In Lieu of Flowers: A Conversation for the Living (Paperback)

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“Grieving is as natural as breathing, for if we have lived and loved, surely we will grieve. . . .”

Nancy Cobb meets death in the most vital of places–in the lives of everyday people–and in doing so has found a way to infuse this darkest subject with light. Her candor and refreshing perspective make the deaths of those she has loved–and death itself–a subject to explore rather than to avoid.

Cobb’s personal experiences become a point of departure for what amounts to a longer conversation about loss. In telling stories about encounters with grief, Cobb opens us up to our own experiences, and she encourages us to accept and honor the “divine intersections” where the living meet the dying.

About the Author


Nancy Cobb and Connie Grigsby are popular speakers and the hosts of a weekly radio program called "Lifewalk," They have co-authored three books, including the best-selling "How to Get Your Husband to Talk to You. "Cobb and Grigsby have been guests on "The 700 Club "and have made ten appearances on "Family Life Today "with Dennis Rainey and nine appearances on" Revive Our Hearts" with Nancy Leigh DeMoss. They live with their families in Omaha, Nebraska.

Praise For…


“An elegant book . . . that lets readers know they aren’t alone.”
–Wall Street Journal

“Mesmerizing. Cobb is down to earth, funny, disturbingly direct.”
–Detroit Free Press

“An eloquent book. Cobb’s harrowing insistence that death be confronted without the veil of denial is made possible, and even more starkly compelling, by the grace and wit of her writing.”
–Kay Redfield Jamison, author of An Unquiet Mind

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375714481
ISBN-10: 0375714480
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2002
Pages: 176
Language: English