sold since 1999), this collection of twenty-five stories of loss picks up where the first book left off, helping readers to navigate the bewildering landscape of grief once a loved one has died. Coauthors Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp reflect on their own stories of loss, as well as those of others, and offer meditations to assist readers through some of the more difficult issues that come with the loss of a loved one, including remarriage and feelings of relief or regret. Bereavement ministers, grief counselors, and pastoral ministers will find this a meaningful resource in meeting the needs of those dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Endorsements: "No one speaks more clearly than Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp about grief. They address hard questions in a gentle manner that brings hope and courage. Worth its weight in gold, this book shares a wealth of wisdom and comfort."
Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Patterson
Executive Director
Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministries, LLC
International Parish Nurse Resource Center

By combining story-telling with prayer and reflection, Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp take us through the grieving process in both a unique and profound way. Now That You've Gone Home impacts the very soul of the reader because it is not only personal and real,but explores the depths of love one has for both the deceased and for the God who welcomes him(her) Home."
Mauryeen O'Brien,O.P.
Author, Gentle Keeping
If you are looking for a book that authentically, gracefully and spiritually shares the stories of loss, the journey of grief, and God's compassionate healing touch, thisbook will exceed your expectations. A resource for grief support groups and the bereaved seeking a prayer-filled guide for their journey through grief.
Linda M Cherek, RN, MSW, LICSW, CT
Licensed Therapist and Bereavement Specialist
White Beat Lake, Minnesota

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594712159
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 509,798
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce Hutchison, RN, CRNH, serves as Palliative Care Coordinator and Hospice Educator for Iowa Health Hospice and Home Care. Her experience includes work as an oncology nurse, home care nurse, and residence team director of a hospice facility. She presents workshops on care of the dying and hospice care.

Joyce Rupp is well known for her work as a writer, spiritual "midwife," and retreat and conference speaker. A member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community, she is the author of many books, including bestsellers May I Have This Dance?, Open the Door, and Praying Our Goodbyes.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Understanding how to and why you need to grieve

    This book has been written so that you interact with the messages and then have short exercises associated with them. You really can use this whenever you feel the need to try and understand why your loved one is gone.

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