Detailed Book Information
Are you or someone you care about needlessly burdened with the weight of unhealed hurts, disappointments, or losses? Is an old trauma still robbing you of happiness or peace of mind? Are you or still plagued by the hurt of a life changing event such as a loved ones death or betrayal, the painful end of a relationship, career disaster, or the loss of long held dream? At some point in life, each of us must face the unwanted, unexpected, or ultimately, the inevitable. While these times are difficult and painful, we can heal our hurt and move on.
This book was written for those who are looking for comfort and solace when it feels as if there is none; for anyone struggling with the aftermath of death, divorce, disappointment, aging, illness, or other everyday losses. This gentle, comforting book guides readers through the unfamiliar terrain of hurting, healing, and moving on. Described by some as a "Bible" for Boomers, All Is Not Lost chronicles the losses, changes, and challenges facing this aging generation.
Appropriate audiences for All Is Not Lost
Writing about the healing journey was quite a journey in itself. This was a book and a topic I had never planned to cover. All Is Not Lost began working its way out of me as the result of three unrelated events in 2001, occurring within a a few months of each other, the last of which was 9/11. I think I began writing as a means of regaining my perspective following the trauma of 9/11 but the more I wrote, the more I wanted to continue. As I told others about my writing project, they began telling me their stories. In a way, this book took me by the scruff of the neck and said, Write me! It seems I had no choice but to obey, and I'm glad I did.
My goal was to briefly blend compassion and realism, comfort and direction, encouragement and hope for the many forms of loss and letdown we experience. Most grief books cover only one specific area, and many of them are huge tomes; simply too much for an aching heart. It was my intent to create an easy to read volume offering constructive ways to handle lifes hurts.
The success of this little book will come from grass roots marketing (word of mouth) because it is such an excellent gift for someone in need. When readers finish "All Is Not Lost" they not only find the comfort and hope they were seeking, they often order several copies for friends who are in similar predicaments. I hope that will be your experience.
Of the seven books I have written, this one is having the most impact, on my readers as well as myself. Already, I have received more feedback on this book than all of my previous ones combined. When people purchase All Is Not Lost as gifts they usually explain the situation they or their friend are facing and I am touched, both by how much sadness there is in the world, and equally, by how many of us want to help heal those we care about, and ourselves.
If youre hurting from a loss, or know someone who is, this
little gem of a book can help. Leslie intimately knows the territory of
loss and grief. Her advice is respectful, practical, and empowering. After
reading this book, youll find the seeds of hope within yourself.
You will be comforted and transformed by All is Not Lost. Leslie
has written a powerful, direct, compassionate guidebook to hold you in
the midst of your greatest losses. Her stories, insights, and healing
steps will help you discover new ways to move through the grieving process
and embrace the gifts it can offer.
This is a book filled with gentle guidance on a difficult subject.
All Is Not Lost helps us understand that our emotions are similar, regardless
of our specific loss. The healing steps offered at the close of each chapter
bring hope and support to each of us.