Authors listed in alphabetical order. Click on the name of the book for an on-line review.

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Alcorn, Randy

Heaven, Answers to your questions about what Heaven is like.

Apple, Dennis

Life After the Death of My SonWhat I’m Learning

Barenberg, Anne PhD, Vickie Scalzitti and Jack Cain

10 Steps for Parenting Your Grieving Children – Review by Jean Johnson

Baugher, Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob has authored several books on various topics of grief.  To order, email to

A Guide for the Bereaved Survivor – by Robert Baugher & Marc Calija
Understanding Guilt during Bereavement – by Bob Baugher
Understanding Anger during Bereavement – by Bob Baugher, Carol  Hankins, & Gary Hankins
Death Turns Allie’s Family Upside Down – by Bob Baugher, Linda Wong-Garl, & Kristina J. Baugher
Coping with Traumatic Death: Homicide – by Bob Baugher & Lew Cox
After Suicide Loss: Coping with Your Grief – by Bob Baugher & Jack Jordan
The Crying Handbook – by Bob Baugher & Darcie Sims
In the Midst of Caring – by Darcie Sims & Bob Baugher
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Berger, Susan A.

The Five Ways We Grieve – Finding Your Personal Path to Healing after the Loss of a Loved One

Bernstein, Judith R.

When the Bough Breaks forever after the death of a son or daughter

Bigwarfe, Alexa

Sunshine after the Storm – A collection of writings by bereaved moms and dads who found their way in life after the loss of their baby, child, or children. Review by Jean Johnson.

Bode, Janet

Death is Hard to Live With Teenagers Talk about How to Cope with Loss.  Janet is the author of many books focused on helping Teens be better in a broken world.

Brownley, Margaret

Grieving God’s Way: The Path to Lasting Hope and Healing – A 90-day inspiration devotional that provides the framework for a methodical grieving process that follows God’s plan.

Buckley, Kelly S.

Gratitude In Grief: Finding Daily Joy and a Life of Purpose Following the Death of My Son

Carmody, Mitch

Letters to My Son – Turning Loss into Legacy.   Mitch wrote letters to his son, Kelly, to process the intense grief he felt after his son battled two years with a malignant brain tumor and died.

Chesapeake Life Center, a service of Chesapeake Hospice (Published by)

Supporting Children After a Suicide Loss – a Guide for Parents and Care Givers

Cobain, Beverly and Larch, Jean

Dying To Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families after a Suicide – Review by Jean Johnson

Combe, Sherry Anne

Coombe – My Porcelain Doll – Review by Jean Johnson

Davis, Deborah L. Ph.D.

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Dealing with the Death of Your Baby, Third Edition – For families who have experienced the loss of a baby.

DeTurris Poust, Mary

Parenting a Grieving Child – Review by Jean Johnson

Diehl, Laura (

My Grief Journey Coloring Book and Journal

When Tragedy Strikes: Rebuilding Your Life with Hope and Healing after the Death of a Child

Doka, Kenneth J. and Martin, Terry L.

Grieiving Beyond Gender, Understanding the Ways Men and Women Grieve – Review by Jean Johnson

Dougy Center (Published by), The Natonal Center for Grieving Children & Families   Visit the Dougy Center website for a complete list of  books and resources for helping children and teens deal with grief.

How to Help a Grieving Teen

Memories Matter, Activities for Grieving Children & Teens

Dunn, Bill (and Kathy Leonard

Through a Season of Grief: Devotions for your Journey from Mourning to Joy
Review by Jean Johnson

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Eareckson-Tada, Joni

365 Days of Hope, Encouragement for Those Facing Loss, Pain, and Disappointment

Eib, Lynn

Eib - When God and Grief MeetWhen God and Grief Meet: True Stories of Comfort & Courage






Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back. Review by Jean Johnson. Encouragement for Dads who have lost a child and feel alone and misunderstood in their grief.

Friedman, Russell and James, John W. 

The Grief Recovery Handbook, The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses, Including Health, Career and Faith.  How Grief Recovery Addresses Trauma & PTSD.  The authors are founders of the Grief Recovery Institute in Bend, Oregon.  Read a review by Jean Johnson.

Ganin, Barbara

Art and Healing, Using Expressive Art to Heal Your Body, Mind and Spirit Drawing From the Heart, A Seven-Week Program to Heal Emotional Pain and Loss Through Expressive Art

Garcia, Renee Bradford & Pomeroy, Elizabeth C.

