Christian in content, this is for all parent who search for spiritual meaning in their healing
Dear Parents : Letters to Bereaved Parents by Joy Johnson (Editor), Centering Corporation Paperback - 76 pages Rev. edition (June 1989)
Centering Corp; ISBN: 1561230332
A support group in a book form. Parents, siblings, well-known others say what they would tell a grieving parent.
Grieving with Hope by Sue Catherine Holtkamp Paperback - 109 pages (August 15, 1995)
Franklin-McKinsey Publishers; ISBN: 1887385002
This is about one woman's traumatic bereavement and her loss-induced crisis of faith. Grieving with Hope specifies how she manages to relearn her world and renew her faith, providing true lessons in how to cope and find hope again after major loss. What a wonderful gift for mourners who fear the loss of their spiritual convictions and/or sense of connection.
Goodbye My Child by Margaret M. Pike Paperback (December 1992)
Centering Corp; ISBN: 1561230529
Helps with funeral planning, practical questions. Covers deaths of all ages of children, men/women's grief, dealing with family, etc.
Standing Beside You : A Book for Bereaved Parents by Linda K. Maurer Paperback (January 1996)
Linda K Maurer; ISBN: 0963697714
An excellent book for the death of an only child. Reads like a love letter from a good friend.
Heartfelt: A Companion for Bereaved Parents by Jeri Rae Miller (Author) Paperback: 72 pages (December 30, 2006)
Cypress House; first edition ISBN-10: 1879384744; ISBN-13: 978-1879384743
In 1976, Jeri Rae Miller's seven-year-old son, Christian, was killed in an automobile accident. After more than a year of agonizing grief, Ms. Miller created the Heartfelt Support Group to help other bereaved parents. Based on the knowledge she developed while counseling thousands of bereaved parents during the group's twenty-one years of operation, she wrote Heartfelt in hope of reaching out to even more grieving families and helping them survive the greatest loss of all. Heartfelt is a beacon of hope and a road map for recovery. Not a lengthy psychological treatise, it is intentionally concise for ease of reference, walking the reader through the stages of grief in chapters that can be read and reread in minutes. Although it focuses on parental grief, the insight it offers will help and comfort all who mourn the loss of any loved one, assuring them that, while their lives have changed forever, they will survive and smile again.
So Will I Comfort You by J. Kander Paperback (June 1991)
Centering Corp; ISBN: 086997338X
Includes information about how to cope, care for yourself. Also includes information on topics such as, grief and growth, anger, memories, setting goals, restoration, spiritual needs, step-parents and much more.
After the Death of a Child : Living With Loss Through the Years by Ann K. Finkbeiner Paperback - 288 pages Reprint edition (June 1998)
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 080185914X
The author ..."has found a way to investigate her own grief and perhaps find some resolution to this difficult task of grieving..."--Therese Goodrich, former director of The Compassionate Friends, and member of Bereaved Parents of USA.
The Mats by Francisco Arcellana, Hermes Alegre (Illustrator) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover - 24 pages 1 Amer Ed edition (March 1999)
Kane/Miller Book Pub; ISBN: 0916291863 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.39 x 9.57 x 10.65
Originally a short story written more than 60 years ago, this picture book tells of a family in the Philippines awaiting the father's return. The father writes that he will be bringing each member of the family a special sleeping mat made by an artist. The anticipation builds, and finally each mat is lovingly unfolded. The last three mats, which have duller colors, are for three siblings who have died: "Do you think I'd forgotten them?" Papa asks. The tender, bittersweet story is illustrated in vibrant shades of yellow, blue, and red, adding warmth to the simple words. A good choice for talking about remembering people who have died or about family life in other cultures. Susan Dove Lempke
Living with Loss-A Magazine of Hope and Healing Articles written and stories published on issues related to all types of loss by those who are not only professionals but also have suffered loss themselves. www.bereavementmag.com
www.surrey.quik.com/pathways "As both a Certified Grief Counselor and bereaved parent myself, I wish to acquaint you with my first self-published book titled MY TEEN ANGEL, A Mother’s Grief about Heartache – Healing – Hope. It is a grief/self-help book that delivers honesty and empathy to those who are coping with the loss of a teen child. It offers no ordinary resolution about getting over the loss, but rather proposes on how one learns to live with their profound tragedy. It is a sensitive and heartfelt book that was written to offer comfort, assurance, and peace of mind during a parent’s most difficult time."
Sebold has given us a fantasy-fable of great authority, charm, and daring. She's a one-of-a-kind writer."
Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections When we first meet Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. As she looks down from this strange new place, she tells us, in the fresh and spirited voice of a fourteen-year-old girl, a tale that is both haunting and full of hope.
In the weeks following her death, Susie watches life on Earth continuing without her-her school friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her family holding out hope that she'll be found, her killer trying to cover his tracks. As months pass without leads, Susie sees her parents' marriage being contorted by loss, her sister hardening herself in an effort to stay strong, and her little brother trying to grasp the meaning of the word gone.
And she explores the place called heaven. It looks a lot like a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. There are counselors to help newcomers adjust and friends to room with. Everything she ever wanted appears as soon as she thinks of it-except the thing she most wants: to be back with the people she loved on Earth.
With compassion, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie sees her loved ones pass through grief and begin to mend. Her father embarks on a risky quest to ensnare her killer. Her sister undertakes a feat of remarkable daring. And the boy Susie cared for moves on, only to find himself at the center of a miraculous event. The Lovely Bones is luminous and astonishing, a novel that builds out of grief the most hopeful of stories. In the hands of a brilliant new writer, this story of the worst thing a family can face is transformed into a suspenseful and even funny novel about love, memory, joy, heaven, and healing.
This is an inspiring story of the healing power of after-death communications and dreams in reconciling the death of a child. Join Carla Blowey in her quest to interpret an ominous dream that predicted the death of her five-year-old son Kevin, just hours before he died in a bicycle accident. It is this nightmare that heralds the many numinous dreams and synchronistic events that offer her forgiveness, healing, spiritual growth, and new life. Weaving excerpts from her personal dream journal throughout this intimate narrative, Carla shares her most desperate moments in grief, and her extraordinary encounters with Kevin as he reveals the mysteries of his transition to the afterlife.
Wrap Myself in a Rainbow Journal/Workbook
The colors of the rainbow are taken and turned into affirmations and meditations that allow you to calm yourself, gently recognize and finally release your grief and come to know yourself in a most loving respectful way.
Expressions of Healing Workbook
This offers 20 exercises on finding closure in your grief. There are charts, pages for drawing, & places for writing. You learn to deal with frightening feelings, find new roles, and heal.
Publisher Web Sites
www.loveneverdies.net The book, and my e-newsletter include poems, meditations, experiences, and gifts discovered along the way. Whether you are struggling with grief or simply searching for answers, Love Never Dies can move you in the right direction.