Brilliant (non-depressing, helpful) book on grief
“We can’t grieve until we’re able to recognise our love for what is lost. Then comes the process of learning to love what remains” – Beth Allen Slevcove
This book is remarkable – a book about grief that’s personal yet intelligent; rigorous yet highly readable; honest about grief yet positive. She writes engagingly, interweaving her own experience with good psychological and emotional wisdom, and because she’s a qualified Spiritual Director, her creative exercises and prayer suggestions at the end of each chapter are incredibly helpful and transformative.
It’s good for people who’ve experienced any loss at all (e.g. job, hopes, health etc), not just the death of a friend or relative. She’s someone who has been into the pit and out the other side, and it drips with gentleness and heavenly wisdom. Highly recommended.