Praying Our Goodbyes

A Spiritual Companion Through Life's Losses and Sorrows
Author: Joyce Rupp

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: May 1, 2009

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With more than 250,000 copies sold, this new edition of Joyce Rupp’s most popular book offers a fresh opportunity for readers to reflect, ritualize, and reorient themselves as they navigate life’s inevitable changes.

Everyone has unique goodbyes—times of losing someone or something that has given life meaning and value. With the touch of a poet, Joyce Rupp offers her wisdom on “these experiences of leaving behind and moving on, the stories of union and separation that are written in all our hearts.” Praying Our Goodbyes, Rupp says, is about the spirituality of change.

It is a book for anyone who has experienced loss, whether a job change, the end of a relationship, the death of a loved one, a financial struggle, a mid-life crisis, or an extended illness. It is designed to help readers reflect, ritualize, and re-orient themselves—to help heal the hurts caused by goodbyes and the anxieties encountered when one season of life ends and another begins.

Product Details

Pages: 192

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781594712050

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “One of the best.”

    “Joyce Rupp is one of the best Christian spiritual guides writing today.”

    Rev. James Martin, S.J.

  • “Clear and practical guidance.”

    “Joyce Rupp has the remarkable ability to help people find God in their everyday experience. Her writing offers clear and practical guidance for all who are on the journey of faith.”

    Br. Robert R. Bimonte, F.S.C.
    Executive Director
    NCEA Elementary Department

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Preface to the New Edition
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