Broken Hallelujahs: Learning to Grieve the Big and Small Losses of Life Read Online Free - 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.
|Title||:||Broken Hallelujahs: Learning to Grieve the Big and Small Losses of Life|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
August 22, 2017
I have mixed feelings about this book. The author tells her own stories of grief and shares the lessons she learned of how to deal with it. Overall, the writing style is very intuitive and abstract, so I had a hard time connecting with it. There wasn't much in the way of practical helps, but rath...
May 07, 2016
The author begins the book by telling her own stories of loss. I found this to be the most interesting and instructive part of the book in many ways. She looks at several different types of loss, including the loss of innocence, the loss of one’s childhood home, the collapse of a business venture...
August 15, 2016
“We can’t grieve until we’re able to recognise our love for what is lost. Then comes the process of learning to love what remains” – Beth Allen Slevcove
This book is remarkable – a book about grief that’s personal yet intelligent; rigorous yet highly readable; honest about grief yet positive. She...
September 04, 2016
I feel like I've spent a few days with someone who "gets it". Lovely and honest stories. Loved the spiritual practices at the end of each chapter.
June 02, 2016
A little disjointed organizationally, she has beautiful nuggets of wisdom. I also appreciated how her Lutheran theology and eye for spiritual direction co-mingled.
May 05, 2017
This is a deeply thoughtful exploration of life and grief by a woman who has experienced loss in many forms. The first part of the book offers chapters that are primarily narrative explaining her losses. Parts two and three offer reflections for integration, first by going deep into the experienc...
May 17, 2016
Beyond the Happy Hallelujah
On New Year’s Eve 2015, our family had gathered with friends for our traditional celebration, but I had decided to shake things up a tiny bit. Yes, we would eat goodies and play games and laugh at our crazy kids as usual, but I had found a list of thoughtful questions f...
June 28, 2017
The book is actually best suited for a small discussion group setting or for someone working through their grief on their own. I didn't learn anything new here but she condenses a lot of important information on processing grief. For me personally, it felt too pat. I prefer more jagged and unreso...
March 04, 2017
Wisdom and practical advice for grieving the hard and sad losses of life.
October 31, 2016
One of the best books I have read not only on grief, but also on just going through the adversity and trials of everyday life. She is easy to read and includes the perfect combination of her own experiences, yet she also includes the spiritual overtones the come from her years of being a spiritua...