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Dear God, it hurts : comfort for those who grieve
Coleman, William L.
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Publication Information:
Ann Arbor, Mich. : Vine Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
165 pages ; 17 cm
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BV4905.2 .C654 2000 Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks

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William and Patricia Coleman present a collection of stories that bring cheer and encouragement. Like the top-selling Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love, this book is beautifully designed as an ideal gift for someone who is grieving.

Author Notes

William Coleman is a licensed counselor.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
MaMa Tinglep. 11
A Rose on the Tablep. 14
When You Both Grievep. 16
The Elephant's Heartp. 19
Her Lost Sonp. 21
Remembering Our Friendsp. 25
Love Hurtsp. 28
Lest I Lose Myselfp. 32
The Doctor Said I Had Itp. 35
The Fading Facep. 41
When Grieving Takes Timep. 44
Too Brave!p. 48
Toughing It Outp. 51
The Teacher and the Marinep. 55
When Grief Isn't Going Wellp. 58
Between Two Ledgesp. 60
Pre-Grievingp. 64
Nellp. 67
Cursing the Doctorp. 70
The Broad-Shouldered Godp. 75
Accidental Giftsp. 78
Comfort in Sorrowp. 81
When the Stars Shine Brightestp. 83
Forgive Them, for They Know Not What They Sayp. 86
The Unabomber's Brotherp. 89
The Miscarriagep. 93
Two Kinds of Lonelyp. 96
Say It Earlyp. 100
Softening the Heartp. 103
When Friends Don't Come Throughp. 106
Look What You've Learnedp. 109
More Than Oncep. 112
Death as Birthp. 115
The Fear of Losingp. 118
Close to the Endp. 121
"If Only I Had ..."p. 124
The Luxury of Griefp. 127
Irish Wakesp. 131
Old Wives' Talesp. 134
Win-Winp. 137
No Easy Answersp. 139
He Really Did Weep!p. 142
The Deepest Deathp. 145
Let's Make It Murderp. 148
Too Busy to Grievep. 150
A Slice of the Piep. 153
Not Invinciblep. 156
People With Gray Hairp. 158
The Chair in the Hallp. 162