Sometimes the pain of losing a loved one can be overwhelming. It hurts emotionally, spiritually, even physically. You may wonder if you will ever recover and live a full life again.
This remarkable book weaves together personal narrative and professional advice to create an inspiring and invaluable resource for the bereaved, as well as their friends and caregivers.
Audrey Stringer's latest book, Scaling the Mountains of Grief, offers practical support to people journeying with grief. The book's short chapters are accessible for grieving persons struggling to focus. Audrey draws on her own experiences of loss, and she includes wisdom from the lives of grieving people's she's supported over the years. The book encourages readers to imagine a new set of goals and dreams following a loss. Chapters include "Beacon of Hope" sections, offering educational insights and suggestions. Scaling the Mountains of Grief goes beyond the usual grief book by including a journal workbook, where readers can dialogue with Audrey and her collection of coping strategies. I recommend Scaling the Mountains of Grief for people experiencing a loss, and for their family and friends looking for ways to offer support.
~ Rev. Dr. Bradley T. Morrison, RMFT
~ Adjunct Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
~ Huron University College, London, ON
Audrey Stringer has written a thoroughly compelling and sensitive volume with profound psychological and spiritual insights that will bring consolation and healing to those suffering the agony of loss.
Rabbi Earl A. Grollman DHL, DD
Author, Living When a Loved One Has Died (Beacon Press)
Looking Back: Losing Three Loved Ones
Chapter 1: Coping With Death
Chapter 2: The Value of Rituals
Chapter 3: Building a Supportive Network
Chapter:4: Guilt and The What Ifs
Chapter 5: Making Decisions for the Future
Chapter 6: Holidays and Their Meaning
Chapter 7: Children and Grief
Chapter 8: Rediscovering Intimacy
Chapter 9: Finding Strength in Faith and Spirituality
Chapter 10: The Power of Positive Thinking
Resources for Bereaved People