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Author Smith, Harold Ivan, 1947-
Title When you don't know what to say : how to help your grieving friends / Harold Ivan Smith.
Imprint Kansas City, Mo. : Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, c2012.
Edition 2nd ed.
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 Main Collection  BV4330 .S575 2012    AVAILABLE


Call # BV4330 .S575 2012
Phys. Description 126 p. ; 18 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. ).
Contents Companions in the pain -- Grief sharing -- The hospitable grief sharer -- Padding the ropes for grievers -- Be there -- Offer gifted words -- Grant permission -- Receive laments and stories -- Applaud baby steps -- Volunteer for immediate initial presence -- Send cards and notes -- Remember in a tangible way -- Attend the rituals -- Pray -- Provide food: a basic of life -- Educate yourself about grief -- Know resources for referral -- Go to the grave or scattering area -- Recognize anniversary grief -- Observe memorial day -- Notice the children -- Give your grief a voice -- Conclusion: remember -- grief sharing is kingdom work.
Subject Church work with the bereaved.
Bereavement -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
ISBN 9780834127999 (pbk.)
0834127997 (pbk.)