Mysterious Moments – Entered in 2018 ATAI Book Award Contest
Jane Williams, Ph.D.
Jane Williams, Ph.D. has written a powerful and impactful little book in Mysterious Moments: Thoughts That Transform Grief. This quick and easy read is filled with a compilation of stories about grief. Dr. Williams was a clinical psychologist for over two decades in a hospital setting and shares a number of stories from her professional experience within the pages of her book in the hopes those stories can help others realize they are not alone in their grief.
For those who are in the throws of grief, it might be wise to use caution when reading Mysterious Moments: Thoughts That Transform Grief. It may very well be helpful, but due to the fact that Williams is very skillful at writing in vivid detail and is straightforward some of the stories are likely to connect with the reader on an emotional level. That is a good reason for readers, who may have experienced a traumatic death of a loved one, to make sure they are prepared as they begin to read the stories included.
With that being said, Mysterious Moments: Thoughts That Transform Grief is exactly what it says it is. The stories Jane Williams chose to include offer unique and various moments in which people experienced grief not only in different ways but in the ahas that they unexpectedly had. Beyond the intent to help those who are in the midst of grief, Williams’ Mysterious Moments: Thoughts That Transform Grief can also be quite beneficial for those who are trying to understand why or how others are moving through their personal grief differently. A tenderness lies within the pages and offers hope to readers far and wide.
Originally critiqued by a member of the Authors Talk About It team.