Lament for a Son

Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802802941

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 111

View: 9427

A loving father explores with honesty and intensity all facets of his grief at the death of his 25-year-old son.

Immortal Bird

A Family Memoir

Author: Doron Weber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451618077

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 358

View: 1283

The father of the young actor best known for his performances in "Deadwood" describes his son's congenital heart defect, the young man's theatrical achievements, and the family's effort to find life-saving medical answers.

Life After the Death of My Son

What I'm Learning

Author: Dennis L. Apple

Publisher: Beacon Hill Press

ISBN: 9780834123656

Category: Religion

Page: 187

View: 3666

Shares a glimpse of the unspeakable pain, helplessness, frustration, and eventual healing that the author and his wife experienced since losing their son, offering comfort and connection to those walking similar paths. Original.

This Incomplete One

Words Occasioned by the Death of a Young Person

Author: Michael D. Bush

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802822277

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 169

View: 688

A collection of sermons in which preachers deal with the deaths of children and young adults, this volume includes the words of Craig Barnes, Karl Barth, David L. Bartlett, Ronald P. Byars, John Claypool, William Sloan Coffin, Stephen T. Davis, J. Howard Edington, Jonathan Edwards, Laura Mendenhall, and more. (Ministry and Pastoral Resources)

Beyond Tears

Living After Losing a Child

Author: Ellen Mitchell

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429933550

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 5408

Meant to comfort and give direction to bereaved parents, Beyond Tears is written by nine mothers who have each lost a child. This revised edition includes a new chapter written from the perspective of surviving siblings. The death of a child is that unimaginable loss no parent ever expects to face. In Beyond Tears, nine mothers share their individual stories of how to survive in the darkest hour. They candidly share with other bereaved parents what to expect in the first year and long beyond: *Harmonious relationships can become strained *There is a new definition of what one considers "normal" *The question "how many children do you have?" can be devastating *Mothers and fathers mourn and cope differently *Surviving siblings grieve and suffer as well *There simply is no answer to the question "why?" This sharing in itself is a catharsis and because each of these mothers lost her child at least seven years ago, she is in a unique position to provide perspective on what newly bereaved parents can expect to feel. The mothers of Beyond Tears offer reassurance that the clouds of grief do lessen with time and that grieving parents will find a way to live, and even laugh again.

Roses in December

Comfort for the Grieving Heart

Author: Marilyn Willett Heavilin

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736939512

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 7831

Used for years by individuals, grief counselors, and support groups, Roses in December has helped readers understand the grieving process, support family members, give insight into sibling grief, and maintain their marriages during difficult times. This newly revised edition offers the same compassion and encouragement plus chapters on losing loved ones under special circumstances, such as suicide and AIDS. With deep empathy, Marilyn helps those who are grieving find God’s comfort. Having lost three sons, she knows the tremendous sorrows and struggles that come with the death of loved ones. Yet she shares how even in the winters of our lives God provides roses--special occasions, special people, and special memories--to give us strength and draw close to Him.

Limping But Blessed

Wrestling with God after the Death of a Child

Author: Jason Jones

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506409113

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 8580

After the unexpected, accidental death of his three-year-old son, Jason Jones went on a long, painful journey to make sense of how God could have let this happen to his son and best friend, Jacob, and to their family. And he struggled intensely with his faith after everything he thought about God disintegrated on June 12, 2011. In Limping But Blessed, Jones explores struggling with faith and belief, dealing with his depression and grief, and searching for hope in a hopeless situation. The book includes tales of his darkest days, correspondence he had with Christian theologians, and what he’s done to preserve his son’s legacy. At some point in each of our lives, something goes terribly wrong, and our faith is shaken to the core. This book is the story of one man’s journey through the darkest time of life searching for answers and a grueling attempt to find a sliver of hope to keep holding on.

A Liturgy of Grief

A Pastoral Commentary on Lamentations

Author: Leslie C. Allen,Nicholas Wolterstorff

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801039606

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 4259

Allen, an experienced scholar and hospital chaplain, is the first to use the Old Testament book of Lamentations to throw light on grief, and to use contemproray examples and discussions of grief to throw lights on Lamentations.

