Lorene Hanley Duquin is a beloved Catholic author and the grandmother of three little girls and five little boys. She lives in Williamsville, New York, with her husband, Richard.
Lorene Duquin, an experienced grief counselor was no stranger to understanding and explaining grief, and had helped many people work through it.
But when she lost her mother she found herself living in an entirely new space.
Grieving the Loss of a Loved One contains 52 powerful, one-page meditations that will help you work through the various aspects of grieving as they did for Lorene herself. The meditations are wide-ranging: they are deeply personal, but yet they address the emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and social aspects of grief. Rooted in prayer, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and conveying important life lessons, each meditation features:A quote from a well-known figure that speaks to the meditationA brief reflection that expands upon the topic at handA prayerSidebar with a timely quote or anecdote
Walk hand in hand with Lorene and experience the gift of a companion who can walk this painful walk at your side, through this unknown territory, where each passing day seems to reveal a new dimension of pain, loss, confusion but eventually transforms to healing and peace.
What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?
Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness.
Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to:Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes.Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle.Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us.Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.
Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith gives Catholics a meaningful way to help themselves or others through this challenging time. With personal stories, reassuring prayers, and spiritual wisdom, it provides:An understanding of how grief affects -- and can be lightened by -- the heart, soul, and mindThe perspective to sort through difficult physical, emotional, and spiritual feelingsPositive ways to deal with sorrowEmpowering wisdom for building a stronger faithTips for providing comfort to adults, teens, and children who are grieving
A perfect resource for individuals, grief support groups, clergy, and lay ministers alike, Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith offers comfort, empathy, and inspiration that will be relied upon time and time again.
"I had so much hurt and misinformation about what the Church was and wasn't."
"While I would have liked for God to exist, I could not in good conscience believe it!"
Every person's journey of faith is filled with twists and turns. Now Recovering Faith: Stories of Catholics Who Came Home follows the personal and heartfelt faith journeys of 18 well-known Catholics who have come back to their faith. Some had fallen out of step with the Church through complacency or poor education. Some were sidetracked by the lure of fame and fortune. A few took a turn in Protestant traditions. Others traveled through the darkness of atheism.
You'll be fascinated -- and encouraged -- by the way Christ touched each one, to bring them all home. The compelling stories include personal accounts from:Martin Sheen, actorDean Koontz, best-selling novelistClarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court justiceDr. Francis Beckwth, former president of the Evangelical Theological SocietyBarbara Curtis, authorLeah Darrow, America's Next Top Model finalistJanet Morana, executive director of Priests for LifeTeresa Tomeo, Catholic radio personality