Grief and Loss Books

Books and media on coping with grief, death, dying, loss

Losing someone close to you can be a painful and traumatic experience. And if someone you know is grieving, you may be struggling with what to say or looking for additional ways you can offer support. Browse by topic below to find books, videos and other resources to help you and those around you cope with the death of a family member or friend.

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Understanding Grief, Living with Loss

Seven Choices: Finding Daylight After Loss Shatters Your World Surviving the Loss of Your Loved One Tough Transitions: Navigating Your Way Through Difficult TimesThe Mourning Handbook: The Most Comprehensive Resource Offering Practical and Compassionate Advice on Coping with All Aspects of Death and DyingHow to Go on Living when Someone You Love DiesGood Grief: Healing Through the Shadow of Loss

Healing through the Shadow of LossHow to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: Illness and DeathRemembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning DeathGinger's Gift: Hope and Healing Through Dog Companionship

A Rumor of Angels: Quotations for Living, Dying and Letting GoSaying Goodbye to Someone You Love: Your Emotional Journey through End-of-Life and Grief

 

 

Giving Sympathy and Support, What to Say and How to Help

My Deepest Sympathies...: Meaningful Sentiments for Condolence Notes and Conversations, Plus a Guide to EulogiesHow to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: Illness and DeathHow to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: MiscarriageHow to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: SuicideA Winding Road: A Handbook for Those Supporting the Suicide BereavedJust a Note to Say ...: The Perfect Words for Every OccasionHow to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: Caregiver ResponsibilitiesHow to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: Pet LossWhat Do You Say When . . .: Talking to People with Confidence on Any Social or Business OccasionBusiness Notes: Writing Personal Notes That Build Professional Relationships

Helping Children and Teens Through Grief

The Grieving Child: A Parent's GuideThe Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their FriendsMy Teacher's Name Is GriefRide To The Stars, A Story For Children About Life, Loss, And Love

Losing Your Spouse or Partner

Stronger Than Cleopatra

When the Man You Love Is IllSeven Choices: Finding Daylight After Loss Shatters Your WorldGrief Expressed When a Mate DiesFinding Your Way after Your Spouse DiesWidowers Hurt, TooGrieving A SoulmateProfound Blessings

The Loss of a Child

Death of a Child: How to Say It When You Don't Know What to SayHow to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: MiscarriageHow to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: Death of a Newborn or Stillborn BabyThe Free Bird Flies: Choosing Life After LossAaron's Mailbox: A Mother's True Journey Through Loss, Grief and the Power of Love

Losing Your Mother or Father

Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of LossLetters from Motherless Daughters: Words of Courage, Grief, and HealingMotherless Mothers: How Losing a Mother Shapes the Parent You BecomeHow to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: Caregiver ResponsibilitiesThe Settlement Game: How to Settle an Estate Peacefully and Fairly

The Death of a Sibling

Do They Have Bad Days in Heaven?: Surviving the Suicide Loss of a SiblingWith and Without Her: A Memoir of Being and Losing a Twin

Losing Someone to Suicide

Do They Have Bad Days in Heaven?: Surviving the Suicide Loss of a SiblingSeeking Hope: Stories of the Suicide BereavedRocky Roads: The Journeys of Families Through Suicide GriefA Winding Road: A Handbook for Those Supporting the Suicide BereavedHow to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: Suicide

When Someone You Love Is Dying

The Mourning Handbook: The Most Comprehensive Resource Offering Practical and Compassionate Advice on Coping with All Aspects of Death and DyingWhen the Man You Love Is IllHow to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: Caregiver ResponsibilitiesObitKit: A Guide to Celebrating Your LifeYour Legacy of Love: Realize the Gift in GoodbyeSaying Goodbye to Someone You Love: Your Emotional Journey through End-of-Life and GriefThe Beauty of a Slow Death: Understanding Acceptance and Learning to Live Differently Can Lead to PeaceDeath for Beginners: Your No-Nonsense, Money-Saving Guide to Planning for the InevitableIn Sickness as in Health: Helping Couples Cope with the Complexities of Illness

 

 

