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Inside the Broken Heart: Grief Understanding for Widows & Widowers Perfect Paperback – May 2010

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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc (May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616630337
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616630331
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 13 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa30554a4) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2fc81e0) out of 5 stars Grief - A Crisis of the Heart July 22 2010
By Richard R. Blake - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Perfect Paperback
"Inside the Broken Heart" is a unique combination of spirituality and psychology. Julie Yarbrough brings hope and comfort to anyone experiencing the realities of the grief journey. The book is especially written for those who are grieving the loss of a mate.

Yarbrough understands grief experientially. At the age of 55 she became a widow, when pancreatic cancer claimed the life of her husband. She knows first hand the loneliness and the pain of those early dark hours of uncertainty, fear, anger, sadness, and loneliness.

In a sensitive and understanding way Yarbrough reminds the reader that, although each individual experiences their own personal grief in different ways, there are similarities that may be experienced in each stage of the journey of grief. Her concerned, caring counsel helps the reader identify their own person progress on each step of this emotional journey. She goes on to help those grieving to recognize and draw on the resources available to them, such as: rest, courage, and attitude. She addresses survival strategies, fitting in, and encourages the reader to move on to live a new life that honors the life of their loved one.

In Part two covers topics of: faith, prayer, adjustment, acceptance, hope, and healing. These chapters also provide some excellent materials and action plans for financial management and preparing a legacy for your heirs.

Julie Yarbrough's writing resonates with heartfelt empathy, is well organized, and sensitive. "Inside the Broken Heart" is essential reading for surviving spouses, grief counselors, pastors, and hospice caregiver.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2fc8234) out of 5 stars Good, but Second Tier Aug. 20 2014
By Paul F. - Published on Amazon.com
First, my sincere condolences to Julie in the loss of her husband at 55. It seems that - unfortunately - most of the reviewers of these books have much in common. In my case, it was a phone call and unexpected death of natural causes at 51. I had no chance to say goodbye. I do appreciate the abundance of scripture interwoven in the narrative. That being said, my obligation is to the potential reader or hearer. That is why, of the six books I've read or listened to so far, this is not in the top five. I have two main issues with the book. The lesser of the two is the narration. Since it is the author and not a professional reader, the narration is rather monotone throughout the entire book. You can listen to the sample. The second - and larger issue - is that, while there is a lot of scripture, it is stated almost as a matter-of-fact. It is much like a concordance is used where there is a related topic. If this book is ever re-written, I think it would be far more helpful if there was more of a connection from the "head knowledge" of the Bible verse to the heart, how it is applied, what it means to the author as well as how the reader could walk it out.
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HASH(0xa2fc85e8) out of 5 stars Healing for the Broken Heart June 25 2010
By Angel Muly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
When I was asked to review this book, I agreed with hesitation because I haven't (thank the Lord) lost my spouse. I have however, recently lost my mom, so I agreed to read it thinking it could even help me in that process. There are parts that deal with grief of any kind, but it is definitely written with the loss of a spouse at the forefront. I think this book is a wonderful resource to anyone who has lost a spouse. It is so full of God's Word and insights as to how to begin, walk through, and live out the healing process. It covers just about everything you need including a financial section to help remind you of the things easily forgotten when you are dealing with such grief. I would definitely recommend this book to those it was intended for, a grieving spouse.

Thank you Julie for blessing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
HASH(0xa2fc8a20) out of 5 stars A powerful guide for the journey of grief June 30 2010
By Patsy Brundige - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
When our lives have been shattered by the death of a spouse, we desperately need the wisdom, support and hope that Inside the Broken Heart offers. Ms. Yarbrough, who has lived the experience, immediately forms a deep bond with her readers. Her description of grief as a journey resonates with those who grieve amid a sense of lostness and disorientation. In short chapters designed for stressed minds, she guides through the onslaught of seemingly untamable emotions, moving towards the reality of healing and hope. Each chapter is based solidly on Scripture and the writer's abiding faith in God's strength and unending love. Questions and suggested worksheets help personalize a wealth of insightful material.
A powerful surprise and bonus is the audio version of the book which is included in the purchase price. Listening to Ms. Yarbrough speak from Inside the Broken Heart is like sitting with a friend who offers hope and a path toward new life! (The last page of the book provides easy to follow instructions for audio download to computer, CD or various listening devices.)
This is an extraordinary book, designed to be read, reread, and shared with others who grieve!
HASH(0xa2fc89cc) out of 5 stars comforting and practical read for grieving widows/widowers Aug. 27 2012
By kathi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Perfect Paperback Verified Purchase
someone recommended this book to me after my husband died (at age 56.) it has short chapters, (which is about all one can handle when grieving) filled w/scripture that is both comforting and meaningful. it is not "over the top" religious. the author, herself a widow, manages to take the reader on a logical and chronological path (with regard to the grief process.) also of note, at the end of the book, there's a financial guideline, with space to make "fill in the blank" entries, to help keep track of assets/liabilities and general household information....so this book is not only a comfort to read but also a practical guide.

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