What Are You Crying About?: Defeating Grief for Christians (and Other Believers)

Holmes House Press
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For thousands of years humanity has been told that grief is a necessary part of life, that deep sorrow over the passing of our loved ones is expected and a natural process. Brian Holmes says emphatically that, No, it is not! We can be sad when a friend or family member leaves us, but sad as if they are moving to another country, not disappearing from existence forever. You can, and ought to be emotionally stable and spiritually content after the death of a loved one. People sometimes spend months or years of their lives mired in crippling grief which sidetracks them from school, career, positive and healthy parenting, or other fruitful endeavors. Grief sabotages happy, productive lives. Sometimes people in extreme grief become angry, abuse drugs and alcohol, or even take their own lives. It doesn't have to be this way. Sadness when someone leaves our lives is normal. Intense grief need not be. If you are a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or Jew there is plenty of support for the afterlife in the holy books and teachings of your faith. All combined, these religions encompass the spiritual beliefs of most of the people on Earth. 

If you Believe, grief is not for you - emotional peace and happiness is. Defeat your grief now.

What's Inside...

Death and Dying - The Common ViewGrieving - The Common ViewAnger with GodReligious and Philosophical Views on DeathSuicideGot Faith? Ten Faith EnhancersWhat Is a Human?    The Afterlife, the Spirit World, Heaven and Hell    Where the Hell Is Heaven?    Our Family Among Us - Spirits Present    What to Say to the Bereaved (and Dying)


"The topics are many and each one as important as the next. Mr. Holmes possesses a writing style that is admirable and one that makes this book easy to read. He writes about deep and complicated subjects with ease that carries the reader through corridors of learning in such a way that I as a reader did not feel intimidated or lost in heavy discourses difficult to follow." Joseph B

"Its really well structured, well researched and well written. In short it is a great book." Geoff C

"I took quite a bit from this book and stashed it away for safe keeping. I hope you will read this book and take what you can from it, there is a lot of uplifting and positive notes to be read!" Sierra K

"It is well written, well thought out and well researched. I have to say, I am very impressed and definitely plan on passing down to those in my life who are currently facing this kind of situation." Veronica

"Having lost loved ones in my own life, I felt What Are You Crying About? to be truly uplifting and encouraging. I would highly recommend it to anyone." Karen R

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Brian Holmes graduated from Northern Michigan University in 1985 and has since then lived in New Jersey working as an editor and writer in the mass market, technology, and education fields. He is also the author of three other books including: The Devil's Assassin, New Jersey 9/11 Memorials, and The National 9/11 Memorials.

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Holmes House Press
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Jun 9, 2014
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Family & Relationships / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Religion / Christian Life / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Self-Help / Death, Grief, Bereavement
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