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The loss of a loved one is devastating, and the grief that follows is often crippling. While modern Western culture has adopted an aren't-you-over-it-yet? attitude toward death and the grief it brings, the grieving process can take years.

Weeks and months go by with no visible improvement. We might even wonder if God has forsaken us. Then one day it happens: We laugh. We fe
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published January 2004)
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Kristin
I was given a copy of this book by Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review. This review is probably going to be one of the hardest for me to write. It was one of the hardest books for me to read. I kept having to put it down and walk away from it. I’m not a God person, and even though I went to a Catholic school most of my life, I’ve never read the Bible in its entirety. As I tell people, me and God, we’re still working out our relationship. But the obvious religious overtone was not what m ...more
Ashlie Nelson
If there was a "how to book" on getting through grief, this would be it! I wish I would have had this book during my past times of grief. I really like the part about "Attitude Adjustment". It got me really thinking. This book gives you tools and support to help anyone through one of life's hardest parts. Everyone is going to go through this at one time or another in their life and there should be more books out there and programs to help people when it happens. This book would really make a bea ...more
DeAnne
This book caught my eye because I have grieved quite a bit in my life. I was only 14 and was with my grandmother when she took her last breath, soon after that my grandfather died. In my senior year of college, my boyfriend died too young, very tragically. In 2004, a close cousin committed suicide and in 2007, my oldest brother died in a motorcycle accident.

This is good for those who are grieving the death of a loved one, but if it is a recent death, then I believe it is important to note that
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Sherri Johnson
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! My family experienced a tragic loss in 2011, which followed the loss of many family members over a seventeen year span. The way Mrs. Brownley writes on dealing with grief and getting through all of the stages of grief really spoke to me. She’s tender and sensitive, yet tough when necessary. She encourages readers not to neglect themselves, to take care of their bodies and minds. I highly recommend this book as a gift to anyone who has experienced loss. I received ...more
Sean Nelson
My Wife won this book in the giveaways on this site. She pretty much read it to me and I was shocked what a great book this is. I wish I would have had a book like this to help me when my Dad passed away. They should just give these things out to people at funeral homes in gift baskets. Really really good book!
W
Sep 17, 2012 W rated it 4 of 5 stars
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God wants us to grieve in a hopeful way. This is best done by connecting us to things that go beyond the moment. Smile at a baby; play with a puppy. Plant a tree or plan a special trip or family gathering... Spend time with hopeful people, people with goals and dreams, people whose faith you admire.

This 90-day devotional book is designed to help guide the reader through the grieving process, taking it day by day and constantly pointing him or her towards God's Word for comfort and reassurance,
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Kym McNabney
I decided to read GRIEVING GOD’S WAY by MARGARET BROWNLEY not because I was grieving a loved one, but for a greater understanding of what others go through. Though I know it’s inevitable that one day I too will grieve a loved one and therefore benefit from MS. BROWNLEY’S book, I never imagined the connection to the ministry I’m involved with.

I volunteer in the prison and jail ministry through my church. When one has a loved one incarcerated, and especially with a very long or life sentence, one
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wjbooks
Margaret Brownley’s 90 day devotional helps others with grieving and loss. The daily entries are short, perfect for a busy life-style, overwhelmed by emotion, or unable to tackle long assignments. The book is divided into four sections, it addresses healing for the body, soul, heart and spirit.

I didn’t expect to like the book, I picked it right after the loss of my Grandfather. I would recommend it though. I think it is a great resource for anyone who has went through grief after a loss. I would
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Linda Walters
This is a 90 day devotion that starts you on the process of grieving in a healthy way; God's ways.
Not written by someone with a great "idea" of how things should be done but a living, breathing, person who has walked in the shoes of deep grief. Often not something we want to look at but something we all will face.

At the end of January 2011, a close friend and pastor died. He was in his early 50's, bigger than life and deeply loved by family, friends, the community and his church. We ALL are in
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Tami
As most of you are aware, I lost my first husband when I was very young. When I got the chance to review this book, I thought that I was very qualified since I know what its like to grieve. Quite honestly, I wanted to know what I did wrong while I was grieving. It took me ten years.

Grieving God's Way is written by Margaret Brownley. It is a 90-day devotional healing experience for the the grieving spirit. I can tell you personally that losing a loved one, friend or family, is devastating. It tak
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Cindy
Grieving God's Way is a 90 day devotional written to help those going through grief achieve healing and to give them hope. Divided into four sections - body, soul, heart and spirit, Brownley addresses that healing from loss is a whole body action.

I really enjoyed the set up of the book, a day by day devotion, with each devotion ending with a "Healing Ways" box with ways to help you heal. Margaret Brownley has walked this path, having lost her son, following a lengthy illness, an experience that
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IrenesBookReviews
This book is a must read for anyone who is experiencing a loss in their life or for those who love them and want to support them. It is encouraging and points you to the Lord. This book is set up as a 90-day journey. Each day is two pages and they are filled with helpful steps to take on your journey of healing.

There is so much to take away from the devotions. I thought the sections at the end of each day called Healing Ways were so practical and offered some great ideas. From ways to use music
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Richetta
After losing my parents over the last two years it has been a long and painful journey. In Grieving God's Way, Margaret Brownley, Gives a new way to embrace the grieving process one day at a time. In the 90 day devotional she offers insight on how you can get through a day by just embracing that day.

On day 78 "Attitude Adjustment" I was convicted when she said "We can grieve all we want, but nothing is going to bring our love ones back. A Change in attitude, however, can help us find new meaning
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Linda Broday
This 90 day devotional is perfect for those who have lost loved ones. Ms. Brownley divided it into four sections--Healing the Grieving Body, Healing the Grieving Soul, Healing the Grieving Heart, and Healing the Grieving Spirit. Even though I lost my husband six years ago this book was a tremendous help. When a person loses someone they love a part of them dies. Margaret explains exactly what happens and offers advice that helps you find your way through the overwhelming grief and feeling of aba ...more
Kiersti Torok
I received a copy of this book from the publishing company in exchange for an honest review.

Margaret Brownley was truly able to capture a true healing process from grief with her 90 day devotional. While my grief was not recent, Brownley's book had a way of bringing out past pains to the surface in order to deal with them in a God-centered manner. Though the process was painful at times, I came out the other end filled with hope, peace, and a greater recognition of the love God has for us, expe
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Kristen
Aug 20, 2008 Kristen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Grieving God's Way resolved a lot of pain and heartache I had been carrying for over 10 years. This was a life changing book for me that allowed me to move forward.
Kim Miller
A wonderful, useful devotional for anyone coping with grief. Margaret Brownley's words will soothe and heal the hurting spirit.
Andrea
A very moving and healing book you can apply to any loss in life not just death.
Marsha
I use this book with my bereavement group.
Melody
Margaret Brownley has written a comforting, helpful book on how to travel through your grief. This 90 day devotional guides you through the grief steps to bring hope and healing for your loss. It provides the framework for a methodical grieving process that follows God's plan. Your journey includes healing in all areas and the book is divided into four sections: body, soul,heart and spirit. She makes a distinction between "Man's Way" and "God's Way". I love the quote on Page 3 "God's way of grie ...more
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