Faith Doesn't Erase Grief: Embracing the Experience and Finding Hope
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Unequivocally the best book on grief I've ever read. This reaches far beyond a typical textbook. It is extremely practical in addressing, with insight and compassion, what I've witnessed as a pastoral practitioner for over thirty years. This quote is worth the price of the book, "Death steals a person, every facet of them; grief steals living from the survivor." I wish I had this powerful resource in my earlier years as a chaplain. Every Christian chaplain, and everyone experiencing grief, needs a copy.
Rev. Dr. Alan T. "Blues" Baker, CEO ChaplainCare and Rear Admiral, Chaplain Corps, US Navy (Retired)
Grief literacy is such a necessity, and Kate's intentional work brings her whole heart to the conversation with an invitation for each reader to embrace new understanding at the intersection of loss and faith.
Mandy Capehart, Restorative Grief: Embracing Our Losses Without Losing Ourselves
Grief is a long and winding road; a natural, but unpredictable journey. Meyer demystifies grief-the greatest cost of love-and invites her readers to discover life and faith anew. She is a practical guide whose clinical wisdom facilitates restored identities, awakens hopeful living, and resists death's desire to undo the gifts of love. Be empowered to befriend your grief.
Rev. Jaco J. Hamman, PhD, Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Kate Meyer has tackled a delicate topic with grace, giving the reader permission to feel grief that is free of guilt. Kate's writing style is beautiful and easy to understand. As a Christian and someone that has felt much discomfort with the comment, "They are in a better place," I appreciate Kate's candor and know that she is speaking with a loving heart to help ease that discomfort. In addition to being comforting, Faith Doesn't Erase Grief, is also filled with practical information about the stages of grief and healthy tools of emotional expression, just to name a few. As a therapist and executive director of a nonprofit counseling agency, I would recommend this book to anyone. Grief is a shared human experience and I think the true benefit would come from reading this book at any point in one's life.
Sarah Lewakowski, MA, LLP, Executive Director, Mosaic Counseling
This exquisite book by Kate Meyer invites the reader into a reflective, authentic intrapersonal journey that elicits insight and healing. She provides a thoughtful approach to integrating sound theology with the inevitable aspects of understanding how the mind and body can be affected by loss and bereavement. She offers depth, breadth, and substance to a topic that is often overlooked. I highly recommend this wonderful book that fosters awareness, empathy, compassion, since it is such a gift and faith offering to those who are blessed to engage with this important resource.
Dr. Catherine Mueller-Bell, LPC, PhD, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Kate Meyer's compassionate, empowering new book on grief invites readers to embrace a both/and approach to the journey of healing and of finding renewed hope. In a world plagued by either/or thinking, this holistic model is deeply life-giving and will bless many with its engaging format and well-laid out, inspiring process. A true gift for believers and seekers alike.
Rev. Elizabeth Testa, Women's Transformation and Leadership and Equity-Based Hospitality, Reformed Church of America