Hidden Grace: Growing Through Loss and Grief

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Balboa Press, Nov 26, 2014 - Self-Help - 134 pages
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"Hidden Grace: Growing through Loss and Grief" offers a hopeful model of bereavement for persons experiencing painful losses. Rather than viewing this universal human experience as an illness to be cured or sorrow to be tolerated, Blevins portrays grief as a holistic process that offers the possibility of personal transformation when life is shattered by a significant loss.

Blevins draws upon his experience as a mental-health professional and university professor and the traumatic loss of his daughter. He affirms that while grief is agonizing, it is a normal and instinctive human response that can nurture personal growth and wholeness grounded in meditative spirituality. In this way, grief can become both gift and grace in responding to a significant loss, depending upon how one chooses to respond.

 

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William L. Blevins, professor emeritus of counseling, served on the faculty at Carson Newman for forty-six years, retiring as chair of the Graduate Program in Counseling in 2011. He holds an MDiv from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a PhD (New Testament Greek) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, an EdS (counseling psychology) from the University of Tennessee, and has done post-graduate work at Oxford University, England. He retired as a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Jefferson City, Tennessee. He has authored four books and numerous articles in professional journals, and currently serves as director of the William Blevins Institute for Spirituality and Mental Health at Carson Newman University.

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