Grief and God: When Religion Does More Harm Than Healing

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In many religious traditions, God is believed to be responsive to the needs of believers, and in difficult times, the faithful turn to God for comfort and guidance. When God is viewed as a benevolent protector that can shield us from harm, what happens to faith -- and healing -- when God fails to provide that protection? More
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About Terri Daniel

Dr. Terri Daniel, CT, CCTP is a clinical chaplain, certified trauma professional and end-of-life educator certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association of Death Education and Counseling. The focus of her work is to assist dying and grieving individuals to discover a more spiritually-spacious understanding of death and beyond.

Terri conducts workshops throughout the U.S. to help the dying and the bereaved find healing through meditative, ceremonial and therapeutic processes that focus on inner transformation rather than external events. Her work is acclaimed by physicians, hospice workers, grief counselors and clergy for its pinpoint clarity on the process of dying and grieving, and its heartfelt depiction of consciousness beyond the physical body. .

Terri has a BA in religious studies from Marylhurst University, an MA in pastoral care from Fordham University, and a DMin in pastoral care and counseling from the San Francisco Theological Seminary.

She is the author of three books on death and the afterlife, and is also the founder of the annual Afterlife Awareness Conference.

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Reviews of Grief and God: When Religion Does More Harm Than Healing by Terri Daniel & Danny Mandell

M.K. McDaniel reviewed on Aug. 12, 2022

This book was a breath of fresh air to a person like myself who had a life-long struggle with matching up an all-loving and all-forgiving God with the callous, jealous and sadistic God of the Old Testament. From the knees of my parents to the nuns and priests all through school, my attempted love of God and Jesus was thwarted by religious rules and God's supposed threats. It took a Distressing Near-Death Experience and a trip to Heaven to upend all that I had been taught about God and the Afterlife. I recommend this book as a wonderful starting point for anyone who is weary and dejected with outdated and flat out wrong social, political and religious teachings. God is love and we are all part of God. Lighten up people!
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M.K. McDaniel reviewed on Aug. 12, 2022
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This book was a breath of fresh air to a person like myself who had a life-long struggle with matching up an all-loving and all-forgiving God with the callous, jealous and sadistic God of the Old Testament. From the knees of my parents to the nuns and priests all through school, my attempted love of God and Jesus was thwarted by religious rules and God's supposed threats. It took a Distressing Near-Death Experience and a trip to Heaven to upend all that I had been taught about God and the Afterlife. I recommend this book as a wonderful starting point for anyone who is weary and dejected with outdated and flat out wrong social, political and religious teachings. God is love and we are all part of God. Lighten up people!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)

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