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Help a Friend: Grief by Joni Eareckson Tada


Help a Friend: Grief by Joni Eareckson Tada

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Help a Friend: Grief pamphlet by Joni Eareckson Tada

Find out how to comfort someone who is grieving with this easy-to-read pamphlet filled with practical tips, and encouragement from Joni Eareckson Tada.

Reaching out to a friend or family member who is grieving can seem difficult—you might be afraid of saying the wrong thing or not sure what to say at all. How can you help someone who is grieving? What can you do? From an overview on the stages of grief to helpful tips on what to say (and not say), this refreshing and easy-to-understand pamphlet will equip you with everything you need to know to support your friend or relative when they need you most.

  • Gain the confidence you need to support your grieving friend rather than avoid them
  • Learn the differences between when to offer help and when to just listen
  • Know what NOT to say, and learn what you can say to comfort your friend
  • Get dozens of practical and helpful tips and Bible verses to cheer up, support, and comfort a grieving friend

From denial and numbness to anger and depression, grief can be a very confusing time. People often wonder if what they are feeling is normal. Understanding the grieving process is an essential part of knowing how to comfort someone and how to walk with them towards God’s healing.

Help a Friend: Grief pamphlet by Joni Eareckson Tada

Perfect for personal use, small groups, ministry gifts, church giveaways and more. 20 panels, 3.85" x 8.5", unfolds to 38.5 inches long. Easily fits in a standard legal envelope.

4 Features of the Help a Friend: Grief Pamphlet by Joni Eareckson Tada

1. Practical Tips for Guiding Your Friend Through Grief and Loss

    Is there anything I can do/say when my friend has lost a loved one? When is it OK to offer prayer to a grieving friend? How can I involve others to help my friend in a way that's safe and tactful? Enjoy having the answers to all these questions and more at your fingertips with the Help a Friend: Grief pamphlet. Includes—

    • Gestures that provide comfort, words that help, and what NOT to say
    • 10 tips for getting others involved in helping your friend
    • Recommended support groups and online resources
    • Signs your friend should seek professional help
    • and more!

2. Simple Overview, Explanations, and the Stages of Grief

    Get equipped with a clear explanation of grief to gain a better understanding of what your friend is going through. Learn to identify the 5 Stages of Grief and provide support and comfort in a helpful and tactful manner. You don't have to have all the answers to grief, but with this Help a Friend pamphlet, you can gain the confidence to walk beside your friends and loved ones towards God's healing hand.

3. Real Stories of Encouragement and Comfort

    When someone is grieving, it is easy for he or she to feel isolated and alone. This quick pamphlet includes encouraging stories from those who have experience grief and from those who comforted others, providing hope for the future. Also gain understanding of God's purposes for pain and his redemption plan. Know when to lend an ear, share assurance of God's comfort, and more! Includes—

    • 2 relatable stories to encourage
    • 8 biblical reasons to help those in grief
    • and more!

4. 8 Key Bible Verses that Will Help You Encourage Others

    Did you know God's plan for lifting up the downcast is YOU? Get strengthened by Bible verses for comforters and encouragers. You know God's healing is the soothing balm for the pains of this world, but it can be difficult to share His Word at the right time, in the right place without sounding preachy. Instead, Joni Eareckson Tada equips you with the verses YOU need to guide your friend through this difficult season. Enjoy having practical Bible verses and quotes from Joni Eareckson Tada and others to glean wisdom from at a moment's notice!

Perfect for:

  • Individual use
  • Small groups
  • Ministry gifts
  • Lay counseling
  • Chaplain programs
  • Church giveaways
  • and more!

About the Help a Friend Pamphlet Series by Joni Eareckson Tada

Beyond Suffering Bible by Tyndale Publishers

In a joint effort with Joni and Friends and Tyndale Publishers, this pamphlet series is specially designed to accompany the Beyond Suffering Bible. God does not enjoy seeing your suffering. He has compassion for you and gives you many ways to deal with life’s pain so that you can have peace.

The Help a Friend pamphlet series focuses on the first response by a caring friend to bad news about a loved one. Get equipped to be supportive and encouraging to the sufferer. Gain the confidence to reach out rather than avoid. Check out all the titles in the Help a Friend series—

  • Autism
  • Disability
  • Grief
  • Memory Loss

About the Author: Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada author of Help a Friend: Grief

Joni Eareckson Tada offers hope to people struggling with health and emotional challenges. After a 1967 diving accident left Joni Eareckson Tada a spinal cord-injured quadriplegic, she embarked on a lifelong study to make sense of suffering from God's perspective. Joni Eareckson Tada is now an international advocate for individuals with disabilities, and the founder of the non-profit organization, Joni & Friends.


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on 5/13/2017 Encouragement in Grief
I enjoyed reading this very helpful pastoral document on the subject of grief. I thought it was very well laid out and well presented with lots of graphics and colours. It is the type of document that might be used as a teaching aid or useful, when teaching on the subject of Grief and its support. The format is: It goes through the 5 stages of grief, sometimes referred to as the Kübler-Ross Model of Grief. • Denial (confusion and disorientation) • Anger (uncertainty, fear, panic & nervousness) • Bargaining (negotiating with God in order to change the situation) • Depression (a sense of hopelessness and numbness) • Acceptance (understanding, adjustment and hope) Each of these points carry a description, and there are several examples of case-studies incorporating these points into them, with accompanying questions. There is a section called “combating grief with the sword of God’s word.” I would have personally preferred the word “combating” to have been ‘addressing.’ This section consists of several verses with some helpful advice, explanations and quotes from those who have suffered, such as Joni Eareckson Tada. I would have liked to have seen a section on ‘listening’ and reflection; perhaps this will be covered in another version or an updated booklet. I personally liked the section, where the booklet offers hope “The Bible Assures us” and a sense of meaning by way of explanation. Suffering isn’t meaningless or wasted, if we can see it in the context of a loving and sovereign God. Despite its size, this booklet also offers tips and suggestions for receiving support and encouragement for those, who wish to be supportive of those who are grieving. I was pleased to see a section called “Grief and Joy Go Hand in Hand.” So many times, it is easy to confuse happiness with Joy. Many people see pain and loss as an exclusion of happiness; this section makes clear that we can understand joy in the context of pain and loss. At the end, there are some nice resources, including training with people such as Joni Tada. I think I would have added further free online resources on training around counselling, which would have enhanced this booklet. Resources such as: https://christianuniversity.org/category/christian-counseling/api/grid/post_type/courses/sort[course_number]/ASC/ In summary, I think this is quite a powerful and practical booklet for churches and Christian, and could be adapted for in-service pastoral training in grief counselling. The booklet isn’t exhaustive, and doesn’t purport to be, but it gives enough guidance and structure for those involved, or considering, pastoral care or friendship support to be able to enhance their skills and experiences in this area. This booklet has the potential to create space for conversations and sharing in our Christian love for others.
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