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Best Grieving Books You Should Read

Our list of some of the best Grieving books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

Grieving the Child I Never Knew: A Devotional Companion for Comfort in the Loss of Your Unborn or Newly Born Child [GRIEVING THE CHILD I NEVER KNE] ()

 Best Grieving Books You Should ReadPaperback Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company (March 31, 2001) ASIN: B001TICT5Q Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 142 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,285,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Author(s): Mar 31, 2001

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief (1994)

 Best Grieving Books You Should ReadThe 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.
Author(s): Martha Whitmore Hickman

It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand (2017)

 Best Grieving Books You Should ReadWhen 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?
Author(s): Megan Devine, Mark Nepo

Grief Day By Day: Simple Practices and Daily Guidance for Living with Loss (2018)

 Best Grieving Books You Should ReadGrief 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.
Author(s): Jan Warner, Amanda Bearse

Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss (2005)

 Best Grieving Books You Should ReadGrief is a personal journey, never the same for any two people and as unique as your life and your relationships. Although loss is an inevitable part of life, how you approach this fact can make the difference between meaningless pain and the manifestation of understanding and wisdom. This book describes a mindful approach to dealing with grief that can help you make that difference.
Author(s): Kumar PhD, Sameet M.

Grieving with Hope: Finding Comfort as You Journey through Loss (2011)

 Best Grieving Books You Should ReadPractical and straightforward, yet warm and compassionate, Grieving with Hope clarifies the popular misconception that people move through stages of grief. This will be an encouragement to many, as grieving people often think something is wrong with them when their grief doesn’t proceed neatly through stages.
Author(s): Samuel J. IV Hodges, Kathy Leonard

Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love: Daily Meditations to Help You Through the Grieving Process (2014)

 Best Grieving Books You Should ReadFew losses are as painful as the death of someone close. No valley is as vast as grief, no journey as personal and life changing. Compassionate and wise guides Raymond Mitsch and Lynn Brookside shine a light on the road through grief.
Author(s): Raymond R. Mitsch, Lynn Brookside

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One (2008)

 Best Grieving Books You Should ReadThe grief books that just “gets it”.Each year about eight million Americans suffer the unexpected death of a loved one.
Author(s): Brook Noel, Blair PhD, Pamela

Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies (Healing Your Grieving Heart series) (2003)

 Best Grieving Books You Should Read“Helping widows and widowers learn how to cope with the grief of losing their helpmate, their lover, and perhaps their financial provider, this guide shows them how to find continued meaning in life when doing so seems difficult. Bereaved spouses will find advice on when and how to dispose of their mate’s belongings, dealing with their children, and redefining their role with friends and family.
Author(s): Wolfelt PhD, Alan D.

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss (2014)

 Best Grieving Books You Should ReadTen 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.
Author(s): Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, David Kessler , et al.

Grieving the Death of a Mother (2003)

 Best Grieving Books You Should ReadA mother’s death can make a shambles of schedules, priorities, agendas, commitments, and, sometimes, even our most important relationships. A mother’s last breath inevitably changes us. Drawing on his own experience of loss, as well as those of others, Harold Ivan Smith guides readers through their grief, from the process of dying through the acts of remembering and honoring a mother after her death.
Author(s): Harold Ivan Smith

Best Grieving Books You Should Read

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 grieving 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.

Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman's Guide to Grieving

Author(s): Merissa Nathan Gerson
ID: 3619133, Publisher: Mandala Publishing, Year: 2023, Size: 10 Mb, Format: epub

The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss

Author(s): Mary-Frances O'Connor
ID: 3205087, Publisher: HarperOne, Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Daisy a Day: Hope for a Grieving Heart

Author(s): Harriet Hodgson
ID: 3410323, Publisher: WriteLife Publishing, Year: 2022, Size: 813 Kb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are composed 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 resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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