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by Arlene Churn

The End Is Just the Beginning: Lessons in Grieving for African Americans download ebook
ISBN:
076791015X
ISBN13:
978-0767910156
Author:
Arlene Churn
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Harmony; 1 edition (January 14, 2003)
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256 pages
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Arlene Churn now offers a special book that restores African American customs for honoring the deceased. Imparting beautiful philosophies for difficult days, The End is Just the Beginning heals life’s most inevitable sorrow.

Knowing from firsthand experience that these rituals of mourning are essential to a survivor’s emotional well-being, renowned counselor and minister the Reverend Dr. Arlene Churn now offers a special book that restores African American customs for honoring the deceased. Unlike Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ stages of grief, the Rev. Dr. Churn maintains that people experience different kinds of mourning depending on how their loved one died - the passing of an elderly grandparent is different than the grief a mother experiences when she has lost a child.

This is by far the best book I've read on grieving. Although it is entitled, Lessons in Grieving for African-Americans, I believe that all who are bereaved can benefit from this book. While the author examines how mourners were not allowed to grieve during slavery and gives insight into how others in different cultures grieve. What I found most helpful were her scriptures and the fact that she was not 'preaching' to get over it, but more or less how to move through it and acknowlege your grief in your own time. I also liked how she highlighted how some people grieve differently.

Is Just the Beginning: Lessons in Grieving for African Americans Reverend Dr. Arlene Churn now offers a special book that restores African.

The End Is Just the Beginning: Lessons in Grieving for African Americans. Knowing from firsthand experience that these rituals of mourning are essential to a survivor’s emotional well-being, renowned counselor and minister the Reverend Dr.

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Panelists included: Derrick Bell, author of Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform, published by Oxford University Press; Dr. Arlene Churn, author of The End Is Just the Beginning: Lessons in Grieving for African Americans, published b. .

Panelists included: Derrick Bell, author of Silent Covenants: Brown v. Arlene Churn, author of The End Is Just the Beginning: Lessons in Grieving for African Americans, published by Harlem Moon; Juan Williams, author of This Far by Faith: Stories from the African American Religious Experience, published by. Amistad; and Jawanza Kunjufu, author of Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, published by African American Images.

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A nationally revered minister and certified grief specialist shares words of comfort for Africans Americans in mourning.Every culture has unique ways of coping with the devastating loss of a loved one, but in some households these important traditions have succumbed to the modern emphasis on returning to the business of life. Knowing from firsthand experience that these rituals of mourning are essential to a survivor’s emotional well-being, renowned counselor and minister the Reverend Dr. Arlene Churn now offers a special book that restores African American customs for honoring the deceased.Unlike Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ stages of grief, the Rev. Dr. Churn maintains that people experience different kinds of mourning depending on how their loved one died -- the passing of an elderly grandparent is different than the grief a mother experiences when she has lost a child. Enhancing this process with poignant testimonials and wisdom tailored for African American readers, she addresses a range of specific end-of-life circumstances that will guide them through their natural and varied reactions, leaving them with a wealth of memories of their beloved.Imparting beautiful philosophies for difficult days, The End is Just the Beginning heals life’s most inevitable sorrow.
Reviews:
  • Watikalate
This is by far the best book I've read on grieving. Although it is entitled, Lessons in Grieving for African-Americans, I believe that all who are bereaved can benefit from this book. While the author examines how mourners were not allowed to grieve during slavery, she gives insight into how others in different cultures grieve.

What I found most helpful were her scriptures and the fact that she was not 'preaching' to get over it, but more or less how to move through it and acknowlege your grief in your own time. I also liked how she highlighted how some people grieve differently and how some forms of grief can be harmful in that they cause 'double grief.' For example, the author notes how when some people who were not so nice when they were living pass on, we tend to 'make them good' in death and almost re-create this wonderful person and in doing so we are essentially grieving twice; once for the actual person who was lost and again for the person whom we have re-created in our minds.

The author also has some very useful resources at the end of her book in terms of locating bereavement counselors and groups. I would like to see a reprint of this book with some possible websites and additional information, but the information included was extremely helpful to me. I think that the book was not overly religious and as such can be a benefit to all who are of different faiths. This book really helped me to realize that my loved ones would not want me to stop living, simply because they have moved on. I've recommended this book to others who are grieving and they too have stated they've found it to be very powerful, helpful and comforting in their grieving process.
  • Paster
Death and Dying in the African American community. This is an excellent read. I recommend it to everyone to get their estate in order and discuss this matter with your family members. It goes to good mental health when dealing with the death of a loved one. And most of us are loved by someone.
  • Zahisan
Gave to a friend and she loved it. It was at the right time in her life she said.
  • Ndyardin
This was a very helpful and informative book which I enjoyed reading.
  • Steelcaster
I lost my father suddenly and searched for a book online dealing with how african americans grieve. This book arrived and I read it while playing his funeral and going through the most painful hurt ever. This book really helped me process. I have passed around my original book to 2 other family members and they read it cover to cover. Whenever a friend or family member suffers a lost I order this book and give to them. Very calming and compassionate book.
  • caif
This book is by far the best book I've come across on the topic of grieving and bereavement. Rev. Dr. Churn explains in depth how various cultures and even members of different religions mourn the loss of their loved ones. The book is written in easy to understand terms and gives a detailed analysis and explanation of how and why the African American grieving process differs from others.

Rev. Dr. Churn also provides examples regarding the different stages of the grieving process. She also even manages to incorporate a little humor by sharing some funny anecdotes and humanizing how we all deal very differently with death. Rev. Dr. Churn further explains how different the grieving process is for loved ones and friends depending on how they've lost their loved ones. For example, she highlights how the loss of loved ones to AIDS, suicide, murder and violence bring out different emotions and elicit different responses depending on the circumstances. She also points out how sudden death, long term illness and suicide may compound the grieving process and add feelings of shame, anger, and guilt for not being able to prevent the loss in the first place.

What I really liked about this book is not just the personal stories; but the Healing Notes at the end of each chapter, which I found especially helpful. In addition, the author includes a number of sources for grief counseling at the end of the book and overall the theme is not `moving on with your life and letting go;" rather, the author underscores the importance of being able to mourn the loss of a loved one in your own way and in your own time; and instead spotlights "moving through the process."

I would highly recommend this book for all, including non-African-Americans as everyone could benefit from the useful information in this book. This book gives a lot of insight into the many ways in which people grieve, especially those forms such as extreme isolation which some may feel is unusual or unnatural. This book essentially lets the reader know that no matter what stage you are in the grieving process or how you choose to grieve, you should be allowed that time and space as it is essential to your healing. This book it also is an excellent reference and resource to those who may be counseling the bereft and those who may feel that a person in mourning should have "gotten over it already." This book profoundly explains how the grieving stages may be compounded by other issues such as lack of money for a grand burial, family arguments, etc., and ways in which one can support the bereaved, rather than judging and alienating them for not meeting our own personal grief timelines.
  • Monn
Excellent self help reading material is provided in this book. Very insightful as I am trying to recover from the devastating loss of my daughter; lays out a foundation for a wide range of grief related topics that I can relate to;highly recommend.