This is a book for people who are grieving, specifically for those who in their grieving are searching for answers to questions that might be called "religious," for those who want to find hope when their world appears to be falling apart.
A unique feature of the book is that it addresses those who grieve with the insights of two major traditions, Christianity and Judaism. These traditions assure those who grieve that they are not alone in their quest for insights, understanding, and meaning since both deal with such questions as: Are life and death part of a divine plan of reward and punishment? What kind of justice is it when some suffer and others die without pain? Must one accept death without kicking and screaming? Can we look forward to life after death? What is life after death like? How can a person move beyond grieving?
The authors of this small book offer readers the opportunity to meet these age-old inquiries and to emerge with hope and acceptance in order to continue a meaningful life.
Alan Weitzman is a Rabbi in the Reform movement in Judaism who has specialized in grief processes and is a grief counselor.