The writer invites readers into a constructive approach to the problem of loss. This well-respected book has become a standard resource for people grieving losses since it was first published in 1962. It serves as a guide through the stages of grief, whether from large or small losses, using gentle wisdom and acute insight into human nature. From a Judeo-Christian perspective, Westberg addresses emotions, loneliness, physical symptoms of distress, panic, guilt, anger and resentment, resistance to returning to life, hope and the affirmation of reality. Granger Westberg, pioneer in wholistic health care and interrelationship of religion and medicine, was professor in medicine and religion at the University of Chicago and of preventative medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
Reviewed by Marsha McDaniel