Top critical review
Very Preachy, offers little concrete advice for healing
on February 29, 2000
This book started out good, but quickly went downhill. This woman went back to work, as a counsellor, 4 days after a late -term miscarriage. Either she was in denial, or not very attatched to her baby! Her advice for handling comments from people who say hurtful things is invariably "turn the other cheek". Although that is very Christian, that's not the only way Christ handled things. If a grieving parent were turning the other cheek as often as this author recommends, they'd have so much anger internalized, they'd NEVER get out of therapy! There ARE other ways to handle situations, and ways to gently teach people to help you. It's too bad she didn't focus on that, and she would have written a book that was truly useful! Her ideas are OK, for the most part, just very wimpy. God doesn't want doormats!