colors of goodbye a memoir of holding on letting go and reclaiming joy in the wake of loss

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Colors Of Goodbye

Author : September Vaudrey
ISBN : 9781496412461
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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What happens after the worst happens? Before May 31, 2008, September Vaudrey’s life was beautiful. But on that day, with one phone call from the ER, her whole world—everything she knew and believed—was shaken to the core. Katie, her 19-year-old artist daughter, had been in a car accident and would not survive. How does a family live in the wake of devastating tragedy? When darkness colors every moment, is it possible to find light? Can God still be good, even after goodbye? With the depth of C. S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed and the poignancy of Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, Colors of Goodbye offers a moving glimpse into a mother’s heart. Combining literary narrative and raw reflection, September Vaudrey walks through one of life’s worst losses—the death of a child—and slowly becomes open to watching for the unexpected ways God carries her through it. It’s a story of love and tragedy in tandem; a deeply personal memoir from a life forever changed by one empty place. And at its core, Colors of Goodbye calls to the deepest part of our spirits to know that death is not the end . . . and that life can be beautiful still.

Broken Hallelujahs

Author : Beth Allen Slevcove
ISBN : 9780830899227
Genre : Religion
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The losses in our lives are both big and small, and cover a range of experiences. We leave home. We experience physical illness and disabilities. We struggle with vocation and finances. We may long for a spouse or child. We lose people we love to addiction or illness and death. All of these losses can build into questions and doubts about faith. We may experience depression or other mental health struggles. Where is God in the midst of our losses? In this book spiritual director Beth Slevcove shares stories from her own life about losses and struggles. Along the way, she offers distinctive spiritual practices that can guide us back to God and, in the end, to ourselves.

A Chosen Death

Author : Lonny Shavelson
ISBN : 9780684801001
Genre : Philosophy
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This text tells the stories of five terminally-ill people who seriously considered suicide as they were dying. It describes the emotional, spiritual and intellectual questions that each person faced as death neared.

In Lieu Of Flowers

Author : Nancy Howard Cobb
ISBN : 9780307426338
Genre : Religion
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“Grieving is as natural as breathing, for if we have lived and loved, surely we will grieve. . . .” Nancy Cobb meets death in the most vital of places–in the lives of everyday people–and in doing so has found a way to infuse this darkest subject with light. Her candor and refreshing perspective make the deaths of those she has loved–and death itself–a subject to explore rather than to avoid. Cobb’s personal experiences become a point of departure for what amounts to a longer conversation about loss. In telling stories about encounters with grief, Cobb opens us up to our own experiences, and she encourages us to accept and honor the “divine intersections” where the living meet the dying. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Honor Thy Children

Author : Molly Fumia
ISBN : 1573241989
Genre : Social Science
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The brave and inspirational story of a Japanese-American family's triumph in the face of the death of their three children, two to AIDS and a third the victim of a tragic drive-by shooting. Honor Thy Children chronicles the creation, devastation, and remarkable resurrections of the Nakatanis, a family that journeys from unimaginable grief to healing.

Reinventing Paul

Author : John G. Gager
ISBN : 0195150856
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Through an exhaustive analysis of Paul's letters to the Galatians and the Roman, illuminating answers are given to the key questions about the teachings of Paul.

Darkness Is My Only Companion

Author : Kathryn Greene-McCreight
ISBN : 9781587431753
Genre : Psychology
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A brave and compassionate look at mental illness that offers theological understanding and personal insights from author's experiences.

Autobiography Of A Spiritually Incorrect Mystic

Author : Osho
ISBN : 0312280718
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawn from the late provocative spiritualist's recorded talks, a portrait of his life and teachings covers his youth and education, his life as a professsor of philosophy, his years of travel during which he cited the importance of meditation, and the legacy he sought to leave behind. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Mary Magdalen

Author : Susan Haskins
ISBN : 1573225096
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A dramatic, thought-provoking portrait of one of the most compelling figures in early Christianity explores two thousand years of history, art, and literature to provide a close-up look at Mary Magdalen and her significance in Christian thought. Reissue.

The Invitational Life

Author : Steve Carter
ISBN : 0781413974
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"This Invitational Life" redeems the process of talking about what we believe, casting a vision for relational, non-threatening conversations that point people to Christ.

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