The following is a list of resources that I found helpful during my grief journey or have come highly recommended by others! I’m always interested in reviewing tools you have discovered, so please feel free to share those with me via the form on the Contact page. My prayer is that this is an ever-evolving list, as we continue to uncover more helpful information.
My First Book – Released June, 2016!
Rescued and Restored: A journey of faith through widowhood by Leah Stirewalt
*I was privileged to be a contributing author to this devotional book series that contains devotionals to help in the widow season of life.
Grief/Loss/Heaven/Coping During Tough Times
90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey
Believe: A Young Widow’s Journey Through Brokenness and Back by Jennifer Silvera
Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope by Mary Beth Chapman
A Decembered Grief: Living with Loss While Others are Celebrating by Harold Ivan Smith
Experiencing Grief by H. Norman Wright
Good Grief by Granger Westberg
A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss by Jerry Sittser
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
Heaven by Randy Alcorn
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo
Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On: Trusting God in the Tough Times by Stormie Omartian
Learning to Breathe Again: Choosing Life and Finding Hope After a Shattering Loss by Tammy Trent
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp
Overcoming Life’s Disappointments by (Rabbi) Harold Kushner
The Path of Loneliness: Finding Your Way Through the Wilderness to God by Elisabeth Elliot
Starting from Scratch When You’re Single Again by Sharon M. Knudson and Mary Fran Heitzman
Trusting God – Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges
Aftershock: Help, Hope and Healing in the Wake of Suicide by Candy Neely Arrington and David Cox
Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One’s Search for Comfort, Answers, & Hope by Albert Y. Hsu
Melissa: A Father’s Lessons from a Daughter’s Suicide by Frank Page
Tears to Joy: Finding Hope in the Presence of Bipolar Disorder and Suicide by Natalie Flake
The Invisible String: by Patrice Karst
Heaven: God’s Promise for Me by Anne Graham Lotz
I Miss You: A first look at death by Pat Thomas
Till We Meet Again: A children’s book about death and grieving by Julie Muller
When I’m With Jesus: For any child with a loved one in Heaven by Kimberly Rae
After a Death: An activity book for children by The Dougy Center
A resource for friends of those grieving:
How to Help a Grieving Friend by Stephanie Grace Whitson
A Widow’s Might – Excellent devotionals for those journeying the widow season of life. AWM also hosts conferences, and information regarding any upcoming scheduled conferences can be found here.
GriefShare– Great tool for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. The website will help connect you to GriefShare support groups in your area.
Perspective Ministries – Seeks to care for the widow and the fatherless and encourages others to do the same.
Widow’s Christian Place – Great blog resource for widows!