Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One's Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope

Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One's Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope

by Albert Y. Hsu
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Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One's Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope by Albert Y. Hsu

A 2003 Finalist in the United Kingdom Christian Book Awards!

"Albert," the neighbor said, "your mom needs you to come home."

That's how it began for Albert Hsu when his father died. Anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide experiences tremendous shock and trauma. What follows is a confusing mix of emotions—anger, guilt, grief, and despair.

Suicide raises heartrending questions:

Why did this happen?
Why didn't we see it coming?
Could we have done anything to prevent it?
How can we go on?

Many also wonder if those who choose suicide are doomed to an eternity separated from God and their loved ones. Some may even start asking whether life is worth living at all.

After his father's death, Hsu wrestled with the intense emotional and theological questions surrounding suicide. While acknowledging that there are no easy answers, he draws on the resources of the Christian faith to point suicide survivors to the God who offers comfort in our grief and hope for the future.

For those who have lost a loved one to suicide and for their counselors and pastors, this book is an essential companion for the journey toward healing. This revised edition incorporates the latest statistics, has expanded resources for suicide prevention and mental health ministry, and now includes a discussion guide for suicide survivor groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830844937
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 07/02/2017
Edition description: Revised and Expanded
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 260,808
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Albert Y. Hsu (pronounced "shee") is senior editor for IVP Books at InterVarsity Press, where he acquires and develops books in such areas as culture, discipleship, church, ministry and mission. He earned his PhD in educational studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Al is the author of Singles at the Crossroads, Grieving a Suicide and The Suburban Christian. He has been a writer and columnist for Christianity Today and served as senior warden on the vestry of Church of the Savior in Wheaton, Illinois. He and his wife, Ellen, have two sons and live in the western suburbs of Chicago.

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