New Book Examines the Journey Ahead After the Loss of a Child

February 13, 2014

Louisville, KY—The death of a child immerses parents into an enduring journey facing one of life’s most heart-breaking losses. Pilgrimage through Loss invites readers into one family’s journey, along with interviews from thirty other mothers and fathers who add their insightful voices to the silence that often surrounds suffering in our “mourning-avoidant” culture. Author Linda Hunt examines the varied pathways parents eventually discover that open their lives to strength and healing. Rather than prescribing a path that will lead to recovery, Hunt encourages parents to find the pathways that work for them as they seek to engage life again with meaning and hope. It includes questions for reflection and discussion, plus recent research on grief and loss, such as the differences in how men and women grieve, and the illusion of “closure.”

Praise for Pilgrimage through Loss

“In Pilgrimage through Loss Linda Lawrence Hunt does such a fine, lovely job of explaining that although we can never escape this grief, we can, in our own way, do our best by it."

–Frank Deford, American sportswriter, novelist, and author of Alex: The Life of a Child

“Beautifully written and comforting book!  It's also a book for aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends who seek words and ways to offer encouragement as they walk beside those traveling through grief.”

–Jane Kirkpatrick, Speaker and Author of The Daughter's Walk and A Simple Gift of Comfort

For more information, please visit pilgrimagethroughloss.com.          

Media interested in a review copy or author interview should contact publicity@wjkbooks.com.

Pilgrimage through Loss can be purchased through The Thoughtful Christian.

Linda Lawrence Hunt is the cofounder of the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship, named after her daughter who died in a bus crash while performing humanitarian work in Bolivia.  A former professor at Whitworth University, a scholar, and speaker, Hunt has authored or coauthored six books, including the best-selling Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk across Victorian America.  It was the recipient of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, the Washington State Book Award, and the national Willa Cather Award for nonfiction.