Academic journal article Journal of Psychology and Christianity

GRIEVING A SUICIDE: A LOVED ONE'S SEARCH FOR COMFORT, ANSWERS, AND HOPE (2Nd Edition)

Academic journal article Journal of Psychology and Christianity

GRIEVING A SUICIDE: A LOVED ONE'S SEARCH FOR COMFORT, ANSWERS, AND HOPE (2Nd Edition)

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GRIEVING A SUICIDE: A LOVED ONE'S search for comfort, answers, AND HOPE (2nd edition). Albert Y. Hsu. Downers Grove, IL: lnterVarsity Press, 2017, 224pp, Pb, $16. Reviewed by Rod Bassett (Roberts Wesleyan College/Rochester, NY).

About a year ago, a young family within our circle of acquaintances lost a young daughter to congenital heart issues. Since then, the father and the grandfather have both committed suicide. I thought it was time for me to read a book like that authored by Albert Hsu.

I did not read the first edition, so I cannot make comparisons, but the second edition is great. I was looking for a book that manifested awareness, compassion, and a realistic view of life within a Christian framework. This is that book. First of all it addresses some hard questions from a Christian point of view. Is suicide the unforgivable sin? …

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