Book and Resource List

These are suggestions only. We have not read them all...many have been recommended to us. Our favourites are highlighted in another colour.

  • "Living through the Loss of Someone You Love", by Sandra Aldrich
  • "From One Single Mother to Another", by Sandra Aldrich
  • "Beginnings – A Book for Widows", by Betty Jane Wylie
  • "To Live Again" by Catherine Marshall
  • "Meeting God at Every Turn", by Catherine Marshall
  • "Through the Wilderness of Lonliness", by Tim Hansel
  • "A Journey of Hope", by Grace Wulff
  • "God In the Dark", by Lucy Shaw
  • "Let Me Grieve But Not Forever", by Verdell Davis
  • "A Grief Observed", by C.S. Lewis (one of the best... a classic on grief)
  • "Heaven", by Joni Eareckson Tada
  • "Shattered Dreams: God's Unexpected Pathway to Joy", by Larry Crabb
  • "When God Doesn't Make Sense", by James Dobson
  • "Through the Gates of Splendour", by Elizabeth Elliot
  • "The Mourning Book", by Helen Fitzgerald
  • "In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing: a Geography of Grief", by Christopher Noel
  • "Starting Over- Help for Young Widows and Widowers", by Adele Rice Nudel
  • "Letters to my Husband", by Fern Field Brooks
  • "Being a Widow", by Lynn Caine
  • "Don't Take my Grief Away", by Doug Manning
  • Seven Choices, Finding Daylight after Loss  by Elizabeth Harper Neeld, PhD


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  • "I'm Grieving as Fast as I Can", by Linda Feinberg
  • "Grief as a Family Process", Ester Shapiro
  • "If God is so Good, why do I Hurt so Bad?", by David Biebel
  • "God Works the Night Shift", by Ron Mehl
  • "Living with Loss - Meditations for the Grieving", by Ellen Sue Stern"
  • "The Complete Financial Guide for Single Parents", by Larry Burkett
  • "Early Widow", by Mary Jane Worden
  • "Someday Heaven", by Lary Libby
  • "When a Parent Dies", by Fred Bratman
  • "When Children Grieve", by John James
  • "Winter Holding Spring", by Crescent Dragonwagon
  • "Learning to Say Good-bye", by Eda LeShan
  • "Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss", by Claudia L. Jewett
  • "It Must Hurt a Lot", by Doris Sanford
  • "Telling My Sister's Story", by Catherine Ripplinger Fenwick
  • "On Death and Dying", by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • "Two-Part Invention, The Story of a Marriage", by Madeleine L'Engle
  • "Getting Through the Night", by Eugenia Price
  • "Mourning into Dancing", by Walter Wangerin
  • "Good Grief", by Granger Westburg
  • Getting to the Other Side of Grief, by Susan Zonnvelt-Smeege & Robert De Vries
  • The Empty Chair, by Susan Zonnvelt-Smeege & Robert De Vries
  • Understanding Your Grief/Understanding Your Grief Journal, by Dr. Alan Wolfelt
  • When You Lose Someone You Love – by Susan Squellati Florence
  • Quiet Reflections – Poetry by Donna Richards, Watercolours by Martha Pauls
  • Healing after Loss, Daily Meditations for Working through Grief, by Martha Whitmore Hickman
  • Love You, Mean It, by Carrington, Collins, Gerbasi and Charles (4-911 Widows)


  • Rest, Inspirations from Taize by gemma & co. with Cathy Hardy and Karin Dart

  • Solace, for Seasons of Suffering, with Steve Bell

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Books for Children


  • "Helping Children Grieve", by Theresa Huntley
  • Sesame Street "When Families Grieve"( DVD, Guide for Parents and Stry for Children) (NEW)

              "In the Arms of God", by James Dobson

  • "When God Weeps", by Joni Eareckson Tada and Steven Estes

  • "The Single Symphony- A Single Parent Grief Guide", by Suzy Yehl Marta

  • "A Time to Grieve: Meditation for Healing After the Death of a Loved One", by Carol Staudacher

  • "Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing", by Tom Golden

  • "When a Man Faces Grief", by Thomas Golden and James Miller

  • "From My Grieving Heart to Yours", by Dr. Charles Shepson

  • "A Grace Disguised", by Gerald L. Sittser

  • "Life is Tough but God is Faithful", by Sheila Walsh

  • "Grief for a Season", by Mildred Tengbom

  • "The Mourning Handbook", by Helen Fitzgerald

  • "Blessed are those who Mourn", (for Catholics) by Glenn Spencer

  • "Facing Change (For Teens) by Donna O'Toole", (Compassion Press) - available through New Hope

  • "How I Feel", (A Colouring Book for Children) by Alan Wolfelt - available through New Hope

  • "Parenting With Wit and Wisdom in Times of Chaos and Loss", by Barbara Coloroso

  • "Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children", by Linda Goldman

  • "Breaking the Silence: A Guide to Help Children with Complicated Grief/Suicide, Homicide, AIDS & Abuse", by Linda Goldman

  • "Tear Soup", by Pat Schweibert, Chuck DeKlyen

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Movies To Watch

  • One True Thing

  • Shadowlands

  • Sarah, Plain and Tall (Great to Watch with kids of all ages)

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