Tackling one of life’s greatest mysteries, Rabbi Ben Kamin examines the diverse ways we mourn the death of a loved one. Drawn from his 40-plus years of counseling the bereaved, Kamin uses parables and stories to provide thoughtful insights on how to encounter and endure heartbreaking loss. He further stresses the importance of addressing grief in the present moment or risk harming our physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
- Rabbi Kamin offers solace and spiritual guidance on how to mourn in a productive and healthy way.
- A simple spiritual guide for those looking for reassurance about how to live and move forward after a loved one dies.
- Appeals to a wide range of listeners with an agnostic “spiritual not religious” narrative.
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Moving and Healing
Loosing the strongest woman I know, my Gram, to Alzheimer's a little over a month ago, hit me harder than I expected. This book helped me through my guilt of not being with her the moment she left and helped me realize the blessings I had the last week with her. I wasn't expecting the amount of memories triggered or emotions that flooded over me. Some of which were from past losses I hadn't fully processed over the years. I cried almost every time I listened, but they were healing tears, sometimes even happy tears from fond memories flowed. (Good thing I listened on the way home and not to work). I especially liked the references to traditions of different faiths without condemning any or pushing any as the true answer. The Rabbi's stories and experiences helps one not feel alone and relate to many experiences with loss, not just death. I highly recommend this book to anyone!
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The Blessing of Sorrow is so well-written. It is the kind of book that makes sense of an otherwise devastating experience most of us inevitably endure- the loss of a loved one. It helped me better understand the process of healing. It changed my perspective on the ever-evolving culture surrounding death, grief, & Beyond. GREAT READ!
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