Everyone experiences losses. It might be the death of a loved one, a job change, a divorce, the end of a friendship, an extended health problem, financial instability, or a mid-life crisis. In Praying Our Goodbyes, Joyce Rupp helps readers reflect, ritualize, and reorient themselves - to help heal the hurts and anxieties caused by saying goodbye to one season of life and hello to another. Paperback.
Letting go of what we cherish is one of the hardest things we ever have to do. And that includes letting go of jobs, homes, relationships, good health, illusions, self-importance, and even loved ones. But unless we learn to say goodbye as well as hello, we are crippled by our suffering.
This tender and realistic book can be your personal guide to accepting our inevitable goodbyes even as it reminds us that when we are suffering most deeply, the seed of hope still lives within us. Discover the emotions that goodbyes awaken and turn to the twenty-four specific prayers designed to help you deal with nearly every imaginable kind of loss.
PRAYING OUR GOODBYES should not be kept for special occasions, however, for its poetic wisdom offers the means of enriching every day, of saying hello and goodbye to every precious moment of life.
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Ave Maria Press
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)