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.

Book Resources 

My First Book – Released June, 2016!

Rescued and Restored: A journey of faith through widowhood by Leah Stirewalt









For the Love of HER Life (all 4 seasons available: summer, autumn, winter, and spring): writing team* of A Widow’s Might.

*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


Suicide Specific

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


For Children:

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


Website Resources

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!

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