Help and hope for an unexpected journey.
Do real Christians commit suicide? Yes, they do. And for those left behind, the journey following such a tragedy is unbearably painful. Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love is a compassionate and practical guide that addresses the intensely personal issues of survivors of suicide (SOS). This gentle and faith-affirming resource helps survivors know what to expect, especially during the first year following a suicide. It includes personal stories of survivors and suggestions on how to move beyond survival to live life again. Designed for use by individuals, couples, and SOS groups, this book offers help for parents, siblings, friends, and extended families, as well as practical guidelines for pastors, Christian counselors, and other church leaders. Topics include:
©2009 David B. Biebel, Suzanne L. Foster (P)2011 Zondervan
Yes, I have already listened to it twice, right after my son's suicide and again at the four month mark. The book is point on as to the journey of a suicide survivor and has practical guidance for me on my journey.
When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Both books talk about your faith struggle after losing a child or loved one.
Excellent book and reference!
Christa Castro Matcham
The most help and realistic book I have come across since I lost my husband to suicide in February. Informative, sensitive, and able to reach people from all angles of this tragedy. So glad to have found it!!!
There is some good advice in this book, but if you aren't a devout Christian, you'll have to hold your nose through the preaching and sermons. I was offended when they preached that life is pointless without god.
The Pricing Guy
Dealing with the suicide of someone you love is about as awful a situation as anyone might find themselves in. I read this to help a friend who's son committed suicide. This book really is outstanding at describing all of the manifestations and impacts of the suicide on a persons life and steps to walk through it. These are much broader than you might imagine. It is written from a Christian perspective, but the authors are not too heavy handed about it. I am an atheist, and mostly it was fine. I recommend the book to anyone with the misfortune of finding themselves or someone they care about in this situation. If you do, my heart goes out to you.
This was the second book I read on this topic. It has a Christian flare, but not extremely so, so there is no preaching.
I felt the experiences and, in essence, advice were good and understandable. Since the authors, unfortunately, experienced this themselves, they have a clear personal knowledge of the whole experience.
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