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Provided below is a list of resources that have helped me.

My hope and prayer is that any resource you may find on this page,

will provide you with peace.

Recommended Readings on Grief and Loss for Children:


The Dougy Center for Grieving Children. 35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child. The National Center for Grieving Children & Families. Portland OR. 2004.


Fitzgerald, Helen. The Grieving Child; A Parent's Guide. Fireside. New York, NY. 1992.


Fitzgerald, Helen. The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends. Fireside. New York, NY. 2000.


Heegaard, Marge. When Someone Very Special Dies; Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief. Woodland Press. Minneapolis, MN. 1988.


James, John W. & Friedman Russell. When Children Grieve. Harper Collins Pubilishers. New York, NY. 2005


Karst, Patrice. The Invisible String. Devorss and Company. Camarillo, CA. 2000.


Mills, Joyce C. Gentle Willow Tree: A Story for Children About Dying. Second Edition. American Psychological Association. 2003.


Mundy, Michaelene. Sad Isn't Bad: A Good Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss. Abbey Press. St. Meinrad, IN. 1998.


Romain, Trevor. What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? Free Spirit Publishing. Minneapolis, MN. 1999.


Janis Silverman.Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies. Fairview Press, Minneapolis, MN. 1999.


Stickney, Doris. Water Bugs & Dragonflies; Explaining Death to Young Children. The Pilgrim Press. Cleveland, Ohio. 2004.


Thomas, Pat. I Miss You; A First Look at Death. Barron's Educational Series, Inc. Hauppauge, NY. 2001.


Recommended Web Video Links on Grief & Loss:

Warren, Rick. How To Get Through What You're Going Through. Seven Part Series. Saddleback Church. 2013.


Recommended Web Articles on
Grief & Loss:

Friedman, Russell. Stages of Grief: The Myth. The Grief Recovery Institute, January 5, 2012.


O' Malley, Patrick. Getting Grief Right


Recommended Books on
Grief & Loss for Pets:

Friedman, Russell, Cole, James & James, John W. The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss. Taylor Trade Publishing, 2014.

Recommended Readings on Grief & Loss:



Brothers, Joyce. Widowed. Ballatine Press, 1990.


Butterworth, Bill. When Llfe Doesn't Turn Out Like You Planned. Thomas Nelson, Inc. Publishers, 1995


DeStefano, Anthony. A Travel Gide to Heaven. Image Books, Doubleday, 2003.


Dobson, James C. When God Doesn't Make Sense. Tyndale Publishing House, 1993.


Doka, Kenneth J. Living with Grief After Sudden Loss. The Hospice Foundation of America, 1996.


Fitzgerald, Helen. The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends. Simon & Schuster. 2000


Fitzgerald, Helen. The Grieving Child; A Parent's Guide. Simon & Schuster,



Hsu, Albert Y. Grieving and Suicide. A Loved One's Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope. InterVarsity Press, IL, 2002.


James, John W. & Friedman Russell. When Children Grieve. Harper Collins Publishers, Inc. 2005.


James, John W. & Friedman Russell. The Grief Recovery Handbook (rev. ed.). Harper Collins Publishers, Inc, 1998.


Kelly, Jill. Prayers For Those Who Grieve. Harvest House Publishers. Eugene, Oregon, 2010.


Kelly, Jill. Prayers of Hope for the Brokenhearted. Harvest House Publishers. Eugene, Oregon. 2010.


Levy, Naomi. To Begin Again; The Journey Toward Comfort, Strength, and Faith in Difficult Times. The Ballantine Publishing Group, 1998.


Lewis, C.S. A Grief Observed. Bantam Press, NY, 1983.


Lord, Janis Harris. No Time for Goodbyes (4th ed.). Coping with Sorrow, Anger, and Injustice After a Tragic Death. Compassion Press, Burnsville, NC, 1991.


Lynn-Gust, Michelle. Do They Have Bad Days in Heaven? Surviving the Suicide Loss of a Sibling. Challenhead Works. Albuquerque, NM, 2001.


Myers, Edward. When a Parent Dies; A Guide For Adults. Peguin, 1986.


Myers, Michael & Carla Fine. Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss. Gotham Books. 2006.


Miller, James. Seasons of Grief and Healing; A Guide for Those Who Mourn. Augsburg Fortress. 2000.


Rabey, Lois Mowday. When Your Soul Aches: Hope & Help For Women Who Have Lost Their Husbands. Waterbrook Press, CO. 2000.


Rando, Therese A. How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies. Bantam Doubleday Press. 1988.


Sanders, Catherine M. Surviving the Loss of a Child; Filling the Emptiness and Rebuilding Your Life. Three Rivers Press, New York. 1998.


Schweibert, Pat. Tear Soup. 2005.


Sittzer, Jerry. Expanded Edition. A Grace Disguised; How the Soul Grows Through Loss. Zondervan Publishing House. 2004.


Sittzer, Jerry. When God Doesn't Answer Your Prayer: Insights To Keep You Praying with Greater Faith and Deeper Hope. Zondervan. 2007.


Smith, Harold Ivan. A B C's of Healthy Grieving. Ave Maria Press. 2007.


Smith, Harold Ivan. When a Child You Love is Grieving. Beacon Hill Press. 2004.


Smith, Harold Ivan. Grievers Ask: Answers to Questions About Death and Loss. Augsburg Press. 2004.


Smith, Harold Ivan. Grieving the Death of a Mother. Augsburg Press. 2003.


Smith, Harold Ivan. When You Don't Know What to Say; How to Help Your Grieving Friends. Beacon Hills Press. 2002.


Smith, Harold Ivan. When Your People are Grieving; Leading in Tough Times of Loss. Beacon Hill Press. 2001.


Smith, Harold Ivan. On Grieving the Death of a Father. Augsburg Press. 1994.


Smith, Harold Ivan. A Decembered Grief; Living the Loss While Others Are Celebrating. Beacon Hill Press. 1999.


Smoke, Jim. Moving Forward; A Devotional Guide For Finding Hope and Peace in the Midst of a Divorce. Harvest House Publishers. 2000.


Smoke, Jim. Growing Through Divorce. Harvest House Publishers. 1995.


Smolin, Ann & John Guinan.  Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One. Fireside Press. 1993.


Staudacher, Carol.  A Time to Grieve; Meditations For Healing After the Death of a Loved One. The Crossing Press, Freedom, CA, 1994.


Trent, Tammy. Learning to Breathe Again: Choosing Life and Finding Hope After a Shattering Loss. Thomas Nelson, Nashville, TN, 2004.


Walsh, Sheila. Unexpected Grace; Comfort in Midst of Loss. Thomas Nelson Publishing. Nashville, TN, 2002.


Wolfelt, Alan D. Healing a Spouse's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies. Campanion Press, Fort Collins, CO, 2003.


Wolfelt, Alan D. Understanding Grief, Helping Yourself Heal: A compassionate guide to coping with the death of someone loved. Accelerated Development Inc, 1992.


Worden, J.W. Children and Grief: When a Parent Dies. Guildford Press. New York, NY. 1996.


Wright, H. Norman. Recovering From the Losses of Life. Baker Book House, Fleming H. Revell Co. Grand Rapids, MI, 2006.


Wunnenberg, Kathe. Grieving the Loss of a Loved One. Grieving the Child I Never Knew. Zondervan Publishing House. Grand Rapids, MI, 2000.


Yancy, Phillip. Where is God When It Hurts? Zondervan Publishing. Grand Rapids, MI, 1990.

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