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Here’s the thing about grief: It doesn’t take someone special to understand that you are going through pain. But unless you get it, you don’t get it. Grief is harrowing, isolating, and all-encompassing. After experiencing a significant loss, it’s not uncommon to adopt a narrative that we are alone, and no one understands what we go through.
Grief and trauma therapist, Arielle Sokoll-Ward, LCSW, challenges those beliefs by uncovering her most honest form: Raw, abraded, unapologetic grief. Within these pages, you are invited to find the language that describes your own grief as Arielle shares her journey through the emotional havoc of surviving the death of her partner through ongoing narrative, letters, and poetry. She explores how the losses that are riding shotgun in our life can connect us closer to each other in familiar lived experiences, leading to our own resilience.
Pulling from a series of responses from her research on the lived experience of grief and anonymously sharing client experiences within the therapeutic space, Arielle provides explanations, common themes, and insights on the grieving process.
Loss goes far beyond death. Grief and love are a paired partnership; one does not exist without the other. So, if you have felt either, this book is for you.
Dennis R. Blue
At the suggestion of a personal counselor, the author penned a review of the Judeo-Christian Bible in 2017. Research was undertaken at that time with the intention of uncovering biblical deception and scriptural incoherency. In conjunction with a fearless and exacting inventory of his life, Dennis Blue measured the promises of "God's Word" against the realities of his earthly existence. When he was completely honest with himself, it became apparent that a pattern of rationalization, dismissal and denial had been integral to his Christian walk. As the truth emerged, it became increasingly clear that the believer's willingness to elevate belief over reality was essential to experiencing a successful Christian life. Upon opening the eye of reason, an accurate worldview is restored.
Rethinking Jesus was written to inspire beleaguered Christians in a way that allows them to see their own truth and to embrace it wholeheartedly. In doing so, it may be possible for those dispirited souls to walk away from a faith that is founded on false premises and powerless promises. The book's design is meant to provide encouragement through confidence so as to allow readers to experience freedom from doubts and fears. It boldly reexamines the life of the self-appointed Messiah, bestowing a cognitive understanding of Jesus that is unbiased by contrived theologies. Rethinking Jesus challenges Christian indoctrination by employing the Bible's own words against itself.