Good Grief

Good Grief

by Granger E. Westberg
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Overview

Many people experience grief as the result of loss. This book describes what happens to us whenever we lose someone or something important. We all need a better understanding of the small griefs in life as well as those larger grief experiences that can overwhelm us. Here is a volume to be kept close at hand. It can be used over the years as you encounter a wide variety of grief experiences or as you assist friends in moving beyond grief to good grief.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780281064274
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2011
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Good Grief 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended to me after my grandmother's passing in 2007. I only wish I had known about it when I experienced my grandfather's passing in 1992! There are all types of grief, different ways of experiencing it, and this book wonderfully covers the topic of grief in an easy to understand way. I have ordered extra copies to have on hand and I send them along with sympathy cards. Many have thanked me and I will continue to share this book.
Meredith66 More than 1 year ago
A tiny little book with great insight into the different stages of grief. I found it extremely helpful and not overwhelming in length so that it held my attention. Anything longer and I would not have been able to concentrate. I recommend this book to anyone who has suffered a loss.
tisha5 More than 1 year ago
I have ordered more than 20 copies. I received this from a psychologist friend of mine and it described the panic and emotion stage so well, I thought it was me. It transcends time and is a gift to pass forward to anyone who's lossed a loved one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good Grief was given to me by my church upon the death of my 31 year old son in 1989. At that time I felt that I would never stop hurting. I recommend it to your readers. Upon reading comments of other readers I must reread the book for more healing, for it is a process to heal.
StephenBarkley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It¿s not often that a 64 page book with large print is reissued over and over again as a ¿classic¿. In this feature-article length book, Westberg gives a quick apologetic about the need to grieve followed by descriptions of the 10 different stages a grieving person may go through. He wisely notes that not every one goes through every stage, and they don¿t always flow in order.The role of the believer is not to short-circuit the grieving process, but to help the person through the stages.I particularly appreciated his realism at the start of the final chapter: "Please note that we do not say that the final stage is, 'We become our old selves again.' When we go through any significant grief experience we come out of it as different people. Depending upon the way we respond to this event we are either stronger people than we were before or weaker¿either healthier in spirit or sicker."
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Good Grief has stood the test of time because it is a wonderful, quick, easy read for those who are going through terribly difficult times. The most valuable thing about it, in my opinion, is how it explains the stages of the grief process. It helps the reader know that they are not alone during dark times and that the emotions they experience are completely normal. As a pastor, I have given this book to many people who are dealing with death and divorce. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was given to me by my then soon-to-be Sister-in-law after the death of Fiance. It really helped to place in order the various stages we go thru during our season of grief. It helped so much, that I bought all my siblings-in-law a copy. It's a must- read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped me cope with the death of my husband. I had never experienced death and I thought I was going crazy. The book defined the stages of grief helped me cope with the grief. The book encouraged me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best book on grief ive read it was given to me after we tragicly lost my sister her fiance and unborn child in a mud slide. it so helped me realize i wasnt going crazy because i couldnt add things up in my head anymore. it also helped when we moved and when i went through my divorce. it is a wonderful little book and i most highly would recommend it.