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Chronic pain, illness, and disability take so much away. Sometimes it seems as though they take everything we have ever loved and held dear.

Our physical abilities and our jobs. Our current passions and future dreams. Our finances and our friends. Our sense of community and our ability to engage the world in ways we could before.

Chronic pain takes away our sense of self and who we always thought ourselves to be. How in the world are we supposed to deal with this fact?

In this book, I hope to teach you how to mourn your losses - everything that pain, illness, and disability has taken away. I hope to teach you what to do when life is empty and filled with grief. I hope to point you to the god who gives us Himself when nothing else in life makes sense.

©2016 Esther Smith (P)2016 Sarah Carleton

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A Clear Understanding of Chronic Pain!

When Chronic Pain & Illness Take Everything Away: How to Mourn Our Losses' by Ether Smith.
Genre: Self Help & Christian.

About the Book: The author explains her personal journey of chronic pain and loss. She also provides examples of how other's lives have dramatically changed due to chronic pain and illness. In addition, the book provides tips to support you through your loss of self via Christianity.

My Review: The author provides powerful and accurate descriptions of what it is like to suffer from incurable chronic pain. There are too many books out there that use Toxic Positivity and Inspiration Porn. Yet, this book shows the genuine brutality of the ongoing grief a person can experience with chronic pain. I applaud the author for showing this awareness.
You will gain the most out of this book if you are Christian. I am not religious but I am not an atheist either. I still found some of the tips helpful yet not all as many of the tips are heavily based in the Bible and the belief of Christian faith. Yet, I am still giving this book full marks as the author clearly states that the content is religious.

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  • Tara M.
  • 05-12-19

I am a spouse of chronic pain

My husband has been battling chronic pain for years with no answers. Nobody knows why he is in pain so we don't have answers to if or how to treat him. It has dramatically effected our family. This book helped me understand what he is going through so I can help him on his journey. It also helped me rekindle my faith looking at this from a different perspective.

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  • Say What
  • 13-04-19

Well Done!

First chapter does a great job of explaining what it's like to live with chronic pain.

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  • 03-04-18

When chronic pain and illness take everything away

To much about god not enough about self worth
But still a good book to Listen to

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