Sips of Sustenance, Grieving the Loss of Your Spouse, by Dr. Sherry Hoppe is Released Today

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In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all, and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it, will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement. --Abraham Lincoln

In this new groundbreaking book, Sips of Sustenance: Grieving the Loss of Your Spouse, Dr. Sherry Hoppe opens the door for readers and supplies a crutch to aid them in the process of surviving the death of their spouse. While we live in a death-denying society, death is inevitable, and most people will face losing someone they love during the course of their life.

Coming to terms with our own finiteness helps us discover life's true meaning in Sips of Sustenance, being released nationally today, as Dr. Hoppe writes about the experience of losing her husband. She shares her wisdom, and explains the grieving process to help those struggling, as well as setting up guideposts for the reader to better understand their climb from the abyss.

How can I find the strength to go on living without my spouse? How can I deal with the “why’s” and “if only’s” that haunt me? If I can’t find peace, does that mean my faith isn’t real? Will there ever be an end to my grieving? These are some of the painful questions that many people deal with during this process which are addressed in the book.

These and countless other questions swirl through our minds when death steals a beloved spouse.  Heartbroken and alone, our spirit thirsts for nourishment.  In the early stages of loss when our insides are heaving, though, a sip of sustenance is likely all we can swallow.  Words of wisdom must come in small doses. Once we come to terms with death as a part of human development, the author says, death can provide us with a key to the meaning of human existence.

Dr. Sherry Hoppe, also the author of A Matter of Conscience, shares sips of sustenance to help readers through the journey of grief. Tapping the wisdom of well-known writers, she explores the many difficult aspects of grieving, offering insight on how to survive sorrow and find life again. Dr. Hoppe offers words of hope to anyone struggling with grief.  

Sherry Hoppe is the author of A Matter of Conscience, Redemption of a Hometown Hero, Bobby Hoppe, a book gaining nationwide attention in USA Today and ESPN. She has also authored and edited books on adult education for the academic market.

Dr. Hoppe’s first career was as a counselor before getting her Ph.D in adult education and entering the academic world. She is the retired president of Austin Peay State University and also served as president at Roane State College and Nashville State College.

For more information, please go to Sips of Sustenance, Grieving the Loss of Your Spouse, May, 2011. Published by Wakestone Press, Nashville, Tennessee. ISBN: 978-1-60956-007-2, US $18.99


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