Reality Grief Hope

Pointing out striking correlations between the catastrophe of 9/11 and the destruction of ancient Jerusalem, Brueggemann shows how the prophetic biblical response to that crisis was truth-telling in the face of ideology, grief in the face ...

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802870728

Category: Religion

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Pointing out striking correlations between the catastrophe of 9/11 and the destruction of ancient Jerusalem, Brueggemann shows how the prophetic biblical response to that crisis was truth-telling in the face of ideology, grief in the face of denial, and hope in the face of despair. He argues that the same prophetic responses are urgently required from us now if we are to escape the deathliness of denial and despair. --from publisher description
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Reality Grief Hope

It is instead a rather brutal abstraction from reality. The abstraction has proved to be magnificent in its intellectual power and practical ... Canon and Creed (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2010), 120. 154 reality, grief, hope.

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467440363

Category: Religion

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Walter Brueggemann is one of the most highly regarded Old Testament scholars of our time; talk-show host Krista Tippett has even called him "a kind of theological rock star." In this new book Brueggemann incisively probes our society-in-crisis from the ground up. Pointing out striking correlations between the catastrophe of 9/11 and the destruction of ancient Jerusalem, Brueggemann shows how the prophetic biblical response to that crisis was truth-telling in the face of ideology, grief in the face of denial, and hope in the face of despair. He argues that the same prophetic responses are urgently required from us now if we are to escape the deathliness of denial and despair. Brueggemann’s Reality, Grief, Hope boldly confronts the dominant forces of our time, taking on principalities and powers that vie for our souls, and calls the church to courageous action.
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Design Realities

Brueggemann, W. (2014) Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks, William B. Erdeerdmans Publishing Company, Cambridge, UK, p. 159. Ibid., pp. 88,159. Ibid., p. 128. DESIS (2017) Network of Design for Social Innovation and ...

Author: Stuart Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429950681

Category: Architecture

Page: 342

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Design Realities explores a wide range of topics on creativity, design and spiritual well-being. Using critique, rational inquiry and personal reflection, Stuart Walker looks squarely at our contemporary condition, demonstrates how current assumptions and material expectations are becoming untenable and, most importantly, offers constructive new directions that are feasible, spiritually enriching, and hopeful. Comprising short essays, lyrical pieces, photo studies and longer discourses, this book takes us on a highly readable and enjoyable journey through some of the most pressing issues of our time. The innovative, intuitive format makes these topics readily accessible, while providing much food for thought about the changing nature of creativity in today’s world. Written by a leading thinker in the field, this highly original book offers readers something to ponder, discuss, contest and build upon.
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The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible

Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Prophetic Tasks. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2014. Byron, Gay, and Vanessa Lovelace, eds. Womanist Interpretations of the Bible: Expanding the Discourse. Semeia Studies. Atlanta, GA: SBL Press, 2016.

Author: Susanne Scholz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190077501

Category: Religion

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The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible brings together 37 essential essays written by leading international scholars, examining crucial points of analysis within the field of feminist Hebrew Bible studies. Organized into four major areas - globalization, neoliberalism, media, and intersectionality - the essays collectively provide vibrant, relevant, and innovative contributions to the field. The topics of analysis focus heavily on gender and queer identity, with essays touching on African, Korean, and European feminist hermeneutics, womanist and interreligious readings, ecofeminist and animal biblical studies, migration biblical studies, the role of gender binary voices in evangelical-egalitarian approaches, and the examination of scripture in light of trans women's voices. The volume also includes essays examining the Old Testament as recited in music, literature, film, and video games. The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible charts a culturally, hermeneutically, and exegetically cutting-edge path for the ongoing development of biblical studies grounded in feminist, womanist, gender, and queer perspectives.
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With God on Our Side

However, the vestiges of hope that arise out of prophetic preaching impede full despondency of the nation.18 Hope surfaces when a countercultural community stands in opposition of the royal ... Brueggemann, Reality, Grief, Hope, 119.

Author: Steven Felix-Jager

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498231794

Category: Religion

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Rock and roll is more than just music. Rock is a culture and an ideology, which carries its own ethos. It is forcefully countercultural and exists as a bane in the sight of dominant Western culture. As rock engages and critiques culture, it invariably encounters issues of meaning that are existential and theological. A transformational theology of rock begins with those existential and theological issues raised by and within rock music. With God On Our Side attempts to respond to these queries in a way that is faithful to the work of the kingdom of God on earth by mining our long theological tradition and seeing what cohesive responses can be made to the issues raised by rock music. At its best, rock acknowledges there is something wrong with the world, raises awareness of marginalized voices, and offers an alternative mode of existence within our present reality. By teasing out the theological issues found in rock music, this book synthesizes the findings to create a distinctive cultural theology that is sensitive to the plight of the marginalized in the West. In this way, the book offers a way forward towards a transformational theology of rock and roll.
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Innovation Theology

Mourning is a primary process of the prophetic where realities of change impress and express both loss and truth. ... the illusion of ideology, • grieve the loss(es) that can no longer be denied, and • discover hope amid the despair.

