Book Review title

When There Are No Words:
Finding Your Way to Cope with Loss and Grief
by Charlie Walton
Pathfinder Publishing, 1996, 112 pages, $14.95 (paperback),
ISBN-10: 0-934793-57-3

book coverReviewed by Phillip Eichman

This little book was written primarily for those who are experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one. It would also be helpful for anyone trying to understand the grief process or those seeking to help others who are grieving.

The author is a professional writer so the book is well written. The most obvious thing about the book is that it was written from the heart. It was based on experiences of the author and his family in the loss of two sons in an accident.

In writing the book, the author was very transparent, laying open his innermost thoughts and feelings. In doing so, he painted a very graphic picture of grief and how it affects an individual.

I found the book to be very helpful for me personally in understanding some of my own feelings and emotions in the loss of my parents. More importantly, I found it useful in terms of understanding grief and interacting with others who are grieving.

The book was originally written in 1996. Since death, loss, and grief are still with us, however, the book continues to be relevant and useful.

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