A resource for family, friends, ministers, caregivers, and colleagues The path to grief recovery. . .
This valuable resource guide provides practical information for people who are grieving and the people who support them. Material is presented in an easy-to-read format for quick reference and features: Tips for planning funerals and wakes Sample sympathy letters appropriate for a variety of grief situations "Do" and "don't" lists for family and friends of the grieving Helpful lists of pertinent planning details Information on helping children grieve A comprehensive list of publications and organizations that provide grief support
"After twenty years of ministering to the bereaved and consulting other ministers, this is the first comprehensive book that I would recommend to those who grieve and minister. This truly is a text for life."
--Deacon Ray Deabel, president-elect, National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved
"Reading this book adds to my insight into grief after forty years of -medical practice. I strongly recommend it for grieving families and the professionals who assist them."
--Thomas S. Patricoski, M.D., family physician, former chief of staff, Little Company of Mary Hospital
"An essential reference, written in laymen's language. This book is a great service to the grieving."
--Martha Burke Tressler, bereavement ministry coordinator, Family Ministries Office, Archdiocese of Chicago