Author: Lanny Vincent

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532608698

Category: Religion

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Innovation Theology: A Biblical Inquiry and Exploration invites seminary leaders to explore an uncharted territory--theology for innovating. This unexplored terrain of practical and applied theology holds gems of substantive and practical wisdom for innovating in the marketplace, society, and church. Innovation Theology brings theological perspectives to the challenges of innovating and promises to transform how we make sense of change and where (and why) we choose to innovate. Innovation Theology makes the case that God continues to create and continues to invite us, through change, to co-create new value for others (i.e., innovate). Innovation Theology explores where discovery, invention, and value creation intersect (or not) with the intentions of God. Not to be confused with workplace spirituality, business ethics, or critiques of technology, theology for innovating can encourage scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to aim their innovating toward the common good, not just in response to the invisible hand of the market. Innovation Theology invites us to make meaning before money, aim for plumb lines before bottom lines, and reattach extrinsic to intrinsic value. The one for whom all things are possible is interested, invested, and engaged in innovating. Are we innovating with him, or not?
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Prophecy Today

... bringing them together by identifying with/connecting with/be in solidarity with/pastorally concerned about/care for those whom God cares for; the preacher's discernment to pick up on the prophetic moments of reality, grief and hope ...

Author: Hermen Kroesbergen

Publisher: Digital on Demand

ISBN: 9781868045006

Category: Religion

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In Prophecy today: reflections from a Southern African context, a group of theologians and scholars of religion from Zambia and South Africa reflects upon these questions. Anthropologists, Biblical scholars, practical theologians and others shine their light on what prophecy can mean today in this context. This book aims at stimulating a continuing Southern African discourse on this very interesting and relevant aspect of Christianity in our region. The book consists of 15 different articles by well-known scholars and has been ably compiled and edited by Dr Hermen Kroesbergen, lecturer in Systematic Theology and Philosophy of Religion at Justo Mwale University, Lusaka, Zambia.
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Preaching Like the Prophets

Brueggemann, Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks, 33–34. ... Grieving the loss of that Christian nation, they put their hope in the revival of an American Christian nation rather than in God's new reality, ...

Author: Robert A. Carlson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532613357

Category: Religion

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The Old Testament prophets are a neglected treasury of biblical examples for pastoral preaching. Too often the prophets are misunderstood as focusing on future or social justice issues. This book shows that the prophets are essentially preachers--very good ones--whom we must learn from. By comparing recent rhetorical analysis of the prophets to some of the best of current preaching literature, this book shows that the prophets preached the way that we ought to preach. It will help you to hear the prophets the same way that a pastor benefits from listening to a seasoned and exceptionally gifted preacher. We can benefit not only from what the prophets say but how they say it. By seeing how the prophets grab and keep their listeners, how they enhance clarity and relevancy, how they make truth come alive and how they persevere in their ministry, you too can learn to preach like the prophets.
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Jesus Christ My Hope in Grief

I prayed and waited, hoping to hear that my precious son had been revived and that he was alive. I prayed to no avail; God's appointed time had become my son's reality. In the midst of my denial, God became my sustainer and greatly ...

Author: Rita Carr

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 9781621368106

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Walking Through Grief With Jesus by Your Side A new journey begins when a loved one dies; life will never be the same again. But your loss also becomes a journey of discovery, as you find your way forward. This workbook will guide you as you walk through Psalm 23's "valley of the shadow of death." Sharing lessons learned through the loss of her adult son, Victor, Rita Carr helps you find your way through thickets of grief, anger, and depression. Personal experience, biblical insight, and inspiring prayers point the way ahead to renewed hope and peace.
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A Primer on Innovation Theology

... love also has to do with matters of justice and righteousness, even truth and reality. love and success are two words that do not necessarily comfortably reside with each other. ... Brueggemann, Reality, Grief, Hope, 157.

