Sunday, September 10, 2017
Everyone suffers disappointment, rejection, injustices, and losses, perhaps even traumatic ones. The spiritual pain born of such suffering can paralyze us, leaving us broken inside and barely getting by with the motions of life. Whether we remain stuck or move forward is determined in large part by our resilience.
Concise and compassionate, Becoming Resilient takes our most common question when tragedy strikes--Why?--and replaces it with the healthier, more productive question, What next? A professional Christian counselor for 20 years, author Donna Gibbs draws on her experience helping clients get unstuck, sharing secrets for building resilience that will change readers' experience of suffering. She offers practical tools and effective coping strategies to deal with whatever life throws their way so they can move through suffering--and come out stronger on the other side.
My thoughts: I feel like this is an excellent book on how to move through your grief and use your suffering to help you become a stronger person. With Donna having been a counselor for so long, I feel like she is really using her experience with helping people through grief to help readers do the same. I found the chapters to be wonderfully insightful, especially the advise on self care and putting off making big decisions until you work through your grief. This is not a book that will cure all, but it is a wonderful book to read through if you or someone you love is grieving.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.