The Spirituality of Grief: Ten Practices for Those Who Remain

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About the Author

Fran Tilton Shelton is a founder and president of Faith & Grief, a nonprofit that provides opportunities for comfort and hope to those who have experienced the death of a loved one. She is a spiritual director and earned her doctor of ministry degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has served in the Presbyterian Church (USA) for over two decades and is currently a parish associate at First Presbyterian Church in Dallas. The author of No Winter Lasts Forever, Shelton is a member of Spiritual Directors International and has been recognized by Faith Hospice and Forefront Living Foundation for her impact on those experiencing grief.


"The Spirituality of Grief is a pragmatic, intelligent, and heartfelt guide that will benefit anyone wandering through the journey of loss." --Rabbi Steve Leder, New York Times-bestselling author of The Beauty of What Remains and For You When I Am Gone

"Fran Tilton Shelton provides compassionate understanding and offers effective spiritual practices to bring peace into turmoil, light into darkness, and calm into the storm." --Jan Warner, author of Grief Day by Day

"This is the grief resource I didn't know I was longing for. An offering of love, experience, and practical tools, it feels like a conversation with a wise and trusted friend witnessing our grief and inviting us into a more expansive and inclusive spirituality that both supports and heals." --Zeena Regis, faith outreach and engagement manager, Compassion & Choices

"The Spirituality of Grief is a balm of comfort, written by someone who is well acquainted with the beautiful burden of grief and well equipped to walk as a companion with anyone on the long journey of sorrow. In reading this book, I had the profound sense of both seeing and being seen." --Amanda Held Opelt, songwriter and author of A Hole in the World

"Carrying the sorrow of a loved one's death will not end by reading this soon-to-be classic, but you will learn to carry grief differently. Fran Tilton Shelton equips us to lift our grief in ways that prevent us from falling under its weight. Combining the latest in academic research with case studies, spiritual exercises, and personal narrative, Shelton focuses on bereavement and the spirituality that can sustain us. She is a tender guide into a love stronger than death and into a way that we can love--even in separation." --Dr. Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner, professor of pastoral care and pastoral theology at Perkins School of Theology

"If you are looking for someone who puts heartbreaking loss into conversation with the practices of faith--if you are looking for a companion who will walk alongside you with grace, humor, and hope--your search is over. This book is a gift." --Dr. Scott Black Johnston, pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

"A beautiful book that is both practical and personal, sure to be a welcome guide for those who find themselves lost and awash in grief." --Rev. Nathan Carlin, PhD, director of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics