Through the East Window: Prayers and Promises for Living with Loss

Through the East Window: Prayers and Promises for Living with Loss

by Marilyn Brown Oden
     
 
Unlike self-help books that appeal to the head and give rational explanations of the grief process, this prayerful new book is addressed to those who are experiencing loss as a "limbo time of darkness." The author describes the feelings associated with various kinds of loss and helps grievers find words to express their own feelings. The author hopes that the book can

Overview

Unlike self-help books that appeal to the head and give rational explanations of the grief process, this prayerful new book is addressed to those who are experiencing loss as a "limbo time of darkness." The author describes the feelings associated with various kinds of loss and helps grievers find words to express their own feelings. The author hopes that the book can bring healing by articulating the confusing and often ambivalent feelings that loss brings. Oden encourages readers to embrace their grief and to equally embrace the promise of God's presence that guides them through dark times to new light.

The book addresses nine specific areas of human loss, including divorce, death, empty nest, loss of physical ability, loss of job or career, trauma of physical moves and relocations. Oden uses first-person narrative to capture these times of transition and struggle and offers ways for the reader to move beyond them through faith. The beautiful design and format, along with the message of hope it contains, make this book a thoughtful gift to share with friends during their time of loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780835808521
Publisher:
Upper Room Books
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.76(d)

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