with warm, consoling, and practical guidance, Doug Manning addresses
the painful, often disorientation aftermath of the death of a
loved one, helping the bereaved cope with the emotions and confront
the decisions that are an inevitable part of this time of radical
life adjustment. Beginning with the premise that "grief is
not an enemy; it is a friend. It is the natural process of walking
through the hurt and growing through the walk," Manning helps
readers face up to grief, move through it, and learn to live again.
With the first shock of loss, a survivor is faced with what seems
like an overwhelming number of arrangements that must be made
immediately. Don't Take My Grief Away is a complete, helpful handbook
covering such important areas as the choice of a minister, family
dynamics during such stressful times, and personalizing the funeral
Doug Manning assists us to understand what happens when someone
dies, to accept it, and to face the feelings of loss, separation,
and even guilt that we experience in realistic yet healing way.
The author provides thoughtful advice for rebuilding a grief-shattered
life while taking to heart the valuable lessons death and mourning
impart to everyone.