Augsburg Fortress

Grievers Ask: Answers to Questions about Death and Loss

Grievers Ask: Answers to Questions about Death and Loss

In his counseling work, Harold Ivan Smith has heard all the questions — even the most obscure, personal, and difficult ones — that occur to grievers as they process their loss. Here he compiles more than 150 common questions, explores the emotions behind them, and provides clear and forthright responses. Whether readers find the answers they seek, new perspectives to ponder, or comfort from knowing that others ask similar questions, this valuable resource will guide individuals who are in the midst of grief and those who wish to provide comfort.
  • This item is not returnable
  • Ships in 2 or more weeks
  • Kindle - Nook - Google
  • Quantity discount
    • # of Items Price
    • 1 to 9$16.99
    • 10 or more$12.74


  • Publisher Augsburg Books
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806645629
  • eBook ISBN 9781451409451
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 224
  • Publication Date April 19, 2004


"Don't be fooled by the format of this written treasure for the bereaved. It is a book that speaks from the heart of a gifted author and caregiver to the bereaved who seek to work through the pain of the loss they now experience. The questions and answers provide starting points...and cover a wide range of issues. Buy the book...and distribute it generously. It will bless many in new and healing ways."
— The Rev. Richard B. Gilbert, BCC, CT, phD, Director, The World Pastoral Care Center and Director of Chaplaincy Services, author of Finding Your Way after Your Parent Dies: Hope for Adults

"Absolutely terrific! All the right questions. Better still, truly wise answers."
— Megory Anderson, author of Sacred Drying: Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life

Table of Contents


Questions about the Duration of Grief
Questions about Asking Why
Questions about Remembering
Questions about Regrets
Questions about Causation
Questions about God
Questions about Grief and Spirituality
Questions about Forgiveness
Questions about Eternal Life, Heaven, and Hell
Questions about Grief and Communication
Questions about the Death of a Parent
Questions about the Death of a Child
Questions about Children and Grief
Questions about Suicide
Questions about the Death of a Pet
Questions about Grief and Sexuality
Questions about Funeral Rituals and Customs
Questions about Cremation
Questions about Memorialization
Questions about Wills and Estates
Questions about Support
Questions about Responsibility for Griever Care
Questions about Grief in the Workplace
Questions about Holidays and Special Days
Questions about Finding Help

Appendix A: Grief Resources
Appendix B: Prayer Resources