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GENESIS Bereavement Resources offers support and encouragement to bereaved people. Our carefully prepared books, brochures and DVDs address some of the issues around grief and bereavement as well as encouraging bereaved people in creating a new life.

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Listed below are our most popular publications below. Also, see our Growing Through Grief series of brochures and our popular DVD; Grief: A Journey of Discovery.

GENESIS: A Personal Guide Through Grief

by John Kennedy Saynor

personalguide-lrgPerhaps the best way to describe this book is: self-help manual. The book describes in clear, concise language what a grieving person can expect to experience in the months following the death of a loved one. Chapters in this book include: The Tasks of Grief, Understanding the Symptoms of Grief, How to Help Yourself and How to Help a Grieving Person.

The book was designed to help an individual work through some of the issues alone through the stories of others who are grieving and through a series of exercises. It is also organized to be a study booklet for a bereavement support group.

Cost: $5.50

Saying Goodbye

sayinggoodbye-lrgby John Kennedy Saynor

This workbook takes children into the funeral home, through the process of the funeral and on to life after a grandfather has died.

Helping children in the family when there has been a death in the family is one of the most difficult tasks facing adults. There are exercises to encourage children to express their emotions and to say goodbye to the person who has died.

Cost: $4.50

Un Au Revoir

AuRevoirby John Kennedy Saynor

In response to many requests, we have republished Un Au Revoir, the French version of the classic Saying Goodbye. The book takes children through the funeral experience. It explains the value of expressing their feelings and the importance of talking about the one who has died. Exercises help adults help children to express themselves and being the long process of beginning life again.

Cost: $4.50

Goodbye Grandma

by John Kennedy Saynor

goodbyegrandma-lrgWritten in response to many requests after the publication of Saying Goodbye, this book guides children through the death of a Grandmother. The pictures give children a visual image of what a funeral will be like. It encourages expression of emotion and talks frankly about the sadness one experiences when a grandparent dies. Although children are encouraged to experience and express their emotions, there is also encouragement to move on with life, in the knowledge that life is still good and the happy memories of Grandma will enrich their life ahead.

Cost: $4.50

Dead is a Four Letter Word: A young persons guide through grief

by John Kennedy Saynor

Dead4Letter“DEAD is a four letter word; A young person’s guide through grief”. Each chapter is straightforward and specific. The tone is supportive throughout, empowering the dying person to live fully until they die.

We are republishing this popular book for adolescents after many requests. the reader is skillfully guided through exercises to help understand the symptoms of grief and the steps that can be taken to begin to resolve the grief. It is a positive, encouraging book that will support young people as they begin to rebuild their lives after the death of a family member or friend.

Cost: $5.50 NOW ON SALE $3.85

The Psalms: Companions Through Grief

by John Kennedy Saynor

psalmsLargeThe Psalms have been a source of inspiration and encouragement to millions over the centuries. In this book the reader is taken on a spiritual journey through grief with the Psalms as a guide. The Psalms, especially the Psalms of Lament, reflect the human experience of loss and grief in the context of questioning and challenging God. The reader is taken gently through the phases of grief in an honest yet hopeful way that leads one to consider grief as potentially transformative. It is a workbook that blends the psychology of grief with sprituality.

Cost: $5.50 NOW ON SALE $3.85

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