Books by Dr. Terri Daniel
Dr. Daniel's books about death and grief address loss, trauma and restoration
from a unique perspective not ordinarily found in support groups or traditional counseling settings.
GRIEF AND GOD:
When Religion Does More Harm Than Healing (2019)
In many religious traditions, God is believed to be responsive to the needs of believers, and in difficult times, the faithful turn to God for comfort and guidance. When God is viewed as a benevolent protector that can shield us from harm, what happens to faith -- and healing -- when God fails to provide that protection?
In Grief and God, Dr. Terri Daniel explores a range of theological constructs that can inhibit the healing process for those who are grieving a profound loss. Doctrines such as original sin, salvation and eternal punishment in hell can be soul-crushing for someone dealing with loss and trauma. Similarly, the belief that petitionary or intercessory prayer can change the course of events can lead to confusion and guilt when prayers don't produce the desired results.
TURNING THE CORNER ON GRIEF STREET:
Loss and Bereavement as a Journey of Awakening (2014)
Grief Street introduces a brave new world in which grief can be viewed as a gift as well as a tragedy. In this world, death is not the enemy, and grief does not have to be paralyzing. Instead, we can welcome the ways in which grief shakes us loose from our spiritual lethargy and creates a wound that is much more than a wound… it is an opening to higher awareness that can lead us to greater peace in life and in death.
Turning the Corner on Grief Street begins where Terri's previous books left off, by assuming that we are ready to accept these experiences as not only necessary for spiritual growth, but also as sacred journeys that can elevate our perspectives and expand us rather than annihilate us.
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EMBRACING DEATH: A New Look at Grief, Gratitude and God (2010)
Embracing Death explores cultural and religious myths about the afterlife and offers alternative perceptions via meditation, visualization and after-death communication. Using these intuitive tools, we can be led to new ways of understanding death and navigating the dying and grieving process.
By understanding that death is neither an enemy nor an ending, and that there is no judgment anywhere in the universe, we can release our fear-based notions of punishment rather than correction, judgment rather than support, and an eternity of idleness rather than limitless opportunity for growth.
A SWAN IN HEAVEN: Conversations Between Two Worlds (2007)
Have you ever felt the presence of a loved one on the Other Side? Do you wonder what happens when we die? A Swan in Heaven blends thought-provoking narrative with stirring afterlife messages from a 16 year-old boy who began communicating with his mother telepathically after his death.
What makes this account unique in the world of channeled books is that during his life, this extraordinary child was severely disabled and unable to speak. But after death his language was fluent and his words were insightful, inspired and eloquent.