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Stunned by Grief
Stunned by Grief

Stunned by Grief

Remapping Your Life When Loss Changes Everything


296 Pages, 6 x 9

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: October 2011

ISBN 9780983168812

Rights: US & CA

BennettKnepp Publishing (Oct 2011)

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A highly focused, conversational book that cuts through the clutter and zeroes in on flashpoint issues critical to a griever’s healing, the approach to grief presented here is revealing, practical, and down-to-earth. Designed for anyone struggling with death—or any of life’s tragic losses—it features straight talk from people who have been through similar situations, focusing on what to expect and how to thrive again. Tools, tips, and strategies abound to help enhance healing and life remapping. Grievers will come to realize they are not alone and, in the process, discover hope by connecting with the experiences of others.


"...A fellow traveler's down-to-earth approach to grief...This book will comfort and support anyone new to grief and will serve as a companion in times of loneliness. Realistic, practical, and highly recommended."  —Library Journal

“Will bring purpose and direction to the painful grief process from someone who's been there: It will meet you right where you are.”  —Darrell and Stevie Waltrip, founders, Motor Racing Outreach

“From loss to renewal, Stunned by Grief provides clear, inspirational steps to manage the death of a loved one. Everyone, from military spouse to parents and friends, will find calm, steady guidance that resonates. Definitely a book worth reading.”  —Scott Rutter, LTC, U.S. Army, Ret., and national spokesman, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

“Life is about the never-ending beginnings we all experience through loss and change. The courageous re-create themselves and their lives and enter love's service because of their wounds. Read and learn from Judy's experience.”  —Bernie Siegel, MD, author, 365 Prescriptions for the Soul and Prescriptions for Living

“This book is a true gem and a must read for anyone who has experienced the grief of a close personal loss. The author opens her heart, mind, and, most importantly, her soul to examine the devastation of her husband's death and her ultimate triumph through her faith in God. She is painfully honest, open, and extremely uplifting in her writing.”  —Gary L. Malone, MD, author, Five Keys for Understanding Men: A Woman's Guide

“More than just answers, Judy Brizendine will 'red dot' your heart's location and give you a clear sense of direction and renewed destiny.”  —Phil Munsey, founding pastor, Life Church, and author, Legacy Now: Why Everything about You Matters

“Out of her tears and personal grief, Judy Brizendine has created a warm and sensitive message that is filled with great wisdom, practical help—and a pathway of hope for the future. Make this book a gift to every person you know who is in the midst of grief.”  —Paul A. Eshleman, vice president, Campus Crusade for Christ, International

“Stunned by Grief describes perfectly what I have witnessed and experienced when someone dearly loved dies…Judy has opened her life to us all and her transparency provides insights and direction that will stir new hope and encourage and inspire you to move forward.”  —Billy E. Mauldin, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Motor Racing Outreach

Author Biography

Judy Brizendine is a business professional whose life radically changed course after the tragic, sudden death of her husband. That experience, along with facilitating grief-support workshops, helped her define a new, practical, and personal approach to grief. She lives in Lake Forest, California.