Children and Loss, A practical handbook for professionals

Gentry, Genesse Bourdeau

Stars in the Deepest Night After the Death of a Child

gentry-catching-the-lightCatching the Light, Coming Back to Life after the Death of a Child




Gilmartin, Kevin M. Ph.D.

Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement, A Guide for Officers and Their Families

Goldman, Linda

Breaking the Silence, A guide to helping children with complicated Grief – Suicide, Homicide, AIDS, Violence and Abuse

Lucy Lets Go!  Helping children love a pet through death and dying.

Goldring, Ellen, LPC and Leeuwenburgh, Erika, LPC

Why Did You Die?  Activities to Help Children Code with Grief & Loss (40 simple activities to teach kids to express their difficult feelings, separate myths from facts, and thrive despite their loss

Grief Recovery Method (Published by), John W. James & Russell Friedman

The Grief Recovery Handbook

Grollman, Earl A.

Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers, How to cope with losing someone you love

Guntzelman, Joan

God Knows You’re Grieving, Things to do to help you through

Guthry, Nancy

Holding On To Hope, A pathway through suffering to the heart of God

Hearing Jesus Speak Into Your Sorrow

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Hanson, Chelsea

Sudden Loss Survival Guide

The Sudden Loss Survival Guide, 7 Essential Practices to Heal Grief 

Read Chelsea’s excerpt from her book on “An Essential Healing Practice – Remembering”

Hickman, Martha Whitmore

Healing After Loss, Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief

Hopkinson, Barbara J.

A Butterfly’s Journey, Healing Grief After the Loss of a Child

James, John W. and Friedman, Russell

The Grief Recovery Handbook, The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses, Including Health, Career and Faith.  How Grief Recovery Addresses Trauma & PTSD.  The authors are founders of the Grief Recovery Institute in Bend, Oregon.

Johnston, Pastor Ray

Johnston Ray 20140614 HQ BookThe Hope QuotientMeasure It.  Raise it.  You’ll Never Be the Same.

What’s at the heart of every thriving person, every thriving marriage, kid, and business? Hope! The Hope Quotient is a revolutionary new method for measuring–and dramatically increasing–your level of hope. Hope is more than a feeling; it’s the by-product of seven key factors. When these are present in your life, they cause hope to thrive.

Kearns, Carol Ph.D.

Sugar Cookies and a Nightmare, How my daughter’s death taught me the meaning in life

Kelly, R. Glenn

kelly-sometimes-i-cry-in-the-shower Sometimes I Cry in the Shower, A Grieving Father’s Journey to Wholeness and Healing

kelly-the-griefcase The Griefcase: A Man’s Guide to Healing and Moving Forward in Grief

Review by Jean Johnson



Kendall, R. T.

Total Forgiveness.  When losing a loved one requires forgiving someone before you can move toward healing.

Kosminsky, Phllis Ph.D.

Getting Back to Life When Grief Won’t Heal
At the age of only nine years old, Phyllis Kosminsky suffered the tragic loss of her mother.  This was the experience that compelled her to learn and understand the impact of grief and loss.  Having helped hundreds of people deal with their grief and rebuild their lives, she knows that moving beyond grief is often difficult. Read more…

Kowall, Kelly

My Life After … The Death of My Son (A Story of Miracles).  After Kelly Kowall’s son died, through a series of profoundly remarkable events, she founded My Warrior’s Place.  In her book, she shares her story. Read more….

Kurtz, Cathy A.

Kurtz - Living Through the PainLiving Through the Pain, The Lonely Me
When her mom, dad, older brother and his wife died in a private airplane accident, Cathy felt that she had caused their death.  Since the age of 16, she carried that guilt with her. This book is Cathy’s memoir of living through those years of grief, loss, shame, guilt and “aloneness,” and how she overcame those devastating feelings.


Leeuwenburgh, Erika, LPC & Goldring, Ellen, LPC

Why Did You Die?  Activities to Help Children Code with Grief & Loss (40 simple activities to teach kids to express their difficult feelings, separate myths from facts, and thrive despite their loss)

Levang, Elizabeth Ph.D.

