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Hope for a Widow's Heart by Quin Sherrer

  

 

The experience of losing a spouse can become an overwhelming chasm of grief, loss, confusion and even anger. Touching and heartfelt, Hope for a Widow's Heart: Encouraging Reflections for Your Journey from veteran bestselling author Quin Sherrer, offers widows practical help, hope and healing for the road forward. 

Written in short, easy, devotional-style readings for those going through the grief process, Quin walks hand in hand with you through this book, sharing her own story as a widow, as well as the stories of many others who have walked the same road. 

 

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Books for YOU!

Even when it hurts; even when it's hard; please know this . . . there are more people who are going through the same thing that you are going through beloved! Below are a list of many books you can choose from that might help you! Be blessed!

 

50 Books about Grief and Loss

Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren
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Complete list of CCBC bibliographies


 

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AWAKENING FROM GRIEF:
FINDING THE WAY BACK TO JOY

By John E. Welshons, Forward by Wayne W. Dyer
Published by Inner Ocean Publishing,
Second Edition, 2003
Paperback, ISBN 1930722184
Putting your own life in perspective is a vital part of the grieving process.


BEING A WIDOW

By Lynn Caine
Published by Penguin Books, 1989,
Paperback, ISBN 014013025X
The author offers compassionate, practical and inspirational advice from one widow to another on rebuilding your life.


CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE GRIEVING SOUL:
STORIES ABOUT LIFE, DEATH AND OVERCOMING
THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE

By Jack Canfield
Published by HCI, 2003
Paperback, ISBN 1558749020
Offered to you are a collection of stories about coping with the death of a loved one and experiencing the grieving process.


CONQUERING THE MYSTERIES
AND LIES OF GRIEF

By Sherry Russell
Published by PublishAmerica, 2002
Paperback, ISBN 1591297249
The physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual impact that grief has on your life is examined.


THE COURAGE TO GRIEVE

By Judy Tatelbaum
Published by William Heinemann, 1993
Paperback, ISBN 0749309369
Ideas and advice to guide you through the grieving process


DYING: A BOOK OF COMFORT

By Pat McNees
Published by Warner Books, 1998
Paperback, ISBN 0446674001
Knowing others have had similar feelings to yours, have coped and have survived can be of great comfort.


DYING TO BE FREE: A HEALING GUIDE
FOR FAMILIES AFTER A SUICIDE

By Beverly Cobain, Jean Larch
Published by Hazelden, 2006
Paperback, ISBN 1592853293
Larch is a crisis intervention specialist. Cobain, a registered nurse certified in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Both their personal experiences and professional expertise are brought to you in this book.


THE END IS JUST THE BEGINNING: LESSONS
IN GRIEVING FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS

By Reverend Arlene H. Churn, Ph.D.
Published by Harlem Moon, 2003
Paperback, ISBN 076791015X
An ordained Baptist minister who specializes in grief counseling, Churn tells you of the tradition, rituals, and cultural ties that afford comfort to African-Americans.


FINDING YOUR WAY
AFTER YOUR SPOUSE DIES

By Marta Felber
Published by Ave Maria Press, 2000
Paperback, ISBN 087793922
These are short, easily read sections on the process of healing, with Christian Bible verses offered to you by the author, a widowed therapist.


GETTING TO THE OTHER SIDE OF GRIEF:
OVERCOMING THE LOSS OF A SPOUSE

By Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge, Robert C. DeVries
Published by Baker Books, 1998
Paperback, ISBN 080105821X
Widow (psychologist-social worker-nurse) and widower (pastor-professor) offer you encouragement and guidance through a combination of religion and psychology.


GOOD GRIEF: A CONSTRUCTIVE APPROACH
TO THE PROBLEM OF LOSS

By Granger E. Westberg
Published by Augsburg Fortress, 1979
Paperback, ISBN 08006114
A small book meant to give you greater understanding by examining different types of human loss throughout life and the stages of grief that accompany such experiences.


