Introduction; Part 1 - Grief: The Healing Process; Part 2 - Grief and Spirituality; Part 3 - Trauma and Complicated Grief; Part 4 - Children Grieve Too; Part 5 - Healing Tools.
Nancy Reeves is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, spiritual counsellor, author, and published poet. She is the director of the Island Loss Clinic in Victoria, B.C. Canada, teaches a graduate course at the University of Victoria, and gives many lectures and workshops (especially on managing grief and loss) internationally. She is a feature writer for Living Our Losses magazine and has published numerous articles in professional journals and general interest magazines.
Nancy tells stories from scripture in a new way that ties in useful information about grief and loss. They are enjoyable, insightful, and true to the Word. -- Fr. Anthony Sebastian, Retreat and Spiritual Director, St. Joseph's Province, Canada -- 20110324 Reeves' tales are tenderly told and her suggestions for further reflection, journaling, and prayer are simple and effective. All readers will find their experience of loss illuminated and transformed by this wise and compassionate book. -- Rev. Jane E. Vennard, Author of Embracing the World: Praying for Justice and Peace -- 20110324 Reeves lets the stories speak for themselves with minimal theoretical observation or comment. In her hands this technique works well. The lives transformed by grief instruct and allow for hope. Reeves' skill and consummate sensitivity impressed me. We all grieve at different times in our lives, so the book is for anyone who wants to hope in the face of the bleakness of loss. -- John Toews, Christian Week -- 20101117 Now, his attention is directed to how ancient wisdoms, together with exciting new scientific findings, can combine to meet stress crises in our lives. Harpur continues to confirm that he is on the cutting edge of spiritual developments in modern Canadian culture. There are jewels to be located, savoured, implemented. -- Wayne Holst, Western Catholic Reporter (Internet) -- 20101117