Grief Quest has been named an Award-Winning Finalist in two categories of the 2012 USA Best Book Awards: “Health: Death & Dying” and “Self Help: Journaling”
Praise for Grief Quest
- “Grief Quest is a wonderful workbook by the bereaved for the bereaved. In those very early years of the grief journey it is a challenge for young grievers to get through reading even a paragraph of text and remember what they just read. The intense grief overloads the frontal cortex of the brain and we have serious short term memory loss (CRS). This is why a workbook such as this is so valuable. It provides deep healing messages, quotes, stories, and questions/suggestions in a short and concise but meaningful way. It provides a provocative road map and diary for the grieving soul; it does not pathologise, preach or instruct; it is a guided meditation in book form for the grieving heart. I would highly recommend this literal self help workbook for anyone on the grief journey.” — Mitch Carmody, bereaved father, author of Letters to My Son, Turning Loss to Legacy, Speaker and Workshop Presenter
- “Grief Quest is a well thought out journey for the bereaved who like to ponder and record their thoughts. Others may just want to dip in and out of the wonderful stories and ponder the soul-searching questions. Bereavement counselors and group facilitators could use the rich questions to stimulate discussion. Grief Quest’s L.O.V.E. process can be very helpful to anyone who’s lost a loved one.” — Dr. Gloria Horsley, Grief Expert, President of The Open To Hope Foundation
- “The Grief Quest workbook is GREAT…a real gem for those who are trying to navigate the path through grief.” — Darcie D. Sims, Ph.D., CHT, CT, GMS, Director, American Grief Academy, Grief Inc.
- “Grief Quest is a powerful, and yet gentle journey into healing one of life’s greatest wounds—the death of a loved one. Knowing that love is the only way through the pain, the author (who lost his beloved spouse) has skillfully devised a program for the grieving individual to draw on the love for the person they lost to soothe the aching heart.” — Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (whose first wife died leaving four young children)
- “We who experience the loss of a loved one need to become interpreters of our own grief. Your questions are a wonderful tool of discovery. Thank you.” — Reverend William Englund, First Baptist Church, St Paul, Minnesota
- “I cannot tell you how much I loved Grief Quest. It definitely will be at the top of my list of journaling books to recommend at the workshop that I give each year at the national conference of The Compassionate Friends. I have many journaling books but this is, by far and away, the most well done. Kudos!!!” — Cathy Seehuetter, bereaved mother, National Board of Directors of The Compassionate Friends, & presenter of Journaling as a Healing Tool workshop at TCF’s national conferences.
- “I loved Grief Quest. What I particularly liked was the emphasis on positive emotions and experiences while also giving opportunity for the expression of pain and despair. Your book has tremendous potential for helping the bereaved through their grief. Well done!” — Marcia F. Alig, Special Projects Coordinator, The Compassionate Friends
- “Journaling can be such a healing part of a person’s grief journey, and having such an organized and well thought out guide for this process is powerful. I believe that Grief Quest could serve as a wonderful healing tool for many in their grief.” — Glen Lord, The Grief Toolbox
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