Insight into Bereavement




Bereavement can come in many forms: the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage or the loss of a home or livelihood. Each bereavement we face follows a similar path of loss, disbelief, grief and adaptation. An Insight into Bereavement gives practical advice for these times in our lives and points to the eternal hope we have in God.

Issues covered include:

  • What is death?
  • The effects of loss
  • Being a channel of God’s love to the bereaved

With real-life case studies, biblical examples and personal insights, this book offers help to all those suffering from anxiety – and gives practical guidelines for those wanting to help others.

The Waverley Abbey Insight Series is based on one-day seminars held by Waverley Abbey Trust at Waverley Abbey House to give insight into some key issues that many people struggle with today.

The Insight series covers many of the big topics of our time in an accessible and practical way. We thoroughly recommend them. – Patrick & Diane Regan, Kintsugi Hope

About the authors

Wendy Bray‘s first book In the Palm of God’s Hand (with BRF) won the biography prize at The Christian Book Awards in 2002. Since then she has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books, and written countless features and Bible-reading notes.
Wendy is associate priest at All Saints, Clifton in Bristol and is married with two adult children. She is living with stage IV breast cancer and, having a special interest in the way suffering and liturgy relate to one another, is currently researching in this area.

Diana Priest is a widow and grandmother. Her father died when she was 7 and her husband also died suddenly in his early fifties having been made redundant twice. Through these experiences and also as a former District Nurse and now a Counsellor and Spiritual Director she has had much first hand experience of bereavement and loss of all kinds, both her own and that of others including long term illness, divorce and separation.


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