Reviewed by Phillip Eichman
When There Are No Words:
Finding Your Way to Cope with Loss and
by Charlie Walton
Pathfinder Publishing, 1996, 112
pages, $14.95 (paperback),
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
Back to Contents
Does God Exist?, MayJun11.