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Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (29 of 29)
Location: Bucks, UK
 

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Worst Loss: How Families Heal from the Death of a &hellip by Barbara D Rosof
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Worst Loss, 16 July 2008
The Worst Loss: How Families Heal from the Death of a Child
I lost my only child, my twenty-two year old son, two and a half years ago from a mystery illness. I have read numerous books about dying, the afterlife and bereavment. One of the hardest aspects of losing my child has been the attitude and expectation of others. No one, unless a bereaved parent themselves, can understand the magnitude of such a loss and how it is a loss from which one can never recover. In the end we have to learn to live with the gap in our lives and somehow find a way through.
I found this book, lent to me by a friend, a huge comfort to… Read more
Lion's Tooth by Mariegold Heron
Lion's Tooth by Mariegold Heron
This is a book to be dipped into and the poems reveal aspects of the poet's life that are intriguing and leave the reader wanting to know more. She deals with the tragic loss of her son and her own approaching old age and fragility very movingly. Some of her poems are vey visual and conjure up atmosphere extremely well. A little gem.
God of the Valley: A Journey Through Grief by Steve Griffiths
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I lost my only child, my son aged twenty-two, nearly two years ago. Of all the books I devoured at the time, desperate to try to make sense of what had happened, Steve Griffiths book was the one that stood out. My son was a committed Christian, planning to enter the church as an ordained minister.
This book, although it deals with the loss of the author's wife and sister, and not a child, both helped and comforted me. So much so that I have purchased more copies to lend or give away to those struggling with grief and pain. I could identify with so much of what Steve Griffiths wrote, particularly his chapter on anger and about unanswered prayer and his comments about the unwritten… Read more