Not many books have been written to help the grieving son or daughter deal with the new reality of a deceased father. Smith has combined personal stories from Frederick Buechner, Norman Vincent Peale, Corrie ten Boom, James Dobson, and many other well- known people to help others through their grieving process.
|Publisher:||Augsburg Fortress, Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
Harold Ivan Smith is the author of many books including On Grieving the Death of a Father, Grieving the Death of a Friend, Singles Ask and I Wish Someone Understood My Divorce. A former funeral director, he is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and leader of seminars on grief and spirituality. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
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On Grieving The Death Of A Father based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This is a book that I buy several copies of at a time and then give them away as they are needed by friends, family and sometimes even strangers. And now it is my turn to need it.
Reason to read this book,is qooates like this,"a son loses his hero,a daughter loses her first love." So true.
I have not read this book; I chose it, based on reviews from other readers who had experienced grief similar to that of two of my nieces. My father died nearly 28 years ago, and the loss remains; for my nieces, the time frame is this: one lost her father (one of my brothers) almost two years ago, and the other lost her father (one of my brothers) almost six months ago. It's good to have help understanding what you're feeling, and it's important to know that (a) you're not alone;(b) you're not crazy, and (c) you will always grieve the loss of this person--just in different ways as time goes on. From what I can tell,this author understands.