One Man’s Journey Through the Valley
by David Schaeffer
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GRIEVE UPWARDS – One Man’s Journey Through the Valley is mainly autobiographical. This book contains valuable keys on pre-grieving, navigating the journey with a God who promises healing, guarantees death and illustrates how nothing takes our all-knowing Father by surprise. Rather than submissively allowing grief to ‘happen’ to us, the author inspires people to take charge of their grief journey through wisdom, understanding and helpful relationships.
GRIEVE UPWARDS deals with questions often wrestled with during grief. How do males grieve different to females? How do you avoid falling into temptation? How can you find love second time around? When are you ready for a new relationship? How can you trust God again? It concludes with the encouragement to begin writing the next chapter of your life.
What others are saying
MARK RAMSEY, Senior Pastor, Citipointe Church, Brisbane, Australia: The best book I have ever read about dealing with grief.
THE RIGHT REVEREND RICHARD HURFORD, OAM, Retired Anglican Bishop, State Chaplain for St John Ambulance NSW, Australia: Grieve Upwards is one of the most authentic, lucid, relevant and passionate books on responding to death and grief l have ever read.
PHIL PRINGLE, Founder & President of 3Ci Global: This book is both hopeful and helpful. I know you’ll be blessed as you read it.
DAVID MCDONALD, Senior Minister, Empower Church, Sydney, Australia: GRIEVE UPWARDS gives amazing insights into the journey of grief… David’s personal testimony will inspire you. Take the principles in this book and put them to work in your own circumstances.
About the author
At the age of eighteen, David’s father, a WW2 fighter pilot, died in his early fifties from a heart attack. Since then he has experienced seven further seasons of grief, two of which concerned his first wife and eldest daughter. While studying agriculture, his life was radically interrupted at a Billy Graham Crusade in 1968. In 1980 he left the agricultural scene in pursuit of his growing passion, people. In Christian Outreach Centre (now International Network of Churches), David became a Senior Pastor, Church planter, District Chairman, State Chairman and National Executive member, spanning thirty-eight years. He currently mentors Church pastors and their leadership teams; is a BWC personal management coach and grief coach. He conducts Safe Church workshops, and is a volunteer pastor at Empower Church, in Castle Hill, Sydney. He lives in the nearby suburb of Kellyville Ridge with his beautiful wife Tuula.