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Gifted By Grief: A True Story of Cancer, Loss and Rebirth by [Jane Duncan Rogers]
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Having had no children, Jane’s greatest fear comes true when she is left alone in the world after her husband, Philip, dies from stomach cancer.
Gifted by Grief is the story of how they cope with the diagnosis and what emerges for her after he dies. She describes how, two and a half years on, after all the grief and loss, she ends up stating something she would never have believed was possible: she is grateful for the loss of her husband.

Musings about the meaning of life and death, including excerpts from Philip's blog posts and Jane's journal entries at the time, are interwoven with funny, poignant and insightful stories.
This gives a unique insight into one of the most challenging times a relationship can face.

Filled with golden nuggets of wisdom for the reader to pick up and use as they wish, this book introduces the idea that within all grief there is a gift awaiting discovery.

An excellent bereavement book, as well as for those suffering grief and loss from other causes.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3257 KB
  • Print Length: 348 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Living Well Publications (23 August 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B014EBI4W6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #322,727 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Having read tens of thousands of books in my lifetime, rarely have I been touched so emotionally and inspired so spiritually by such courage, candour and strength of character, portrayed poignantly in this remarkable true story of two people obviously in deep love. The hope, grief, bereavement and sadness expressed by Jane Duncan Rogers at the gradual loss of her husband, Philip, who died of stomach cancer, are so vividly and transparently described, that this book cannot fail to touch the hearts of us all.

I, too, have suffered catastrophic loss, bereavement and grief. But, regrettably, despite a career involving the hard knocks of international business, I did not have the courage to deal with these challenges like Jane Duncan Rogers has.

"Gifted By Grief" has an important message for us all. Whatever life throws at us, there is always a way to enrich our lives. Jane's husband, Philip, would not wish her to spend the rest of her life full of sadness, guilt or remorse, but to remember all the lovely times they enjoyed together. Those we love and whom we lose are, I believe, still with us in spirit.

This wonderful book surely has worldwide appeal. A beacon of hope for those suffering such unbearable agony. It is at times heart-wrenching, but it has its humour too. A great read.

I sincerely wish Jane every success with her publication. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Ian Bailey-Scudamore FCIS, MSc, Sloan Fellow (London Business School)
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I read this book 6 months after my wife died of lung cancer. I just wanted to say I feel more reconciled now with my situation than I did before I read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gift to anyone facing loss and grief 19 October 2015
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Gifted by Grief by Jane Duncan Rogers: review

Gifted by Grief begins with a roller coaster of events, from the diagnosis of Philip’s illness to his death just over a year later. Despite being carried along in this momentum, the author remains aware and awake. She charts every development in a compelling way, flowing easily between three voices: that of her husband Philip (from his blog), her own raw diary entries, and later a still, wise voice that emerges, which she calls The Listening. I couldn’t put it down until Part One had concluded.

Part Two closely charts the rocky waters of grief, through diary entries and more from The Listening.

Finally in Part Three: Rebirth, gifts begin to appear; hard won, like crystals forged in the crushing of rocks.

When I put this book down, I felt the promise of the gifts and the certainty that they would continue to emerge. I felt nourished, for despite the pain of the story, I had travelled with a courageous, honest companion who kept seeking a way through; a woman with the strength to engage fully with both life and death.

Her approach gave me hope. If it’s me next time, I will remember this book and draw strength from it. A woman in my tai chi class told us a few days ago that she has a terminal diagnosis. ‘Gifted by Grief’ helped me to be with her, to be real.

Jane Duncan Rogers has gifted us all with her tale of cancer, loss and rebirth.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 20 September 2015
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I have lost many family members and although I wouldn't want them to be alive and in pain I still need them. I have dreams that they are with me and that also helps. So I tend to read books on how other people have co p ed with their loss and found yours. I do a lot of meditating and finding self so can relate to the I concept. I hope that life treats you kind and look forward to your next venture
5.0 out of 5 stars It comes highly recommended!! 5 March 2017
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This book is outstanding and unique among grief books especially relating to widows but for all as well. It is deeper and more insightful than
many others I have read. It comes highly recommended!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars I didn't know I would relate so much 14 October 2015
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Despite seemingly not having a lot in common with the author, I found myself relating to her, and to her story, on just about every level. I am so grateful that she was brave enough to share her journey. I now feel freer to experience whatever I am going through and give myself permission to grieve losses big and small.
5.0 out of 5 stars love, reconciliation 13 September 2015
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A passionate, powerful book about life, death, love, reconciliation, and moving forward from tragedy. Jane's book is truly a gift for anyone who has been through life-changing tragedy.