Colin Campbell offers an honest account of his journey through profound loss and grief while providing guidance and practical tools for others going through similar experiences. Campbell’s book is a powerful and personal exploration of grief, as he shares his experience of losing both his teenage children, Ruby and Hart, when a drunk driver hit their car and changed a pleasant family outing into the worst day imaginable. With the help of their rabbi, Campbell and his wife leaned heavily on the Jewish traditions of mourning as they grieved. Those traditions — the burial, sitting Shiva, reciting the Mourner’s Kaddish, marking the end of Shloshim—taught Campbell valuable lessons about how to grieve and keep your community close in times of pain. Those lessons became central to his journey through grief. He learned how to create his own meaningful rituals. In the book, he addresses the fear, pain, denial, guilt, rage, despair, and isolation that accompanies grief and he encourages readers to find community and ritual in the face of loss.
Finding the Words: Working Through Profound Loss with Hope and Purpose
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2021
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