Book Review: The Gift of Grief, by Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz

Via Todd Mayville
on Oct 5, 2008
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Intended for anyone that has suffered great loss of any sort and is trying to find meaning behind the pain. Rabbi Gewirtz uses a spiritual approach rather than a religious one, and that’s what makes this book work. At no time does the book rely on a “God has a plan,” “God works in mysterious ways” or a “God is testing you” approach. Instead, Gewirtz decries that mindset as offensive and irresponsible—making this book refreshing and relatable.



About Todd Mayville

Todd is a single dad of four diverse and lively kids, and is an English teacher and climbing team coach at a local public high school. A rock climber, cyclist and avid reader, Todd also practices yoga and meditation as often as he possibly can, which helps him stay at least a little centered and sane.


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