The inevitability of death in our broken world means that grief and mourning are a normal part of the human experience. Too often, though, this normal journey of grief is cut short by a culture intent on pretending bad things don't really happen. In A Road Too Short for the Long Journey, readers are invited to consider how we might travel this road of mourning with those who grieve and how we might join them as partners in a reorientation of the world experienced through loss. ""A Road Too Short for the Long Journey is a poignantly engaging work. It is an important contribution that aids in the understanding of one of life's most momentous tasks: navigating significant loss. Openly vulnerable and unmistakably authentic, the personal encounters with grief disclosed by the book's contributors allow its readers profound touchpoints with their own life-loss experiences. The knowledge provided alongside this personal narrative creates a powerful potential for transformative healing space."" --Cynthia McGrady, Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor, and Director of Marriage & Family Therapy at Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary ""This book is a gift. I value its practical wisdom and scholarly insight. Even more, I'm moved by the deep honesty and sensitivity with which it explores grief as a dimension of human experience. Reading the real-life stories it contains is a holy exercise, a rare invitation to listen to the voices of those whose lives have been touched indelibly by loss. This volume has enhanced my ministry and enriched my humanity."" --Cory Seibel, Pastor of Lifelong Faith Formation, Central Baptist Church, Edmonton; Affiliate Professor, Taylor Seminary Quentin P. Kinnison, is Associate Professor of Christian Ministry & Leadership and the division chair of the Biblical & Religious Studies division at Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California. He is author of Transforming Pastoral Leadership (2016) and coauthor with Julie M. Lane of Welcoming Children with Special Needs: Empowering Christian Special Education through Purpose, Policies, and Procedures (2014).