Grief. The acute pain of loss. A welcome and necessary but often truly difficult challenge for persons of faith is responding to grieving others. Stripped to the moment of encounter with someone who is grieving, the questions are pressing ones. What can I say? What should I not say? Is there anything I can do? What are some of the things I can do? Instead of placing the burden of the answers on a grieving friend or family member, this book provides specific things to say and things to do for those who grieve. It is a book that emerged from real life. Almost every page reveals the persistent and deep thought that Martin has given to grieving others. As such, it is a life-affirming book of hope and action. It fulfills its goal of providing ways for readers to know "what to say and do when their loss challenges your faith." As a life-affirming book, it is also a faith-affirming book.