Grief and love are at the center of the human and divine drama. How we find our way through the mazes of these losses and gains determines our character, meaning, purpose, and our legacy. When clergyman, psychotherapist, and spiritual director Hal Edwards lost Betsy, his wife of fifty years, he was perhaps as well placed to chart his passage through that maze as anyone. Yet grief spun its own thread, leading his soul on a voyage into the center of sorrow, before accompanying him toward clarity, illumination, and wisdom.
Grief’s Journey is at once a tender memoir of a marriage, a poignant reflection on friendship and age, and a practical and compassionate guidebook for those who grieve (whether alone or in group workshops).
“For years I have grieved four different personal deaths with little to no help from others. This book is spot-on about how grief can feel. Better yet, I found enormous help with the questions and meditations in the last chapters. I highly recommend this little treasure book to anyone going on grief’s journey. It has profoundly helped me!”—Gale Hartman