Life After Loss

  • by Bob Deits
  • Narrated by Steve Blane
  • 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Loss can be overwhelming, and recovery often seems terribly daunting, if not impossible. But with great compassion, Life After Loss offers a way through it. Drawing on numerous first-hand stories and almost 40 years of pastoral counseling to inform his advice, Bob Deits provides helpful exercises for navigating the uncertain terrain of loss and grief. From letting go of asking "Why?" to taking charge of grief and moving through it, Life After Loss is a classic in the field of grief recovery. It will help you find positive ways to put together a life that is necessarily different, but equally meaningful.


What the Critics Say

"A practical guide for who have difficulty in finding their way back after profound ordeals." (Norman Cousins)


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Customer Reviews

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A Good Reference After Reading Other Books

As a mature Christian who has experienced both divorce and the sudden death of a spouse, I find this book to be very good in laying out steps to recovery. I find his comparing the grief from divorce to be very similar to the grief from a death to belittle the latter. Divorce does not compare. So, for those who have not experienced a death from an immediate family member, this is a great reference. For those with the death experience looking for a great "first book", I'd recommend "I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye" first. When you are ready to move to recovery steps, listen to this.
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- Paul F.

Life after Loss Review

What did you love best about Life After Loss?

The freedom from time constraints that the book introduced around grief.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Life After Loss?

The introduction and soothing comfort I needed to understand that it was necessary and okay to grieve.

Have you listened to any of Steve Blane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Beyond the Pain

Any additional comments?

If you have experienced any kind of loss in your life be it job, a pet, a loved one this book covers it all. This book also covers difficult topics such as cancer, contracting HIV, and chronic illness. It has practical exercises to help you work through your grief that I found incredibly helpful. This is a book that you could read several times and take something different from it each time. This book gave me a deeper understanding for time and length when it comes to grief. Grief and loss are different for everyone and there is no right or wrong amount of time that is acceptable to experience what you are going through. I will be appreciating this book and sharing it with others for many years to come.

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- Geino Äotsch "Knowledge is power. Listening is key. Inspire your creativity. Heal your soul."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2008
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC