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Andrew, You Died Too Soon: A Family Experience of Grieving and Living Again

Andrew, You Died Too Soon: A Family Experience of Grieving and Living Again

In the most simple, straightforward language, this mother tells the heart's story: the love for her son which had to continue without that son; the embrace of speechless grief and of a murmuring, speaking community; the deep, spiritual events that occurred for her and her family when one son took his life.

It is the author's intent that reading this will be an experience which enhances life; one which will help make the encounter with grief not only more bearable, but actually growth-producing. Readers will find here therapy, catharsis, understanding, and even fresh grounding for faith, hope, and love--hope, being at such times and momentarily, "the greatest of these."
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$11.99

  • Publisher Augsburg Books
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806626840
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 140
  • Publication Date November 1, 1993

Endorsements

"I was deeply moved as I read this absolutely honest story by a Christian mother who lost her son to suicide. Grieving parents will find this forthright documentary written by a loving mother in deep grief to be more than just supportive-it glows with spiritual insights. Corinne Chilstrom has opened her heart, mind, and spirit to all people who are struggling with seemingly unendurable grief." --Granger Westberg author of Good Grief "In the most simple, straightforward language, this mother tells the heart's story: the love for her son which had to continue without that son; the embrace both of speechless grief and of a murmuring, speaking community; the deep, spiritual events that occurred for her and her family when one son took his life. "Corinne Chilstrom is terribly honest: the events, the pain, the process, the road toward life again. Such clear honesty surely required faith on her part; it deserves a faithful attention on our part." --Walter Wangerin Jr. author of The Book of the Dun Cow "Gripping! At the same time challenging and comforting, Corinne Chilstrom's book speaks to Christians who want to know what to do in the face of sudden tragedy; 'run to the griever, listen, stay in touch, give practical help, share memories and silence, worship, and help us return.' This is a book for us as we learn to grieve, for all of us as we learn to live." --Norma Cook Everist Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa
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