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  • 128 pages
  • Black & White
  • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
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  • 978-1-77067-238-3 Paperback
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grief support, muddling through confusion of tragedy, joy despite loss, prevailing through pain, Christmas accident, death and dying, not alone

Joy in the Mourning
Including Choosing Your Feelings by child author Sarah M. Hunter by Esther Joy Grusing Hunter

Joy in the Mourning is not only the story of an accident that claimed the lives of Esther’s three siblings on the way to their Father’s funeral; it is also a detailed account of the feelings and struggles that accompany the grieving process. It portrays a clear message to those that have suffered any kind of loss, that they are not alone. From the automobile accident, the house fire, and the gradual loss of her mother during the same time period, Esther also shares moments of joy and the healing effects of humor in the midst of suffering.

Esther Hunter’s book is a must read for anyone who has lost a loved one. She knows, she has been there. I especially want to ask all family members to read Esther’s work. Sometimes other family members do not understand the difficulties that one goes through when a great loss occurs. Esther is genuine, and compassionate. I highly recommend this book.

- Glenn Taylor, Ph.D.

Esther Hunter has written with clarity and honesty concerning her faith that carried her through an unbelievable experience of repetitive heartbreak.

- Dr. Sam Bailey

As you read Esther’s book, you will experience her strengths and her weaknesses as she relates the tragic events that took five of her family members in a short duration of time. Esther portrays a clear message that you are not alone when you grieve.

- Joan Ifland

A very personal and powerful story of how God can turn tragedy into triumph.

- Pastor David Johnson

Esther Joy Grusing Hunter photo

Esther Hunter lives with her husband Gary and her dog Jack in the beautiful hills of the Ozarks. She enjoys time with her family and friends, and is actively involved with her church. Besides writing, her favorite leisure pursuits include Jeep excursions along the Buffalo National River and rock painting.


Esther Joy Grusing Hunter
Editing and transcribing of 2nd Edition
Sarah M. Hunter

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