All of us are touched by death at some time in our lives; it is an inevitable part of life. Its pain is unavoidable. Yet a time of grieving doesn’t have to be a time lost, just something we struggle through until we are able to get on with our lives again. We can actually grow through our grief and become stronger people.
In Growing through Grief, Bill Flatt explains how God can provide comfort and use a time of loss as a season of blessing in our lives. From the painful lessons of his own grief and from the many hours spent in counseling others, Flatt helps us understand: the importance of talking out our feelings, the stages of grief people normally go through, what feelings to expect along the way, the value of involvement in a grief recovery group and ways we can put this understanding to use in our own grief experience.
Two chapters specifically devoted to effective grief counseling will make Growing Through Grief an extremely helpful tool for preachers, counselors and those who want to know how to help a grieving friend. So, if you are struggling with grief or know someone who is, this book will be an invaluable resource for you.