The prayers in Toward Peace were born out of Beverly Gordon's own struggle to accept the death of her life partner, her own search for peace. She penned this simple, wise and nourishing book of 33 prayers for those experiencing the trauma and turmoil of grief associated with the death of a spouse. Prayers deal with issues common to widows and widowers--loneliness, memories, anger, blame, guilt, healing and envy. And because the widowed in the early stages of grieving often find it difficult to concentrate, the prayers are deliberately brief and written in simple language. Each prayer begins with an appropriate Bible verse.