Book Review: From Grief to Grace, The Journey from Tragedy to Triumph, by Jeannie Ewing


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I was blessed recently by the opportunity to review Jeannie Ewing’s book, From Grief to Grace (Sophia Institute Press, 2016). One of my favorite lines is found in the prologue, “I did not want to participate in suffering. Instead I wanted to flee from it as far as was humanly possible.” I think this is a common experience and one to which we can all relate.

Jeannie goes on to walk us delicately through a deeper understanding of grief, the difference between grief and depression and giving us six spiritual principles to help us cope and grow spiritually during times of loss. She shares her own journey of different grief experiences, stories of others and (my particular favorite) inspiration from the saints.

"From Grief to Grace" by Jeannie Ewing (Sophia Institute Press, 2016)

Mrs. Ewing’s command of Catholic teachings, prayers and principles serves to round out the practical steps to find a way to grace and joy, rather than remaining in the darkness of grief. I would recommend this book to, well, everyone, because no one escapes from grief.

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Copyright 2016 Mary Lou Rosien


About Author

Mary Lou Rosien is a Catholic, wife, mother to seven plus a foster son, RCIA Coordinator and writer/speaker. She is a former columnist for and a current contributor to In between making Friday cookies and laundry, she has written four books: Managing Stress with the Help of Your Catholic Faith (OSV), Catholic Family Boot Camp (Bezalel Books), The Joy-Filled Broken Heart and The Three Things Divorced Catholics Need to Know (OSV). Visit for more information on suffering, divorce and other subjects.

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