Grief & Loss

All Is Not Lost      by C. Leslie Charles Excellent book on Grief and Loss. Understanding and compassionate look thru parables. Highly recommended.





The Grief Recovery Handbook : The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death Divorce, and Other Losses, John W. James, Russell FriedmanThe Grief Recovery Handbook : The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death Divorce, and Other Losses      by John W. James, Russell Friedman "Essential for anyone who is experiencing grief, whether from a recent loss or one many years ago. Shows one how to complete the process and begin enjoying life anew. I can't recommend it highly enough. Please try it if you are "locked in limbo" and unable to experience real joy in your life."


Good Grief : A Constructive Approach to the Problem of Loss, Granger E. WestbergGood Grief : A Constructive Approach to the Problem of Loss      by Granger E. Westberg "My 20-year-old son and only child was killed in an automobile accident 11-2-99. So, my husband and I as well as many family and friends are still grieving. A good friend sent me this book during the holidays, but I just read it recently. I was amazed at how the author so simply, in only a few words, captures the essence of grieving--not only grieving for one who has died but other grieving events such as divorce, losing a job, etc. I think the book helped me most understand what my husband is experiencing because I think we are in different stages of grieving. I feel that I can better understand some of his behavior now after reading this book. I plan to share this powerful book with others, especially young people who are having an especially difficult time accepting my son's sudden death."

A Grief Observed, C. S. Lewis, Chad WalshA Grief Observed
    by C. S. Lewis, Chad Walsh (Afterward) "When my four year-old son, Daniel, in spite of the prayers of many, died in 1997 after cancer treatments, I was angry. I had 'grown up' seeing "A Grief Observed" in my dad's pastoral study but never felt compelled to read it until I was shattered by my son's death. In the pages I related to Lewis' anger at God, his doubt, his fear. As a Christian it is comforting to know other Christians, especially this great man so respected, went through what I went through too. Lewis articulated my feelings about his relationship with God so well. I recommend this helpful book to all who have had to experience an untimely death of a loved one."

35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child, Dougy Center Staff35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child
      by Dougy Center Staff (Editor) "If you know a child who has experienced the death of a mother, father, caregiver, sister, brother, or friend, you may have wondered how you can help. The thousands of grieving children and teens at The Dougy Center have taught us a lot about what does and doesn't help them. We also hear many caring parents, teachers, and adult caregivers who want to support children who are grieving but aren't sure how to go about it. In response to that concern, we've gathered together the most important stuff we've learned from the kids, and the result is this guidebook. The information in these pages is simple and practical and is drawn from the stories of the children and teenagers who have been on the front lines of grief. This guidebook addresses how to include children in decision making, what to expect from different ages of grieving children, and how to provide safe outlets for children to express emotion."

After Suicide, John H. Hewett, Wayne E. OatesAfter Suicide      by John H. Hewett, Wayne E. Oates (Editor) "Fourteen years ago my mother took her life after suffering from a lifetime of depression. I found After Suicide and it was the one thing that helped me live. I have since bought many copies that I give to families of suicides in my town. My hope is that this book can be given by someone at the time of the suicide to families immediately so the healing can start right a way."


After the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again : A Parent's Guide to Coping With the Loss of a Child,Elizabeth Mehren, Harold KushnerAfter the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again : A Parent's Guide to Coping With the Loss of a Child      by Elizabeth Mehren, Harold Kushner (Introduction) "This book has many different stories of parents struggling to go on after losing a child. I lost a 17-yr-old this year in a car accident and, with that death, I have felt separated from the everyday lives of my friends. I might as well be living on another planet. The stories in this book help me remember that my experience is not unique and, unfortunately, will be repeated by others. There is consolation in knowing that parents do survive this loss and that we still would not have missed being part of our children's lives even if it means going on without them now."