When Men Grieve: Why Men Grieve Differently and What You Can Do To Help – Review by Jean Johnson

Leonard, Kathy (and Bill Dunn)

Through a Season of Grief: Devotions for your Journey from Mourning to Joy
Review by Jean Johnson

Lewis, C. S.

A Grief Observed

Lord, Janice Harris

No Time for Goodbyes:
Coping with Sorrow, Anger and Injustice after a Tragic Death



Luck, Sheila M.

My Secret Loss, Finding Peace After Abortion

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McCracken, Anne & Semel, Mary

A Broken Heart Still Beats – After Your Child Dies

Montgomery, Mary and Herb

Goodbye My Friend, Grieving the loss of a pet.

Pomeroy, Elizabeth C. & Garcia, Renee Bradford

Children and Loss, A practical handbook for professionals

Poust, Mary DeTurris

Parenting a Grieving Child, Helping Children find faith, hope, and healing after the loss of a loved one

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Requarth, Margo, M.A., M.F.T.

After a Parent’s Suicide, Helping children heal

Roe, Gary

Please Be Patient, I’m Grieving, How to Care and Support the Grieving Heart

Semel, Mary & McCracken, Anne

A Broken Heart Still Beats – After Your Child Dies

Settser, Jerry L.

A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss

Sewell, Steve

At a Loss, Learning How to Comfort Others Through the Journey of Grief Using Scripture and Prayer

Sims, Darcie Ph.D.

Sims - Why Are The Casseroles Always TunaWhy Are The Casseroles Always Tuna? A Loving Look At the Lighter Side of Grief

Sims - If I Could Just See HopeIf I Could Just See Hope  A collection of stories filled with compassion, hope, and humor written to help you understand yourself and the factors that influence your grief journey.


Sheff, David

Beautiful Boy, A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction.

Stieglitz, Gil

Proverbs: A Devotional Commentary Vol. 1Dr. Gil Stieglitz comments on Solomon’s insights into life and people

Stillwell, Elaine E.

The Death of a Child, Reflections for Grieving Parents 

Stirling, Linda

Hope for a Broken Heart, Powerful Stories of Healing After the Death of a Child

Traisman, Enid MSW

My Pet Remembrance Journal

Turrentine, Sheila

This Is My Story, This Is My Song – A bereaved parent’s journey of faith after the death of her beautiful daughter

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Walsh, Katherine

Grief and Loss, Theories and skills for the helping professions

Wayman, Laura

A Loving Approach to Dementia Care Making Meaningful Connectings with the Person Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementia or Memory Loss.

A Personal Conversation With The Dementia Whisperer DVD

Wells, Rosemary

Helping Children Cope with Grief, Facing a death in the family

Wolfelt, Alan D., PH.D.

The Paradoxes of Mourning: Healing Your Grief with Three Forgotten Truths.  Review by Jean Johnson.

Healing Your Holiday Grief, 100 Practical Ideas for Blending Mourning and Celebration during the Holiday Season. Review by Dorinda Gregory.

The Handbook for Companioning the Mourner; Eleven Essential Principles Companioning You A Soulful Guide to Caring for Yourself While You Care for the Dying and the Bereaved

Grief One Day at a Time; 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss. Review by Jean Johnson

Grief One Day At a Time; 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss

The Mourner’s Book of Faith, 30 Days of Enlightenment

The Mourner’s Book of Hope, 30 Days of Inspiration

The Depression of Grief, Coping with Your Sadness and Knowing When to Get Help

Healing a Child’s Grieving Heart – Review by Jean Johnson

Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart, 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies

The PTSD Solution, The Truth About Your Symptoms and How to Heal

Reframing PTSD as Traumatic Grief Understanding Your Grief, Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing your Heart

The Wilderness of Suicide Grief: Finding Your Way (Understanding Your Grief)

When Your Pet Dies, A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing

More books by Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Wright, Dr. H. Norman

What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say, In times of Grief, Heartache and Sadness

Recovering from Losses in Life God Knows You’re Grieving, Things to do to help you through

Helping Those Who Hurt, Compassionate and Practical Ways to Offer Comfort

Missing the Child You Love, Finding Hope in the Midst of Death, Disability or Absence

Now I Know Why I’m Depressed, and What I Can Do About It

Recovering from the Losses of Life

More books by Dr. H. Norman Wright

Zastrow, Nan

When the Holidays Hurt… Practical Ideas and Suggestions for Healing Grief review by Jean Johnson