The Gift of Grief

The Gift of Grief

Finding Peace, Transformation, and Renewed Life After Great Sorrow

Book - 2008
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Death, divorce, illness, disaster, personal loss, and financial disappointment. Crisis, tragedy, and suffering are among the most universal human experiences-and they can also be our most powerful catalysts for positive change. Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz offers a graceful, insightful, and inspiring education on the true meaning of grief: how it breaks and remakes us, bringing us closer to our strongest sense of self. Based on his extensive pastoral experience helping congregants grapple with grief, Gewirtz identifies the ways we block our experience of sorrow and loss and guides us to encounter these feelings fully, with compassion and clarity, and incorporate the lessons we learn into a richer life.
A dynamic rabbi teaches a prescriptive and enlightening approach to grieving as a vehicle for positive transformation and renewal. Presents compassionate, profound, counterintuitive guidance for working through and transcending grief on a psychological and spiritual level. Nondenominational advice from a spiritual leader, rather than a psychologist.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Celestial Arts, c2008.
ISBN: 9781587613135
Characteristics: 152 p. ;,19 cm.


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Aug 13, 2018

A thought provoking book on moving forward after a life changing event- sudden death of a partner, divorce, loss of a parent or child. I got a lot out of reading the book- I am not a religious person but this book redirects you from your natural ego focus to a spiritual one.

Grief is personal and each of us experiences it differently. This book shows you how to make grief count so you can move forward and not get stuck. Worthwhile.

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