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Reviewed by Kristy Vee for Readers' Favorite
From Grief to Acceptance: An Active Process for Healing While Honoring Our Loved Ones by Misty Proffitt-Thompson is an in-depth guide to help those who have lost a loved one navigate through the many layers of grief and begin the healing process. Each chapter is designed to walk the reader through their individual grieving journey at their own pace while providing various tools, support, and new perspectives on what many assume to be the correct or incorrect ways to grieve. The book makes it clear that everyone's grieving process is different; there is no right or wrong way to feel. Instead, From Grief to Acceptance shows you how to be mindful of your thoughts and feelings, what to do with them, how to honor yourself and your process, and ultimately come out on the other side stronger and more grateful than you ever thought you could be.
As far as books on loss and grieving go, From Grief to Acceptance by Misty Proffitt-Thompson is pure gold. I highly recommend this read to anyone going through loss. When my brother passed away suddenly in 2004, the first thing I did was buy and read every book I could find on grief. I had so many questions and was just so lost; this book would've been invaluable. Every chapter is fantastic and truly resonated with me like none I've read before. I loved that the author shared her own personal story and why she felt it so important to help others. There is so much in this book for everyone. The understanding that the soul goes on is such an important reminder to those who feel death is final and are in so much pain that they cannot grasp the spiritual side of themselves and their loved one.
Trusting, believing, and finding acceptance are just a few things that people need to be taught or reminded of in their most vulnerable times and encouraged to practice. This book is filled with great information and written with such firsthand knowledge and compassion. The reader is sure to take away a feeling of renewed hope, spiritual/emotional support, and the tools necessary to climb out of despair. I wish I could give this book ten stars. There is no better book out there in the world than one that has the power to turn someone's life around and heal an aching heart.