Learning to Jump Again

Title

Learning to Jump Again

Authors

Anthony Weber

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Description

As a pastor and teacher, Anthony Weber tried to help people deal with the grief that accompanied the death of a loved one. In 2003, he experienced that loss for himself when his father, a minister and counselor, died of pancreatic cancer while still in his fifties. Suddenly, Anthony’s personal experience challenged his carefully crafted theological understanding of pain and grief.

Anthony had to revisit a lot of big questions that he thought were resolved: Why is life so hard? What kind of God allows this, and why? Why do I feel so disconnected from others? How do I handle the roller coaster of emotions? Why am I now consumed by fear? How should I view the presence of pain in the world? How do I, as a pastor, teach my congregation how to pray when I can’t pray anymore? Can I doubt? How long can I cry? And how long will God put up with me?

Learning to Jump Again allows us to grieve at the ripple effect of death, grief, and loss-but not without hope.

ISBN

9781449721305

Publication Date

8-8-2011

Publisher

WestBow Press

City

Bloomington, IN

Disciplines

Christianity | Counseling Psychology | Family, Life Course, and Society

Comments

Class of 1994