Author: Lanny Vincent

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532608797

Category: Religion

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What does innovation have in common with theology? More than you might think. Both are ways people attempt to make sense. Both have to do with value and knowledge creation. Both have much to say about change and how we respond to it (or not). And both affect human culture and physical realities with implications for generations to come. A Primer on Innovation Theology explores the territory where innovating and theology intersect. At this intersection, the Primer pours a theological foundation for innovators who aim to create new value for the common good, realize sustainable more than acquisitive value, and pursue generous and just relationships more than merely transactional ones. Adapted from the larger, original volume Innovation Theology: A Biblical Inquiry and Exploration, A Primer is intended for lay audiences, especially innovators, intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, and investors who are theologically curious about their own roles and responsibilities. Change is unrelenting. How we choose to respond can insolate, insulate, or innovate. If we choose to innovate, our aim is to create new value for others. The success and failure of these aims may reveal whether we are innovating where the plumb lines of God may be more important than the bottom lines of our efforts, in other words, in the company of God.
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Love Grief Hope

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Author: Ann Bilott

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452071428

Category: Poetry

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I have shared my poems with a very select few of my friends and it was their encouragement that pushed me to publish my thoughts. I feel that writing has led me to hope and hope has such a cumulative effect in all of our lives. My writing is extracted from life experiences that are common to all of us. So take a breath and say it's never too late to nurture your spirit, that's what my poems have done for me, I hope they do the same for you.
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Turning to the World

I hear widespread rejoicing and a renewed awakening of hope as directives promulgated by Vatican II are increasingly gaining ascendency. ... 2 Brueggemann, Prophetic Imagination; Brueggemann, Reality, Grief, Hope. xviii Remi J. De Roo.

Author: Carl N. Still

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773556225

Category: Religion

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The Second Vatican Council (1962–1965) was a watershed event in the history of the Catholic Church, a critical self-examination that sought at once to rediscover the most ancient sources of Christian thought and practice and to bring these traditions into the modern world. While few question the idealism and vision of Vatican II, its legacy is contested. Has the Catholic Church fulfilled the promise of the council? Has it successfully reclaimed the scriptural call to justice? Has it truly shifted its gaze to the "joys and hopes, grief and anguish" of our troubled world? Reflecting on both the vision of the council and its uneven reception, Turning to the World ponders the impact of Vatican II on interreligious dialogue, peace-building, and care for the environment. Focusing specifically on the Canadian and Latin American experiences, contributors work from diverse disciplinary perspectives to examine developments in the Catholic Church's understanding of freedom, conscience, and the common good. The volume also appraises the effects of the Church's turn to the world in its hope to voice the pressing needs of the human family, especially in contexts of great poverty and injustice and among peoples adversely affected by the modern and postmodern economies of greed. Exploring the legacy of Vatican II, Turning to the World offers a unique perspective on the influence, reception, developments, and applications of the council from the 1960s to the teachings of Pope Francis.
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Hope Healing for Transcending Loss

Many people believe that grief is a process that is completed within a few weeks or months. In reality, grief is a lifelong process that will change and evolve over time. As with any process, it must unfold. You cannot know anything but ...

Author: Ashley Davis Bush LCSW

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781573246675

Category: Self-Help

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Ashley Davis Bush published Transcending Loss (Berkley) in 1997. Since then she has grown her Transcending Loss brand by becoming a sought-after speaker for professional conferences and by reaching out directly to the bereaved through online communities where she has established tens of thousands of followers. In her new book Hope & Healing for Transcending Loss, Davis Bush offers daily readings--bite-sized lifelines and glimpses of hope for those coping with the death of a loved one. It comprises a brief introduction, a brief conclusion, and 365 daily meditations, plus a few additional pieces for particularly difficult occasions like death date, birth date, anniversary, holidays, and more. Scattered throughout are calming photographs for further contemplation or stillness. Davis Bush's writings focus on normalizing and validating the incredibly painful process of grieving. She offers a compassionate perspective on staying connected to the deceased, focusing on love, living with gratitude, channeling pain to compassion, transcending loss, making meaning, and living into a new self.
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Commonwealth and Covenant

Reality, Grief, Hope. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014. Bruni, L. The Wound and the Blessing: Economics, Relationships, and Happiness. Translated by N. M. Brennen. Hyde Park, N.Y.: New City Press, 2012. Bruni, L., and S. Zamagni.

Author: Marcia Pally

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467445382

Category: Religion

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In Commonwealth and Covenant Marcia Pally argues that in order to address current socioeconomic problems, we need not more economic formulas but rather a better understanding of how the world is set up — an ontology of how we and the world work. Without this, good proposals that arise lack political will and go unimplemented. Pally describes our basic setup as “separability-amid-situatedness” or “distinction-amid-relation.” Though we are all unique individuals, we become our singular selves through our relations and responsibilities to the people and environments around us. Pally argues that our culture’s overemphasis on “separability” — individualism run amok — results in greed, adversarial and deceitful political discourse and chicanery, resource grabbing, broken relationships, and anomie. Maintaining that separability and situatedness can and must be considered together in public policy, Pally draws on intellectual history, philosophy, and — especially — historic Christian and Jewish theologies of relationality to construct a new framework for addressing present economic and political ills.
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The Prophetic Imagination

Hopeful Imagination: Prophetic Voices in Exile (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1986); Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014); The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipatory ...

