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Bibliotherapy: on the road to Emmaus.

Bibliotherapy: On the Road to Emmaus by Rev. Dr. Myrlene Hamilton Hess Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2008 ($11.50 US)

Anyone who ever expects to take a journey through grief should immediately read this new book for comfort and courage. Written by a pastor whose beloved husband (also a pastor) died of cancer, Dr. Hess squarely and honestly faces the odyssey of grief that can bring healing and wholeness. Based on the Emmaus story of encountering Christ on a painful path of loss, Dr. Hess equips the reader through preparations for loss ("Packing Your Bags," "Travel Clothing"), the long road to healing ("A Road with Many Forks") and new beginnings ("Hope"), and includes questions for personal journaling.

While Rev. Dr. Granger's book, Good Grief, remains a classic, I do believe that Rev. Dr. Hess's book is destined to become one as well. Calling on stories both from her own experience, and the ministries of herself and her husband, she weaves a page-turning story of renewal and hope.

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Title Annotation:New Resources for Parish Nurses
Publication:Parish Nurse Perspectives
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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