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Practical and straightforward, yet warm and compassionate, Grieving with Hope clarifies the popular misconception that people move through stages of grief. This will be an encouragement to many, as grieving people often think something is wrong with them when their grief doesn't proceed neatly through stages. The reality is that grieving people jump back and forth between different emotions, sometimes wrestling with multiple emotions at once.
This book is packed with short, biblically based, gospel-centered, topical chapters addressing the issues grieving people face but are often hesitant to mention to others. It helps readers accurately interpret the message their emotions are sending them and gently guides them to determine whether they're grieving in a way that leads to hope and ultimate healing. Developed from interviews with over 30 well-respected Christian counselors, teachers, and authors, as well as numerous personal testimonies, Grieving with Hope helps the bereaved discover how hope and peace are available amidst their heartache and pain.
About the Author
Samuel J. Hodges, IV (MDiv, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is executive producer for Church Initiative. He created the current edition of GriefShare to complement the content of Grieving with Hope. Sam lives with his wife, Rachel, and their four children in North Carolina.Kathy Leonard is editorial director for Church Initiative and coauthor of Through a Season of Grief: Devotions for Your Journey from Mourning to Joy and Divorce Care: Hope, Help, and Healing During and After Your Divorce. Kathy and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia with their three children.