The Tender Scar: Life after the Death of a Spouse

The Tender Scar: Life after the Death of a Spouse

by Richard Mabry
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The Tender Scar: Life after the Death of a Spouse by Richard Mabry

Written by a former physician and recent widower, this warmly practical book guides the bereaved through the grief process and explains how to live after the death of a spouse.

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ISBN-13: 9780825433405
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Richard L. Mabry, M.D., has a background that includes more than thirty-five years of medical practice, both as a private practitioner and a professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has authored three bestselling medical textbooks and edited two others. Though now retired, he is still in great demand as a speaker and teacher both in the United States and abroad.

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The Tender Scar: Life after the Death of a Spouse 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When my wife of forty years died, I was devastated. I used my journal entries over the next two years as the basis for a book that details the problems I encountered and how I faced them. I wrote about my successes and my failures, and gave the most practical advice possible, based on my experience. The reports I've received since the publication of the book confirm that it provides material that will help anyone who has lost a spouse in their journey through the terrible weeks and months that follow. I had to give the book a rating in order to post this information, so I used the rating given it by every reader to whom I have talked. I hope you find it helpful, as well.
irishniff More than 1 year ago
What a great read! This story had me hooked from the beginning, but I kept reading because of the way in which Katie Ganshert layered the story revealing pieces of the plot along the way. Readers will easily relate to Ganshert's characters and quickly come to care about them. The author creatively weaves together a story that is gripping with some fun moments within the Chicago setting. It would be good to read this book with friends because you will want to talk about this story. The book lends itself to discussion topics such as grief, the idea of community and matters of faith. I was given an advanced copy of this book to read and did not want this one to end. I would certainly devour a sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book after my husband of 40 years passed away unexpected. I read it probably 5 or 6 times. It really spoke to me. I recommend this book to anyone who has lost a spouse.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A good book but can be like a lot of other grief books repeats same things as other general books. I enjoyed reading it but I have read other books similiar to this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyone should read this. If you haven't lost a spouse it will help to understand those that have. I lost my husband two months ago (June 2008) after 42 years of marriage. So many of Dr. Mabry's suggestions I had already done so it helped me to know I wasn't crazy. Changing furniture around, writing letters to my husband, etc. It was as if I had written the book because it explained my feelings so well. I read it twice through the first night I had it. Thanks, Dr. Mabry!