We want to say or do something that helps our grieving friend. But what?
When someone we know is grieving, we want to help. We want to say or do something that helps them – but what? Sometimes we end up staying away or being silent, afraid that we will do or say the wrong thing – that we will hurt instead of help.
In this straightforward and practical book, Nancy Guthrie provides us with the insight we need to confidently interact with grieving people. Drawing upon the input of hundreds of grieving people, as well as her own experience of grief, Nancy offers specifics on what to say or do, and what to avoid. Tackling touchy topics such as talking about heaven, and navigating interactions on social media, this book will equip readers to support those who are grieving with wisdom and love.
“This book is tender, compassionate, clear, honest, gospel-rich, and practical. There is nothing distant and theoretical about it, because it’s written out of the deep well of the author’s own experience.”?
– Paul David Tripp, President, Paul Tripp Ministries; Author, What Did You Expect?
“This wonderful book will help you be more comfortable ministering after a death because you’ll better understand what your family member or friend needs most.”
– Steve Grissom, Founder, GriefShare
“These honest and practical suggetions will equip tenderhearted people to come alongside us as we grieve.”
– Kay Warren, Cofounder, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, Califonia: international speaker; best-selling author, Choose Joy
Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, and at conferences worldwide. She and her husband, David, are the cohosts of the GriefShare video series used in more than 10,000 churches nationwide and also host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child. Guthri is the author of numerous books, including Holding on to Hope, Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow and the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible study series. She is also the host of Help Me Teach the Bible, a podcast of the Gospel Coalition.