Making Loss Matter

Making Loss Matter

Written by: David J. Wolpe

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781573228206
  • 240 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • Adult


Some losses are so subtle they go unnoticed, some so overwhelming and cruel they seem unbearable. Coping with grief and experiencing loss overwhelms us in ways that seem both hopeless and endless. In painful moments like these, we must make a choice: Will we allow the difficulties we face to become forces of destruction in our lives, or will we find a way to begin learning from loss, transforming our suffering into a source of strength?

A theologian with the heart of a poet, Rabbi David Wolpe explores the meaning of loss, and the way we can use its inevitable appearance in our lives as a source of strength rather than a source of despair. In this national bestseller, Wolpe creates a remarkably fluid account of how we might find a way out of overwhelming feelings of helplessness and instead begin understanding grief in all its forms and learn to create meaning in difficult times.
Making Loss Matter

Making Loss Matter

Written by: David J. Wolpe


Books for a Better Life Book Award – winner


“This is a book to pass on to people who are grieving–i.e., every single person we know.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Wolpe’s easy manner and eloquent storytelling will help readers suffering from loss feel as if they have found a companion on their journeys.” –Publishers Weekly

“An exceptional book. Through a mix of scholarship, pathos, anecdote and personal experience, David Wolpe takes on this most crucial subject with the healing hands of a teacher. I gaze with awe at his completed task.” –Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie

“In this wonderful volume, Rabbi David Wolpe combines wisdom and compassion; it is also highly readable.” –Elie Wiesel

Table of Contents

Making Loss MatterForeword


Making Loss Matter

Two Home

Three Dreams

Four Self

Five Love

Six Faith

Seven Life