Grief Books

Jul 14 10:17am – Below is the list of books that I have been reading.  In them, I have found much support, understanding, peace, and comfort.  They have made me think, cry, hurt, and pray.  I recommend all of them to you.

Coping With Life after Your Mate Dies
Donald C. Cushenbery and Rita Cushenbery
http://goo.gl/nN0E4

The best thing your friends can do for you is to tell you that they love you and are praying for you.

The Tender Scar: Life After the Death of a Spouse
Richard L. Mabry
http://goo.gl/iqqOx

There’s no need to belabor the point – your status has changed.  The important question is, What do you do about it?  The answer is simple to say, hard to carry out: change your way of thinking.  Change the rules you’ve set for yourself.  Begin to think of yourself as an individual, not as part of a couple.

The North Face of God
Ken Gire
http://goo.gl/ibziI

There will come a time when each of us will look on our lives from the vantage point of eternity and see that our entire lifetime was just a moment to God, a mere breath.  So was our suffering.  Then we will look on the rewards that have been stored up for us, rewards for our faithfulness as stewards of the heavy talents of suffering that were entrusted to us.

Reflections of a Grieving Spouse: The Unexpected Journey from Loss to Renewed Hope
H. Norman Wright
http://goo.gl/QcKYY

With the loss of your spouse, there is a change in identity from ‘we’ to ‘I’.

Getting to the Other Side of Grief: Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse
Robert C. De Vries
http://goo.gl/ECWf6

Every ending contains within itself the seeds of a new beginning.  One can’t move on while holding on.

30 Scripture Readings for Findings God’s Comfort
David James Rae
http://goo.gl/BFFkB

Death has been swallowed up in victory. 1 Cor 15:54

Experiencing Grief
H. Norman Wright
http://goo.gl/v6uei

In times of loss and sorrow, we people of faith have to ‘believe against the grain.’  ’Believing against the grain’ means having a survivalist attitude.  Not only can we survive, but out of it we can create something good.  We need to cry out, ‘God help me believe!’

A Grief Observed (Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis)
C.S. Lewis
http://goo.gl/Wz6mW

One flesh.  Or, if you prefer, one ship.  The starboard engine has gone.  I, the port engine, must chug along somehow till we make harbour.  Or rather, till the journey ends.

Psalms
ESV Study Bible
Crossway Bibles
http://goo.gl/5U8mC

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Ecclesiastes
ESV Study Bible
Crossway Bibles
http://goo.gl/5U8mC

I commend joy, for man has nothing better under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun.

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