When I began reading “Experiencing a Loss of a Family Member” by H. Norman Wright, I was thinking this would be a good book to have on hand to give to someone who had experienced that loss. In addition, I thought it would be good information to know so I might be of help to someone else, or possibly in dealing with a future loss.
This book covers topics like the loss of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, friend and even pets. The author gives insight to how to help children deal with grief and gives practical examples of ways to answer those tough questions that they might have. There are also areas in the book to answer questions that are targeted at helping you to identify feelings that may keep you from moving forward after a loss.
What really caught my attention was that much of the advice could also relate to the grieving process as the result of a loss of relationship, even if that person is still alive. Although the author doesn’t discuss that aspect, many of the feelings he includes in the book I could relate to from a personal experience.
I think I’m going to hang on to this book for myself. If I have someone I know that I think would benefit from it, I’ll get them a copy of their own.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.