Foreskin's Lament

A Memoir

Author: Shalom Auslander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101217634

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9714

FROM THE CREATOR OF SHOWTIME'S "HAPPYISH" A New York Times Notable Book, and a “chaotic, laugh riot” (San Francisco Chronicle) of a memoir. Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up and was estranged from his community, his religion and its traditions, he could not find the path to a life where he didn’t struggle daily with the fear of God’s formidable wrath. Foreskin’s Lament reveals Auslander’s “painfully, cripplingly, incurably, miserably religious” youth in a strict, socially isolated Orthodox Jewish community, and recounts his rebellion and efforts to make a new life apart from it. His combination of unrelenting humor and anger renders a rich and fascinating portrait of a man grappling with his faith and family. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lament from Epirus: An Odyssey into Europe's Oldest Surviving Folk Music

Author: Christopher C. King

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039324900X

Category: Music

Page: 272

View: 5687

In the tradition of Patrick Leigh Fermor and Geoff Dyer, a Grammy-winning producer discovers a powerful and ancient folk music tradition. In a gramophone shop in Istanbul, renowned record collector Christopher C. King uncovered some of the strangest—and most hypnotic—sounds he had ever heard. The 78s were immensely moving, seeming to tap into a primal well of emotion inaccessible through contemporary music. The songs, King learned, were from Epirus, an area straddling southern Albania and northwestern Greece and boasting a folk tradition extending back to the pre-Homeric era. To hear this music is to hear the past. Lament from Epirus is an unforgettable journey into a musical obsession, which traces a unique genre back to the roots of song itself. As King hunts for two long-lost virtuosos—one of whom may have committed a murder—he also tells the story of the Roma people who pioneered Epirotic folk music and their descendants who continue the tradition today. King discovers clues to his most profound questions about the function of music in the history of humanity: What is the relationship between music and language? Why do we organize sound as music? Is music superfluous, a mere form of entertainment, or could it be a tool for survival? King’s journey becomes an investigation into song and dance’s role as a means of spiritual healing—and what that may reveal about music’s evolutionary origins.

Father, Soldier, Son

Memoir of a Platoon Leader In Vietnam

Author: Nathaniel Tripp

Publisher: Steerforth

ISBN: 1586422111

Category: History

Page: 261

View: 8845

"Father, Soldier, Son will stand as one of the finest soldier memoirs of the Vietnam War . . . If all that has been written about the war in Vietnam, in fiction and nonfiction, has made it a familiar story to some, Tripp overcomes cliché by individualizing every well-known fact." -- The Boston Globe NATHANIEL TRIPP GREW UP fatherless in a house full of women and he arrived in Vietnam as a just-promoted second lieutenant in the summer of 1968 with no memory of a man’s example to guide and sustain him. The father missing from Tripp’s life had gone off to war as well, in the Navy in World War II, but the terrors were too much for him, he disgraced himself, and after the war ended he could not bring himself to return to his wife and young son. In "some of the best prose this side of Tim O’Brien or Tobias Wolff" (Military History Quarterly), Tripp tells of how he learned as a platoon leader to become something of a father to the men in his care, how he came to understand the strange trajectory of his own mentally unbalanced father’s life, and how the lessons he learned under fire helped him in the raising of his own sons. "Not since Michael Herr’s Dispatches has there been anything quite as vivid, gripping and soul-searing," raved the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune said "the description of combat in the jungles of Vietnam are authentic and terrifying, as good as any I have read in fact or fiction."

Stations of the Heart

Parting with a Son

Author: Richard Lischer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 110191047X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

View: 1268

A Duke University Divinity School instructor, Lutheran minister and author of The Preacher King describes the wrenching loss of his law student son to melanoma, a tragedy also marked by the imminent birth of another child and the spiritual lessons imparted by the young man throughout the end of his life.

