Here is a list of the best Grief books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand (2017)
- Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief (1994)
- The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith (2017)
- A Grief Observed (2015)
- Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief (2017)
- Grief Day By Day: Simple Practices and Daily Guidance for Living with Loss (2018)
- On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss (2014)
- I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and After the Sudden Death of a Loved One (2008)
- Through a Season of Grief: Devotions for Your Journey from Mourning to Joy (2004)
- Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart (2004)
When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: there is nothing wrong with grief. “Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,” says Megan Devine. “It is a natural and sane response to loss.” So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible?
The classic guide for dealing with grief and lossFor those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are thoughtful words to strengthen, inspire and comfort.
The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith (2017)
Newly updated and expanded to commemorate its twentieth anniversary—this classic resource helps people complete the grieving process and move toward recovery and happiness. Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on the capacity for happiness.
A Grief Observed (2015)
Written after his wife’s tragic death as a way of surviving the “mad midnight moment,” A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis’s honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: “Nothing will shake a man — or at any rate a man like me — out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs.
Foreword INDIES Award-Winner — Gold Medal for Self-Help When a loved one dies, the pain of loss can feel unbearable—especially in the case of a traumatizing death that leaves us shouting, “NO!” with every fiber of our body. The process of grieving can feel wild and nonlinear—and often lasts for much longer than other people, the nonbereaved, tell us it should.
Grief Day by Day offers supportive readings and exercises to help you move through life after loss, one day at a time.Grief is complex. It is ever changing and may come to us differently on any given day.
Ten years after the death of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, this commemorative edition of her final book combines practical wisdom, case studies, and the authors’ own experiences and spiritual insight to explain how the process of grieving helps us live with loss. Includes a new introduction and resources section.Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life.
I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and After the Sudden Death of a Loved One (2008)
The grief books that just “gets it”.Each year about eight million Americans suffer the unexpected death of a loved one.
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve discovered that few people understand the deep hurt you feel.Where do you turn for daily comfort and help? Where do you find the tools to move forward? Through a Season of Grief is the first 365-day devotional designed to support and uplift you in the first, most difficult year of bereavement.These devotions offer biblical comfort and practical teaching that will enable you to take steps forward each day toward healing.
“Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner’s need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person’s grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have. Questions of spirituality and religion are addressed as well. The rights of mourners to be compassionate with themselves, to lean on others for help, and to trust in their ability to heal are upheld.
Best Grief Books: The Ultimate List
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some grief books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
My Cat Is Dying: What Do I Do?: Navigating Emotions, Decisions, and Options for Healing
Author(s): Wendy Van de Poll
ID: 2380772, Publisher: Center For Pet Loss Grief, LLC, Year: 31 Jul 2016, Size: 275 Kb, Format: epub
Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief
Author(s): Joanne Cacciatore
ID: 2387516, Publisher: Wisdom Publications, Year: 27 Jun 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
My Cat Has Died: What Do I Do?: Making Decisions and Healing The Trauma of Pet Loss
Author(s): Wendy Van de Poll
ID: 2380771, Publisher: Center For Pet Loss Grief, LLC, Year: 27 Aug 2016, Size: 296 Kb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.