GRIEF EXPRESSED: WHEN A MATE DIES

By Marta Felber
Published by Fairview Press, 2002
Paperback, ISBN 1577491246
A widow offers you, as a surviving spouse a positive approach to healing.


THE GRIEF RECOVERY HANDBOOK:
The Action Program for Moving
beyond Death, Divorce,
and Other Losses

By John W. James, Russell Friedman
Published by Collins, Rev. Ed., 1998
Paperback, ISBN 0060952733
Recovery is the operative word in this handbook’s title and taking action the key idea of its content, even though it may seem unthinkable to you at this point in time.


GRIEF RECOVERY WORKBOOK:
Helping You Weather the Storms of
Death, Divorce, and Overwhelming
Disappointments

By Ray Giunta
Published by Integrity Publishers, 2003
Paperback, ISBN 1591450241
Chaplain Giunta is a crisis care minister, who uses real life stories and Scripture references, to take you through the healing process.

GRIEF IN OUR SEASONS:
A Mourner’s Kaddish Companion

By Kerry M. Olitzky
Published by Jewish Lights Publishing, 1998
Paperback, ISBN 1879045559
Readings for the one-year mourning period with special places to write your own feelings and thoughts


GRIEVING A SUICIDE: A Loved One’s
Search for Comfort, Answers, Hope

By Albert Y. Hsu
Published by Intervarsity Press, 2002
Paperback, ISBN 0830823182
An examination of the emotional and theological aspects of suicide, using Christian scriptural references, as well as sharing with you some personal anecdotes


GRIEVING MINDFULLY: A Compassionate
and Spiritual Guide to Coping
with Loss

By Sameet M. Kumar, Ph.D.
Published by New Harbinger
Publications, 2005
Paperback, ISBN 1572244011
A way of thinking to turn your experience of loss around to experiencing life once again


GRIEVING THE LOSS OF SOMEONE
YOU LOVE: Daily Meditations to Help
You through the Grieving Process

By Ray Mitsch, Lynn Brookside
Published by Vine Books, 1993
Paperback, ISBN 0830734368
Short readings written from a Christian perspective offer you support and comfort


HEALING AFTER LOSS: Daily Meditations
for Working through Grief

By Martha W. Hickman
Published by Collins, 1999
Paperback, ISBN 0380773384
Small doses of daily healing that offer you hope and comfort


HEALING AFTER THE SUICIDE
OF A LOVED ONE

By Ann Smolin, John Guinan
Published by Fireside, 1993
Paperback, ISBN 0671796607
Information and advice for you on dealing with the painful legacy of suicide


THE HEALING JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF:
Your Journal for Reflection
and Recovery

By Phil Rich, Ed.D., M.S.W.
Published by Wiley, 1999
Paperback, ISBN 0471295655
Writing to heal, both the journey and the journal become a day-by-day path for you to follow.


THE HEART OF GRIEF:
Death and the Search for Lasting Love

By Thomas Attig
Published by Oxford University Press, USA, 2002
Paperback, ISBN 0195156250
Using real life stories, Attig examines how by accepting the loss of a loved one, you can keep that person as a positive part of your life.


HOW TO GO ON LIVING
WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE DIES

By Therese A. Rando, Ph.D.
Published by Bantam, Reprint Edition, 1991
Paperback, ISBN 0553352695
Ways to deal with your human response to the loss of different people in your life


I WASN’T READY TO SAY GOODBYE:
Surviving, Coping and Healing after
the Sudden Death of a Loved One

By Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D.
Published by Champion Press, 2000
Paperback, ISBN 1891400274
This book has a companion workbook written for you by the authors who experienced sudden loss in their own lives.


I’M GRIEVING AS FAST AS I CAN:
How Young Widows and Widowers
Can Cope and Heal

By Linda Sones Feinberg
Published by New Horizon Press, 1994
Paperback, ISBN 0882820958
Shared with you are information and anecdotes on dealing with death when it comes unexpectedly and much too soon.