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506449319

Category: Religion

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A classic text in biblical theology--still relevant for today and tomorrow. In this 40th anniversary edition of the classic text from one of the most influential biblical scholars of our time, Walter Brueggemann, offers a theological and ethical reading of the Hebrew Bible. He finds there a vision for the community of God whose words and practices of lament, protest and complain give rise to an alternative social order that opposes the "totalism" of the day. Brueggemann traces the lines from the radical vision of Moses to the solidification of royal power in Solomon to the prophetic critique of that power with a new vision of freedom in the prophets. Linking Exodus to Kings to Jeremiah to Jesus, he argues that the prophetic vision not only embraces the pain of the people, but creates an energy and amazement based on the new thing that God is doing. This edition builds off the revised and updated 2001 edition and includes a new afterword by Brueggemann and a new foreword by Davis Hankins.
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Solus Jesus

Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014. Bruce, F.F. Paul Apostle of the Heart Set Free. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1977. Bubbio, Paolo Diego. Intellectual Sacrifice and Other ...

Author: Emily Swan

Publisher: Front Edge Publishing

ISBN: 9781641800181

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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If you read one book this year about the future of Christianity, then choose this book. Five hundred years ago the Protestant Reformation claimed the Bible as the authoritative guide for Christian living (“Sola Scriptura!” Only Scripture!). In this groundbreaking work, Emily Swan and Ken Wilson claim the authority of the church is shifting back to where it should be: in Jesus (Solus Jesus!). As co-founders of Blue Ocean Faith, Swan and Wilson are pioneering what it means to be post-evangelical—post-Protestant, even—in a time when such re-imagining is desperately needed. Solus Jesus not only grapples with the authority question in Christianity, but also provides a massive re-think of traditional atonement theories. Leaning on the work of René Girard, they conclude that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus together reveal a completely good, non-violent God who is on the side of the oppressed and scapegoated of this world. As a work of queer theology, the book is intersectional in its understanding of justice, and invites readers to reconsider our understanding of what it means to follow Jesus. This book is timely, to say the least. For Christians looking for guidance on how to address distressing issues of injustice; for help understanding how they can faithfully follow Jesus and love their neighbors as themselves; and for practices for how to experience the living Jesus and his Spirit of love—Solus Jesus is the book for you. “Born in a cauldron of faith and pain, Solus Jesus: A Theology of Resistance is a highly original, deeply provocative first stab at a post-evangelical, post-‘gay debate’ pastoral theology,” writes David P. Gushee, author of Changing Our Mind and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University. “Drawing from personal experience and those who have long carved out theologies far from power, Swan and Wilson show how Solus Jesus can open a portal to the divine communion that is possible between all people,” writes Deborah Jian Lee, author of Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism. “Ken and Emily’s book is loving and courageous, compelling and convicting, scholarly and personal all at once. … This book held up a mirror to my heart, asking me to forsake my anxious need for certainty, to repent of all the rivalries that cripple me, and to rest again like a child, at the breast of a God in whose fierce and fearless love there is home for us all,” writes the Rev. Susan K. Bock of Grace Episcopal Church in Mount Clemens, Michigan. “Solus Jesus challenges us to see the authoritative Jesus in a fresh light, so that his life, message, death, and rising summon us to live in a new way as individuals and congregations,” writes Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration. “Around the world, tension and conflict are signaling a shift in our socio-political conditions. To remain relevant, Christianity must have a response to this moment. Grounding themselves in their lived experience, Ken and Emily are leaning into the conversation and offering a powerful response to the travails of our time. A must-read for Christians looking to discern where the Spirit is leading us in the 21st Century,” writes Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, AME Church Planter, Boston.
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Religious Life in the 21st Century

Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. Bucko, Adam, and Rory McEntee. 2015. The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.

Author: O'Murchu, Diarmuid

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608336562

Category: Religion

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This seminal work surveys the historical rise and fall of religious orders and congregations and reveals an unfolding pattern that gives hope for the present and future.
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Into Your Hand

Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgen Prophetic Tasks. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014. Embracing the Transformation. Edited by K. C. Hanson. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013. Truth Speaks to Power: The Countercultural Nature of Scripture.

Author: Brueggemann Walter

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334054153

Category: Religion

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This set of seven sermons follows the traditional church sequence of utterances that the gospel narratives place on the lips of Jesus. They connect that reality of faith and abuse in our contemporary world of concentrated, ruthless power.
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Hope Help for the Widow

Jan shares her own story and the stories of others as she provides helpful insights for widows.

Author: Jan Sheble

Publisher: Living Ink Books

ISBN: 0899571417

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 153

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Jan shares her own story and the stories of others as she provides helpful insights for widows.
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Grieving with Hope

Grieving with Hope had me at the very first page when the authors said, 'You are to be commended for using the precious little energy you have to read this book, because if you're grieving the death of a loved one or friend, you may feel ...

Author: Samuel J IV Hodges

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441234339

Category: Religion

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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.
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