Nationally recognized grief educator and best-selling author Harold Ivan Smith distills over twenty-five years of teaching, writing, and consulting experience in ABCs of Healthy Grieving. First published in 2001 for local distribution by Shawnee Mission Medical Center, there are now over 12,000 copies in the hands of grieving people. This new edition by Ave Maria Press promises to reach tens of thousands more. Here is Harold Ivan Smith at his vintage best.
Seventy-two brief suggestions for healthy grieving, each two-pages in length and titled starting with a letter of the alphabet followed by an "I Can" statement, encourage those suffering the loss of a loved one to grow through grief spiritually and emotionally. One particular aspect of living with grief day-to-day is introduced with relevant quotes and short excerpts. Readers can read ABCs of Healthy Grieving cover to cover, or choose a single topic to help them through their day.
Harold Ivan Smith: An expert educator and presenter on the spiritual journey of grief and bereavement. Smith holds a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation from Asbury Theological Seminary and is a master wordsmith. He has authored many best-selling books on grief including Finding Your Way to Say Goodbye, A Decembered Grief, Grievers Ask, and Griefkeeping: Learning How Long Grief Takes.