Grief Travelers: Learning to Live and Love Again after Loss (Paperback)
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The death in the wilderness of his son, Jon, drove David Francis into deep darkness and despair. Brought to his knees and broken by depression and trauma, he suddenly belonged to a club that no one chooses to join. Francis began the long and painful journey of a grief traveler. In an effort to live and to love again, Francis became a reluctant but dedicated student of loss. Grief Travelers shares his insights along with the wisdom of grief professionals and the stories of others who must walk through the Valley of Grief.
About the Author
David Francis is the award-winning author of Bringing Jon Home about the search for his 24-year-old son, Jon, who went missing in 2006 while climbing The Grand Mogul in the Sawtooth Mountains of Central Idaho. A retired US Navy Captain (nuclear submarine service), businessman and adjunct business professor, Francis is executive director of the Jon Francis Foundation, dedicated to saving lives through wilderness safety education and empowering families who have suffered the loss of an adult loved one in the wilderness
“David Francis tells us his story of traveling and carrying grief and what he has learned from it. He shares the final end of his journey; faith, hope, love, and gratitude. I recommend this book to all who experience the pain and grief of our world. May all who read it find hope and grace in their loss.” —The Rev. Dr. Jerry C. Doherty, Episcopal priest and author ofThe Celtic Model of Ministry