Books that Helped in Grief

Presented in Alphabetical order – this is a list of a few of the many books available when you are hurting.  These are books that contain something that spoke to me with whispers that remain with me still.

May God surround you in your journey and reveal healing moments presented uniquely for you.



A friendship like no other: experiencing God’s amazing embrace

2008 by William A. Barry


A Grace Disguised:  How the Soul Grows Through Loss

1995, 2004 by Gerald L. Sittser


Akiane:  her life, her art, her poetry

2006 by Akiane and Foreli Kramarik


Amazing Grace for those who Suffer

2002 by Jeff Cavins & Matthew Pinto


Arise from Darkness:  What to do when life doesn’t make sense

1995 by Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.


Choosing to SEE:  a journey of struggle and hope

2010 by Mary Beth Chapman with Ellen Vaughn


Death of a Little Child

2000 by J. Vernon McGee


Embraced by the Light

1992 by Betty J. Eadie


Everything Belongs:  The Gift of Contemplative Prayer

1999, 2003 by Richard Rohr


Fighting Back:  Living Life Beyond Ourselves

2006 by Deena Burnett with Anthony Giombetti


God’s Psychiatry

1953 by Fleming H. Revell


Growing Up in Heaven:  The Eternal Connection Between Parent and Child

2011 by James Van Praagh


Heaven is for Real:  A little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

2010 by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent


How Will I Get Through The Holidays?  12 Ideas for Those Whose Loved One Has Died

1996 by James E. Miller


Led by Faith:  Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide

2008 by Immaculee Ilibagiza with Steve Erwin

Left to Tell:  Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

2006 by Immaculee Ilibagiza with Steve Erwin


Let in the Light:  Facing the Hard Stuff with Hope

2006 by Patricia H. Livingston


St. Michael and the Angels

1983 by TAN Books and Publishers, Inc.


The Hiding Place

1971  by Corrie ten Boom and John and Elizabeth Sherrill


The Holy Longing:  The Search for a Christian Spirituality

1999 by Ronald Rolheiser


The Magnificat Rosary Companion


The Promise:  God’s Purpose and Plan for when Life Hurts

2008 by Father Jonathan Morris


The Tale of Despereaux

2007 by Kate DiCamillo


The Tears of God:  Going on in the Face of Great Sorrow or Catastrophe

2009 by Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.


The Way of the Heart:  The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

1981 by Henri J.M. Nouwen


They’re Not Gone:

 A collection of true stories from people reunited with their loved ones who’ve passed away

2009 by A.P. Morris


When Ghosts Speak:  Understanding the World of Earthbound Spirits

2007 by Mary Ann Winkowski


Within Heaven’s Gates

1984 by Rebecca Springer


90 Minutes in Heaven:  A True Story of Death and Life

2004 by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey