Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise helps mourners, caregivers and helping professionals understand that:
• Grief is the expression of love for the person who has died. Mourners do not need to be fixed, cured, diagnosed, pitied or corrected.
• Healthy grief embraces the loss experience. Grief serves a purpose. Avoiding grief delays healing.
• Maintaining a relationship with the person who has died is healthy and healing. Mourners do not have to "let go" of their loved one in order to progress successively in their grief.
Learn insights from mourning experts that show there is:
• HOPE for today and the future
• PROMISE that the resources needed to get through grief are available
Larry Barber knows grief all too well. In May 1993 his wife Cindy and two year old daughter Katie died from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Arlington, Texas. As a widowed single parent he raised two surviving children, nine year old Sarah and 12 year old Christian.
Barber is a minister, a licensed professional counselor, and certified in Thanatology (the specialized study of death, dying and bereavement) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).
He served six years as a hospice bereavement coordinator; twelve years as a grief support group facilitator in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington; and four years as the director of counseling and grief support for ChristianWorks for Children in Dallas. Barber conducts grief seminars, in-services and church presentations. Committed to sharing grief insights shared with him by fellow mourners, he is tireless in efforts to comfort and equip those in grief.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Larry's unique look at the world of grief comes from working with many of the best in the field and from a tragedy of his own. He came through and so will you with his book as a guide.
Larry Barber¿s book provides extraordinary insight that gives the bereaved person permission to experience and express a full range of emotions associated with grief. He recognizes the unique emotional bond between a loved one and the person who died and givers the reader assurance that such a bond can continue. When Larry explains how relationships change but do not end, he reveals the possibilities of finding hope and purpose in moving forward. He leads his reader through the process of healing grief through healthy concepts and common sense explanations of how to deal with self-doubt. With humility, Larry integrates his own journey through grief and his faith system that didn¿t fail in his time of need. Nan Zastrow, Founder Wings-a Grief Education Ministry (©1993)
Larry Barber's book Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise is a treasure-trove of practical suggestions and sound wisdom about coping with grief. Larry's wife and youngest daughter died in a tragic car accident in 1993. Since that time, he has become a well-respected minister, counselor, and thanatologist who has helped many adults and children in the Dallas area. He shares insights from his personal experience of loss, from what he has learned from helping others, and from his professional training. Larry's book is an excellent resource for the bereaved and those who companion them through the grief journey.