This book presents heartfelt accounts exploring the realms of visions, synchronicities and communications on death’s threshold. Told in the voice of a compassionate scientist andmedical expert who sees death every day, these stories convey the comfort the author has found in what she sees and hears. (New World Library, 2004)
The author explores the wisdom the living might find in her accounts and shows how that wisdom changes lives. (New World Library, 2006)
A collection of reflective writings by historic and contemporary writers on the fourteen stations or events of the cross. The reflections help the reader when hurting, grieving, or feeling lost. (Augsburg, 2000)
This booklet was created by request of the speaker following a public forum. It is his spoken version intended to be used as a conversation with the reader to continue to reflect on the loss of dreams. With encouragement to continue dreaming new dreams that fit life now and in the days ahead. (Copyright 1994)
One of the few books that tackles the horrors following a suicide often laid upon the grieving by well-meaning religious people and religious communities. (Augsburg Fortress, 1993)
This book addresses the emotional, physical & spiritual anguish bereaved parents experience and communicates the hope found in the Gospel. It provides encouragement & comfort and discusses baptism in an honest biblical manner. The book also includes prayers. (Concordia Publishing, 1993)
This book will help you listen to children, answer their questions, and guide them in coping with their feelings when they lose someone they love. It includes help for dealing with behavior changes often accompanying a child’s grief. (Augsburg, 1991 & 2002 editions)
The authors recount their incredible trials in attempting to help their third daughter survive debilitating health and developmental issues. The book provides and inspiring lesson for all who are seeking to understand life’s lessons and relationship to God. (Ambassador Publishing, 2008)
A moving and insightful book about what it means to children when a parent dies. Eighteen boys and girls, 6-17 -years-of-age, speak openly, honestly, unreservedly of their experiences and feelings. Their stories are recorded so children experiencing the loss of a parent may know that others have felt the same anguish and guilt, confusion and anger-and that these feelings are normal, even appropriate. (Alfred A. Knopf, 1981)
This book explores significant losses including grief that comes with death, divorce, unemployment, and other important losses that may impact one’s life. It looks at how it feels and how it affects our lives and the lives of those around us. It allows the reader to find meaning in grief and coping strategies that help lessen the pain and promote healing. There is an extensive chapter on where to turn for help when the burden of grief is too much to carry alone–finding a support group, national support resources, and a bibliography.
These books are a two-in-one publication. The purpose of What Will Help Me is to lead the reader through days of grief with as much comfort and security as is reasonably possible. The other side, How Can I Help, provides 12 suggestions for what we might do and ways we might be when someone we know has suffered a loss. Each step in each side is presented in a two page layout.
The author takes a moving personal look at human mortality. He shares his own experiences with aging, loss, grief, and fear and gently and eloquently reveals the gifts that living and dying can give to one another. (HarperSan Francisco, 1994
The book relates the ways most of us are likely to die and, in doing so, suggests how we may live more fully and meaningfully. The author, a distinguished surgeon, describes the mechanisms of cancer, heart attack, stroke, AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease with clinical exactness and poetic eloquence and with the sensitivity of a man recalling his own intimate losses. (Vintage Books, 1993)
This book is for times when the reader needs words of assurance and encouragement. The short chapters describe stretches along the road that the author and the reader have traveled-many times rejecting God’s comfort, trying to go it alone and sometimes puzzled by the comfort God seems to give. (Augsburg, 1999)
Letting go of what we cherish is one of the most difficult things we ever do. This book can be a personal guide to accepting our inevitable goodbyes and reminds us that when we are suffering the most deeply, the seed of hope still lives within us. (Ivy Books, 1988)
The book of job shows how condescending and superficial attempts to comfort someone who is suffering can be. The author combines theological and pastoral concerns throughout the book of job. This book is a useful resource for caregivers. general readers. study groups. and biblical classes. Academic Renewal Press. 2001)
The author shows how the Bible can speak to the universal human experience of suffering. He examines various biblical responses to suffering and explains what the New Testament can add to such basic works as the books of job. Ecclesiastes. and prophets. (Academic Renewal Press. 1991)
A journey through shock and grieving to coping with loss. The book goes beyond telling the authors’ story to identify the sources of healing that helped them cope with each facet of grieve. (Harper Collins. 1993)
Do you wish you knew more about what awaits after this life? This book offers a refreshing and faith-filled picture of the glorious destination the Bible promises for all believers. (Zondervan. 1995)
A moving. beautifully written book that gives the reader the understanding and self-assurance to overcome the anger and loneliness. the suffering and pain of a personal travail: the loss of a loved one-any loss in life. A practical and inspirational guide to help express sorrow and begin the process of healing. (Ballantine Books. 1985)
Defines the stages of grief. names the many kinds of loss we suffer. shows how to help the grief-stricken. gives a new vision of Christ’s sacrifice and shows how a loving God shares our grief. (Zondervan Publishing House. 1992)
This book expounds a healthy. Christian attitude toward grief. It encourages feeling rather than suppressing your emotions and allowing Christ to help you work through your suffering. (Fortress. 1971 and large print Augsburg Fortress. 1997)
This book is the author’s map back to finding herself following the untimely death of her husband. (Hazelden. 2002).
A genuine help to anyone facing the anguish of work through a personal crisis. (Augsburg. 1978).
An easily read question-and-answer format. For general public, caregivers and professionals, and suicide survivors. Readers may go directly to the area of most interest or read only the questions to get an overview of the most recent knowledge about suicide. (Afterwords, 1989)
An inspirational best seller for over 25 years, this book has been revised and updates to explore the many important issues that have arisen during that time. This unique book discusses pain-physical, emotional, and spiritual-and helps the reader understand why we suffer from it and how to cope with our own and that of others.
The author offers these letters to answer questions about what it means to live well and die well. Life and death are presented as a testimony to faith, love, and hope. (2009)
Drawing from his experience with cancer, the author presents a Christian approach to the end of life. As faithful people, we can approach death with hope and peace. (Paraclete, 2009)
This book presents life and death in terms a child can understand.
Children will see for themselves the reasons people die.
This is a story of a little girl whose great-grandmother just died. She seeks answers and her mother helps her learn about heaven.
In this book author Lewis writes about how one’s faith is affected by the loss of a loved one. A classic. (Copyright, 1989)
This book offers relief to anyone experiencing such a lost; done through reflective text, color nature photographs and suggestions for healing activities that can help survivors cope with the grief and begin their lives again. (Augsburg. 1995)
An extremely helpful, practical book on grief and its many facets. The author shares his observations, thoughts and insightful analysis, coupled with many case histories to illustrate major points. This book is of practical value both to those going through a grieving process and those professionals who deal daily with people who grieve. (1992)
This book is an account of the author’s niece, Patrice’s, journey with gliobastoma multiforme, a deadly brain cancer. In the foreword, the author writes “I write this account of the life of one experience with brain cancer. It conveys grace and glory as well as grief. Patrice was a shining example of how to live and how to die.”
Stillbirth or death of a newborn
Anxiety. Apprehension & Fear
Impending death or irreversible illness
Anger. bitterness. self-pity. turmoil
Acceptance of inevitable death