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A Long Letting Go: Meditations on Losing Someone You Love

Format: Digital
, 2015
ISBN: 9780802873101


This beautiful volume of reflections by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre is for family members and friends who are doing the life-changing work of accompanying someone on the final stretch of his or her journey. In quiet counterpoint to our hurried lives, A Long Letting Go invites caregivers to slow down for reflection and prayer as they prepare to say goodbye to a beloved friend or family member and grieve that loss.

Based on McEntyre’s personal and professional experience with the dying, these gentle meditations—each consisting of a short opening quote, a reflection, and a prayer—offer comfort, direction, hope, and respite to caregivers during a difficult season of their lives.

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Key Features

  • Features wise, nurturing reflections for caregivers letting go of loved ones
  • Written out of the author’s personal and professional experience
  • Provides hope and consolation for those who mourn


  • Preface: The Care We’re Called To


  • Setting the House in Order
  • Facing Fear
  • The Long Letting Go
  • A Generous Dying
  • A Good Death
  • Things of the Spirit
  • Hoping Against
  • Things Take Time
  • Untimely, Unseemly
  • Walking the Valley
  • Confession
  • Blessing
  • In a Place Apart
  • Readiness
  • Release
  • Like a Seed
  • Consent and Consolation

Witnessing: Stories of Letting Go


  • In It Together
  • Gone
  • Our Common Lot
  • Permission
  • Immortal, Inexplicable
  • Grief that Keeps Going
  • Comfort
  • Those Who Mourn
  • Like a Leaf
  • A Season of Separation
  • Words for Keeping Watch

    • A Breath Prayer
    • One-Line Prayers
    • Vigil Affirmations
    • The Seventh Week: A Vigil
    • A Litany for the Living
  • Title: A Long Letting Go: Meditations on Losing Someone You Love
  • Author: Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2015
  • Logos Release Date: 2019
  • Pages: 135
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Caregivers › Religious life--Meditations; Loss (Psychology) › Religious aspects--Christianity--Meditations; Death › Religious aspects--Christianity--Meditations; Bereavement › Meditations
  • ISBN: 9780802873101
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T22:47:12Z

Marilyn Chandler McEntyre is a fellow of the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. She also teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. McEntyre is also the author of Drawn to the Light: Poems on Rembrandt’s Religious Paintings, In Quiet Light: Poems on Vermeer’s Women, and Patient Poets: Illness from Inside Out.

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