The Hurley Maker's Son

Author: Patrick Deeley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473540364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4175

Patrick Deeley's train journey home to rural East Galway in autumn 1978 was a pilgrimage of grief: his giant of a father had been felled, the hurley-making workshop silenced. From this moment, Patrick unfolds his childhood as a series of evocative moments, from the intricate workings of the timber workshop run by his father to the slow taking apart of an old tractor and the physical burial of a steam engine; from his mother’s steady work on an old Singer sewing machine to his father’s vertiginous quickstep on the roof of their house. There are many wonderful descriptions of the natural world and delightful cameos of characters and incidents from a not-so-long-ago country childhood. In a style reminiscent of John McGahern’s Memoir, Deeley’s beautifully paced prose captures the rhythms, struggles and rough edges of a rural life that was already dying even as he grew. This is an enchanting, beautifully written account of family, love, loss, and the unstoppable march of time.

Psalms of Lament

Author: Ann Weems

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 1611644488

Category: Religion

Page: 113

View: 5810

Here beloved poet Ann Weems offers a poignant rendering of her own personal psalms of lament. She draws from the rich heritage of Scripture to give voice to the grief and anguish she has felt. Her words will deeply move anyone who has mourned.

Mysterious Moments

Thoughts That Transform Grief

Author: Jane Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781618460349

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 138

View: 7592

Mysterious Moments: Thoughts That Transform Grief is a collection of 10 stories based on real life experiences of loss. The stories are diverse and involve issues such as the insatiable need for affirmation by our parents, generational family dysfunction, death of an African American male by authorities, compassion burnout, and the effects of cultural attitudes on grieving. Although each story is unique, a common theme ties the narratives together. All of the grievers, despite their distress and suffering, experience moments in which they have transformative thoughts that allow them to reframe their grief. Each person finds meaning through this unconscious process, providing both healing and newfound hope.

Embodied Hope

A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering

Author: Kelly M. Kapic

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830890971

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6825

"This book will make no attempt to defend God. . . . If you are looking for a book that boasts triumphantly of conquest over a great enemy, or gives a detached philosophical analysis that neatly solves an absorbing problem, this isn't it."Embodied Hope

The Unspeakable Loss

How Do You Live After a Child Dies?

Author: Nisha Zenoff

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738219762

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 9550

A guide to hope and healing after the death of a child, from a grief counselor and psychotherapist who has been there. Nisha Zenoff lost her son in a tragic accident when he was just seventeen years old. Now, with decades of experience as a grief counselor and psychotherapist, she offers support and guidance from her own journey and from others who have experienced the death of a child. The Unspeakable Loss helps those who mourn to face the urgent questions that accompany loss: "Will my tears ever stop?" "Who am I now without my child?" "How can I help my other children cope?" "I lost my only child, how do I live?" "Will my marriage survive?" "Will life ever feel worth living again?" No matter where you are in your grieving process, The Unspeakable Loss provides a space to mourn in your own way, and helps you understand how the death of a child affects siblings, other family members and friends, recognizing that we each grieve differently. And while there is no one prescription for healing, Zenoff provides tools to practice the important aspects of grieving that are easily forgotten--self-compassion and self-care. The Unspeakable Loss doesn't flinch from the reality or pain caused by the death of a child, yet ultimately it is a book about the choice to embrace life, love, and joy again. As Zenoff writes in the Preface: "Our relationships with our children do not end with their deaths. Our relationships change, they're transformed, but our children will always be with us."

A Grace Disguised

How the Soul Grows through Loss

Author: Jerry L. Sittser

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310319447

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 7112

An expanded edition of this classic book on grief and loss—with a new preface and epilogue.Loss came suddenly for Jerry Sittser. In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. While most of us will not experience such a catastrophic loss in our lifetime, all of us will taste it. And we can, if we choose, know as well the grace that transforms it.A Grace Disguised plumbs the depths of sorrow, whether due to illness, divorce, or the loss of someone we love. The circumstances are not important; what we do with those circumstances is. In coming to the end of ourselves, we can come to the beginning of a new life—one marked by spiritual depth, joy, compassion, and a deeper appreciation of simple blessings.

History of a Suicide

My Sister's Unfinished Life

Author: Jill Bialosky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439101949

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7804

The author presents an account of her sister's suicide, and the lifelong impact that the suicide has had on her own life and the lives of the other members of her family.