Leaving a Legacy

Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To Our Dreams for Our Children: Creating Legacies That Inspire Each New Generation to Achieve a Brighter FutureThe Settlement Game: How to Settle an Estate Peacefully and FairlyMy Financial Legacy (A Guide for Women)Women's Lives, Women's Legacies: Passing Your Beliefs and Blessings to Future GenerationsThe Legacy Workbook for the Busy Woman: A step-By-Step Guide for Writing a Spiritual-Ethical Will in Two Hours or LessObitKit: A Guide to Celebrating Your LifeYour Legacy of Love: Realize the Gift in GoodbyeDeath for Beginners: Your No-Nonsense, Money-Saving Guide to Planning for the Inevitable

Honoring and Remembering

Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning DeathObitKit: A Guide to Celebrating Your LifeHere's to You!: Creating Your Own Meaningful Toast or Tribute for Any OccasionWomen's Lives, Women's Legacies: Passing Your Beliefs and Blessings to Future Generations

The Loss of a Pet

How to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: Pet Loss

Taking Care of Your Body, Mind and Spirit

Change Your Mind, Change Your Body: Feeling Good About Your Body and Self After 40 Your Life After Their Death: A Medium's Guide to Healing After a Loss Pilgrim Heart: The Inner Journey HomeToxic Friends, True Friends: How Your Friends Can Make or Break Your Health, Happiness, Family, and CareerThe Holy Intimacy of Strangers

Memoirs about Coping with Loss and Grief

Conversations with the Water: A Memoir of Cultivating HopeWith and Without Her: A Memoir of Being and Losing a TwinThe Free Bird Flies: Choosing Life After LossAaron's Mailbox: A Mother's True Journey Through Loss, Grief and the Power of Love

Fiction about Death and Dying, Life After Loss

The Australian Pen Pal Product Details Sisters: The Karma TwistFinding Frances

Poetry, Quotations, Inspiration

A Rumor of Angels: Quotations for Living, Dying and Letting Go

Music

Consoling Wings: An Album for Those Who Grieve (Constant Change)

Love's Gotta Go Somewhere (Steve Richard)

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Comment by Sheila Turrentine on March 10, 2016 at 11:20am

I recommend adding ‘THIS IS MY STORY, THIS IS MY SONG’ to the loss of a child book section. 

Summary:  What began just 4 months after the tragedy is now captured in 112 pages that certainly won’t be like anything you’ve ever read.  As Sheila Turrentine writes herself, “Grief is a very personal and singular progression” and her book This is my Story This is my Song is just that, her experience.  Turrentine’s daughter Emilie went missing while boating with friends at Rend Lake.  She was found 27 hours later.  Turrentine says she was called by God to write and share her story.

“I thought I had worked through a lot of things, and then as I started typing more things started coming to the forefront.  I had to deal with a lot of different issues as I was writing the book.  It was healing, but my main goal was to share my story in order to comfort others or help them in any way possible.”

And what is she hoping you’ll get out of reading her story?

“With God all things are possible.  You have to form a relationship with Him and allow Him to heal you and drag you kicking and screaming through the utmost horrible thing that you can possibly go through and at the end you can come out victorious… death of a child is survivable. And you can smile instead of cry.”

The book is available in hardcopy and e-book form from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse.com. 

Comment by Ruth Kendall on January 26, 2016 at 10:05pm

this song touched my heart in so many places. thank you Steve Richard.

Comment by Singing Rain on October 28, 2013 at 7:38am

How come no one reads the books that say there is no such thing as death? There are hundreds of them. Isn't religion all about teaching us that we are eternal? What is the bible about if not to teach us that there is a generator for every part of the energy that vibrates everything--including the sun!!! We are living in God's body.

Since we are frequency beings, death is just a step out of these bodies into another frequency band. Read the book  "Hands of Light" by former NASA physicist Barbara Brennan. She has built a college where a person can get a bachelor's degree to teach others why there is no such thing as death.

Seems that at the core of us is the same energy that oscillates those electrons. We ARE the energy that vibrates everything about us. Some call this energy God. What vibrates as us? Where is the generator that vibrates out from itself all those fields of waves that quantum physicists say we are full of? Just because we don't see this generator does not mean it does not exist. There has to be a source of our energy.

People are 100% full of these electrons that nobody no where knows how to create. Why is this swept under the rug as if nothing? Sweeping the magicalness of our reality under the rug has caused all the wars and racism and grief that this world has always experienced.

Comment by Cindy on October 19, 2012 at 10:59pm
Book helped me was "my time in Heaven" and Never letting go
Comment by Mohan on July 7, 2012 at 7:18pm

I would like to request addition of my book to this secction "A Child Lost in Flight" : Moving on after tragedy on Flight 229

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