Here are some of my favourite book resources for grief support, collected over the years, and most revisited over and over again. Many other resources can be by googling “grief and loss”
This remains one of my go to sites. If you associate tears with being weak, consider that the Son of God cried when He experienced loss.
This account of loss and recovery is a true and personal account that I have repeatedly referred to as a great narration but also a learning tool.
Being A Wounded Healer
Smith, Douglas C. – Psycho-Spiritual Publications 1999
These two short stories help the youngest persons make some sense of loss
The Fall of Freddy the Leaf
Buscaglia, Leo PhD, Slack Incorporated.
Don’t let this simple story fool you. Intended for children….many adults have been moved by this book
Water Bugs and Dragonflies:Explaining Death to Young Children
Stickney, Doris – Pilgrim Press 2004
This quick read is an easy guide to understanding how children grieve
What on Earth do You Do When Someone Dies
Romain, Trevor, free spirit publishing 1999
A more detailed and straightforward book on interacting with children about loss
Helping Children Grieve when someone they love die
Huntley, Theresa M Augsburg Books 2002
From an author/Rabbi who has lost a child this book offers a guide to coping with this huge loss
After the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again
Kushner, Harold S, Fireside 1997
This illustrative book comes with a CD and was written to console grieving parents.
Zaat, Steve & Rose, Sue – 2008
This book contains personal stories of people who have experienced loss, collected by a pastor. I beautiful book easy to read and packed with unique stories that express a common thread
Grieving:Our Path Back to Peace
Arnold,Johann Christopher – Bethany House Publishers 1997
This easy to read book holds a personal account of grief following the death of a spouse, chronicled in month by month accounts through that first year.
The Grieving Time
Brooks, Anne. Dial Press, 1985
This book shares a personal journey from loss of a husband to a new beginning
Reawakening to Life
Berry, Mary Ellen & Berry Carmen Renee – Crossroad Publishing Company 2002
A boost to the spirit this book shares insight into how to heal
To Take Away the Hurts
Weedn, Flavia – Cedco Publishing Company 2001
Divorce is particularly difficult to journey through. This author is very candid about her experiences
She draws you in while educating the reader.
Morrison, Stacy “Falling Apart in One Piece” Simon & Schuster 2010
This book presents as a detailed and informative step by step guide to moving towards healthy relationships.
Friedman, Russell & James, John W. ” Moving On” Evans 2006
All these books have been my favourites. This book tops my list in providing me with insight into suicide. Informative read and a reference to be revisited
“Andrew, You Died Too Soon”
Another top of the list is this book that brings me back to its pages to soften and bring comfort to my heart
“Healing Conversations ~what to say when you don’t know what to say”. Jossey-Bass 2002
This is not a grief book per say but it sure has bright nuggets throughout. An easy read by one of my favourite authors
Coelho, Paulo “Life Selected Quotations” Harper Collins 2007