Now That You've Gone Home

Now That You've Gone Home

Courage and Comfort for Times of Grief 

Author: Joyce Hutchison

Author: Joyce Rupp

Price: $12.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-215-9

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: September 1, 2009

More Death and Dying, Personal Growth, Spirituality


Building on the success of May I Walk You Home? (50,000 copies sold since 1999), this collection of twenty-five stories of loss picks up where the first book left off, helping readers to navigate the bewildering landscape of grief once a loved one has died. Each story by hospice educator Joyce Hutchison is complemented by prayers and meditations composed by Joyce Rupp, best-selling author and spiritual guide. Together, co-authors Rupp and Hutchison address some of the more difficult issues that come with the loss of a loved one, including remarriage and feelings of relief/regret.

Also by Joyce Rupp and available from the Servite Bookstore are The Heart of Compassion (CD) and The Heart of Compassion (DVD).


"Unique and profound."

"By combining storytelling with prayer and reflection, Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp take us through the grieving process in both a unique and profound way."

Mauryeen O'Brien, O.P., Author Gentle Keeping

"A wealth of wisdom and comfort."

"No one speaks more clearly than Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp about grief. They address hard questions in a gentle manner that brings hope and courage. Worth its weight in gold, this book shares a wealth of wisdom and comfort."

Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Patterson, Executive Director
Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministries

"Affirmation, solace, and guidance."

"Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp have done it again! The stories in Now That You’ve Gone Home offer affirmation, solace, and guidance for the many concerns and questions grievers experience. When we read the varied ways God’s healing power has touched the lives of other grievers, it is easier to see our Beloved’s presence in our own lives."

Nancy Reeves, Coauthor of Gifts of the Eucharist

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Also by Joyce Hutchison