In Good Mourning; getting through your grief (155.9 C), Allan Hugh Cole wisely and gently guides the person who has suffered a loss, first through grief and then through mourning. He offers an array of down-to-earth steps to guide the hard labor of grieving, applicable to any kind of loss (not just death of a loved one). In distinguishing among bereavement, grief, and mourning, he writes that “ …we need to grieve before we can mourn. I will use the term mourning to refer to the process by which a bereaved person gradually changes her relationship to what has been lost, so that an emotional investment in new relationships and other aspects of life may occur.” This slim volume is a helpful guide, either for individual reflection or group discussion.

The Library now owns all of the books that were profiled by the Adult Planning team in the December 2017 Disciple (Pastrix, by Nadia Bolz-Weber — Biog B, Waking up White, by Debby Irving — 305.8 I, Falling Upward, by Richard Rorh — 248 R, Aging as a Spiritual Practice, by Lewis Richmond — 268 R, Faithful Resistance, by Rich Ufford-Chase — 285 U). They are on the New Book Shelf. Feel free to borrow them — just sign and date the card in the back of the book and leave it in the box right above the New Book Shelf.

Carol Jensen, church librarian