Granger Westberg identifies 10 stages of grief—shock, emotion, depression, physical distress, panic, guilt, anger, resistance, hope, and acceptance—but, recognizing that grief is complex and deeply personal, defines no “right” way to grieve. Good Grief offers valuable insights on the emotional and physical responses persons may experience during the natural process of grieving. The anniversary gift edition includes space for readers to record thoughts about their personal experience with grief.
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I just finished re-reading this gem. It is immediately clear why it has been and will continue to be a bestseller. It is written with the heart of a pastor, the insight of a psychologist, the humanity of a father and husband, and the hope of someone who has seen so many survive the process of grieving. It is simple but not simplistic. It is profound but not professorial. Most importantly, it describes the pathway through grieving that can only be found through honesty. In my opinion, this is a book that should quickly be in the hands of anyone grieving for any reason.
—Dr. Timothy Johnson, senior medical contributor, ABC News
Granger E. Westberg (1911–1999) was a widely respected pioneer in holistic healthcare and the interrelationship of religion and medicine, and founder of the parish nurse program. He held a joint professorship in medicine and religion at the University of Chicago and a professorship in preventive medicine at the University of Illinoise College of Medicine. He also served as a pastor and taught at several seminaries.