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ABCs of Healthy Grieving

ABCs of Healthy Grieving

A Companion for Everyday Coping 

Author: Harold Ivan Smith

Price: $12.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 176

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-127-5

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: May 1, 2007

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Losing a loved one is wrenching, and, in times of grief, wordy reading on healing offers little solace. In ABCs of Healthy Grieving, nationally recognized grief educator Harold Ivan Smith combines over twenty-five years of professional experience into seventy-two brief suggestions that treat particular aspects of living with grief day to day. Each suggestion starts with a letter of the alphabet and ends with an "I can" statement that offers both realistic hope and a goal toward which to strive. Readers can read ABCs of Healthy Grieving cover to cover or choose a single topic to help them through each day.


"A gentle pearl of wisdom on each page."

"A grieving heart is often best healed one step at a time. This book offers just that, with its easy-reading format and a gentle pearl of wisdom on each page. Jeffers and Smith demonstrate that the homework for a grieving person can be as profoundly simple as working through these ABCs. This book would make a thoughtful gift for anyone walking the path of loss and grief."

Sister Marsha Wilson, A.S.C., Coordinator
Catholic Hospital Ministry of Johnson County, Kansas

"A valuable resource."

"ABCs of Healthy Grieving has been very helpful to me and the families with whom I have shared it. Its gentle, spiritual guidance makes it a valuable resource for clergy, clinicians, and lay people alike."

Rabbi Joshua D. Kreindler, Chaplain
Jewish Federation of Broward County, Florida