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Books on Loss and Grief

Permission To Mourn : A New Way to Do Grief                                    Tom Zuba

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for

Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart                                                    Alan D. Wolfelt

A Grief Observed                                                                                          C.S. Lewis

Bearing the Unbearable                                                                              Joanne Cacciatore

Beyond Tears: Living after Losing a Child                                              Barkin, Cohen, etc.

Dear Kurt                                                                                                        Lisa Ludwig

Grieving: A Beginner’s Guide                                                                      Jerusha Hull McCormack      


Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief  Martha Whitmore Hickman


How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies                          Therese Rando


I Miss You: A First Look at Death (For young children)                      Pat Thomas


I’m Grieving As Fast As I Can: How Young Widows and

Widowers Can Cope and Heal                                                                    Linda Feinberg

It’s Ok That You’re Not Ok                                                                          Megan Devine

Let Me Grieve but Not Forever                                                                  Verdell Davis


No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One        Carla Fine


Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy    Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant


Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child                                                  Gary Roe


Still Right Here                                                                                              Suzanne Giesemann


Survivors: Stories and Strategies to Heal the Hurt                                John Preston


Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing after Loss (Good for all ages)          Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyer


The Elephant in the Room: A Children’s Book for Grief and Loss      Amanda Edwards and Leslie Ponciano


The Forgotten Mourners: Guidelines for Working with Bereaved Children                

Susan C. Smith


The Forgotten Mourners: Sibling Survivors of Suicide                        John’s Sister


The Gift of Second: Healing From the Impact of Suicide                    Brandy Lidbeck


The Light Between Us                                                                                  Laura Lynn Jackson

The Way Men Heal                                                                                        Tom Golden


Transcending Loss: Understanding the Lifelong Impact of

Grief and How to Make It Meaningful                                                      Ashley Davis Bush

Walking In The Garden of Souls                                                                George Anderson and Andrew Barone

When Bad Things Happen To Good People                                            Harold Kushner

When Your Soulmate Dies                                                                           Alan Wolfelt


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 in the United States:

Call, text, or Chat 988 or Call

1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Languages: English, Espanol

Or Contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Languages: English, Espanol


No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.



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