Author(s): ALAN D. WOLFELT
Experiencing the death of a loved one can often lead to questioning or abandoning one's spirituality, yet in this compassionate book, Dr Alan Wolfelt explains that the essential need to mourn and question the meaning of life and death is not inconsistent with faith but instead is a reflection of an on-going and ever-deepening relationship with God. The book explores all types of losses and viewpoints, containing favourite quotations on faith from a variety of religious traditions. It explains that the need to mourn and having faith are not mutually exclusive and are, in fact, both essential components of the journey through grief. This compassionate guide explains how embracing grief can deepen one's faith and lead to a more meaningful, joyful life.
Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, serves as the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He writes the "Children and Grief" column for Bereavement Magazine and has appeared on Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Today. He is the author of Healing a Teen's Grieving Heart, Healing Your Grieving Heart, and Understanding Your Grief. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado."