Building on the success of May I Walk You Home? (50,000 copies sold since 1999), this collection of twenty-five stories of loss picks up where the first book left off, helping readers to navigate the bewildering landscape of grief once a loved one has died. Coauthors Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp reflect on their own stories of loss, as well as those of others, and offer meditations to assist readers through some of the more difficult issues that come with the loss of a loved one, including remarriage and feelings of relief or regret. Bereavement ministers, grief counselors, and pastoral ministers will find this a meaningful resource in meeting the needs of those dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Joyce Hutchison, RN, CRNH, serves as Palliative Care Coordinator and Hospice Educator for Iowa Health Hospice and Home Care. Her experience includes work as an oncology nurse, home care nurse, and residence team director of a hospice facility. She presents workshops on care of the dying and hospice care.
Joyce Rupp is well-known for her work as a writer, spiritual midwife, international retreat leader, and conference speaker. She is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Praying Our Goodbyes, Open the Door, and Fragments of Your Ancient Name. Rupp is a member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community and the codirector of the Institute of Compassionate Presence. She resides in Des Moines, Iowa.
No one speaks more clearly than Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp about grief. They address hard questions in a gentle manner that brings hope and courage. Worth its weight in gold, this book shares a wealth of wisdom and comfort.
- Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Patterson. Executive Director, Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministries, LLC, International Parish Nurse Resource Center
"By combining story-telling with prayer and reflection, Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp take us through the grieving process in both a unique and profound way. Now That Youve Gone Home impacts the very soul of the reader because it is not only personal and real,but explores the depths of love one has for both the deceased and for the God who welcomes him(her) Home."
- Mauryeen OBrien,O.P.. Author, Gentle Keeping
If you are looking for a book that authentically, gracefully and spiritually shares the stories of loss, the journey of grief, and Gods compassionate healing touch, thisbook will exceed your expectations. A resource for grief support groups and the bereaved seeking a prayer-filled guide for their journey through grief.
- Linda M Cherek, RN, MSW, LICSW, CT. Therapist and Bereavement Specialist, White Beat Lake, Minnesota