“There is something on this disc for you. Listen in bits and pieces. Listen all the way through. Listen as you have need. BUT LISTEN! You will hear what you need to hear. All of it is expressed in the language of feelings that comfort, inform, and diminish our sense of losing our minds. You can and will ‘release your grief.’”

– Richard B. Gilbert, PhD,
Mercy College, New York
Director, The World Pastoral Care Center / Bridge Builders
Global Missions

Since 1991, Comfort Music has provided fresh vocal and instrumental music for the funeral service profession. But company president, Fred Frank, wanted to do more. He had a vision to produce some kind of practical resource that would offer consolation and hope to hurting families.

Over several years, the project took shape in collaboration with writer and producer Steve Harris. Just before field production on this CD was to begin, Steve and his wife got some bad news. Julie’s breast cancer had come back, out of control. All the treatment options had been exhausted. Steve called Fred and said, “It looks like I might wind up being an interviewee in my own program.”

The project was shelved.

Just twelve weeks later, Julie died. Steve discovered for himself what so many people have said: “You can’t understand what grief really feels like until you’ve gone through it yourself.” As time passed and the fog of grief slowly began to lift, Steve felt ready to get back to work on the project. However, it was no longer just part of his job; it was part of his journey toward healing.

Over the next several months, Steve interviewed over 20 grieving people. Their ages, background, and cultures varied. Their circumstances were diverse. Some had lost parents; others lost husbands, wives, or children. Some of the deaths followed protracted illness; others were sudden and unexpected... a routine surgery gone wrong, an accident, a miscarriage... even a murder. Some had healthy relationships with the people they lost; others had complications. Despite the differences, some common themes emerged: Your feelings are normal. There is hope. You will get better.

What you’ll hear on this CD came from our heart. We hope it touches yours.

Click here to watch an indepth interview with about tomorrow writer and producer, Steve Harris

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