THE JEWISH MOURNER’S BOOK OF WHY

By Alfred J. Kolatch
Published by Jonathan David Publishers, 1993
Paperback, ISBN 0824603826
Ritual and tradition expressed through prayer and readings aid in coping with your grief.


THE JEWISH WAY IN DEATH AND MOURNING
(Revised and Expanded)

By Rabbi Maurice Lamm
Published by Jonathan David Publishers, 1993
Paperback, ISBN 0824604229
A comforting guide offering you advice and wisdom, while providing information on laws and customs of the Jewish faith


A JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF: Gentle,
Specific Help to Get You through
the Most Difficult Stages of Grieving

By Alla Renee Bozarth, Ph.D.
Published by Hazelden, 1994
Paperback, ISBN 1568380372
Dr. Bozarth, a poet, Gestalt therapist,
Episcopal priest, and director of a center for healing and spirituality, speaks to you on the emotional aspects of grief.


LEAD ME HOME: An African-American’s
Guide through the Grief Journey

By Carleen Brice
Published by Harper Perennial, 1999
Paperback, ISBN 0380796082
You share in stories that tell of difficulties from loss, strength through survival and recovery of spirit.


LIFE AFTER LOSS: A Practical Guide
to Renewing Your Life
After Experiencing Major Loss

By Bob Deits
Published by DaCapo Press, Fourth Edition, 2004
Paperback, ISBN 0306813149
Ways to work through your grief are given, along with the wisdom to realize that your grief is different from everyone else’s.


LIFE AFTER LOSS: Conquering Grief
and Finding Hope

By Raymond A. Moody, Jr., M.D.
and Dianne Arcangel
Published by
Hardcover, ISBN 0062517295
Positive advice on how to be victorious over a grief that is unique to you is offered by Arcangel, a bereavement specialist, and Moody, the doctor known for his pioneering work regarding near-death experiences.


LIVING WITH GRIEF: A Guide for
Your First Year of Grieving

By Brook Noel, Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D.
Published by Champion Press, 2003
Paperback, ISBN 1891400088
Practical and reassuring advice on how to deal with grief’s pain and suffering in situations that come your way in the first year of loss and beyond.


THE MOURNING HANDBOOK:
The Most Comprehensive Resource
Offering Practical and Compassionate
Advice on Coping with All Aspects of
Death and Dying

By Helen Fitzgerald
Published by Fireside, 1995
Paperback, ISBN 0684801612
An expansive reference guide offering you information and direction in dealing with the effects of grief on your life


MOURNING & MITZVAH: A Guided Journal
for Walking the Mourner’s Path
through Grief to Healing

By Anne Brener
Published by Jewish Lights Publishing,
Second Edition, 2001
Paperback, ISBN 1580231136
Small steps in writing, meditating, ritual, and reading offer you comfort and guidance


NO DEATH, NO FEAR

By Thich Nhat Hanh
Published by Riverhead Trade,
Reissued Edition, 2003
Paperback, ISBN 1573223336
Vietnamese monk offers a Zen Buddhist view of nature and spirit placed in the context of your life.


NO TIME TO SAY GOODBYE: Surviving the
Suicide of a Loved One

By Carla Fine
Published by Main Street Books, 1999
Paperback, ISBN 0385485514
Insight and advice are offered you to aid in recovering from the emotional chaos that evolves from the suicide of a loved one.


ON GRIEF AND GRIEVING: Finding
the Meaning of Grief through
the Five Stages of Loss

By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
and David Kessler
Published by Scribner, 2005
Hardcover, ISBN 0743266285
Kubler-Ross, whose pioneering work on understanding how death and dying affect us and our relationships with others, examines the process of grieving. This, her final work, in partnership with co-author Kessler, offers enlightenment and insight for all.


RECOVERY FROM LOSS: A Personalized
Guide to the Grieving Process

By Lewis Tagliaferre, Gary L. Harbaugh
Published by Center for Applications of
Psychological Type, Second Edition, 2001
Paperback, ISBN 0935652566
Widower Tagliaferre and Dr. Harbaugh give you a set of guideposts to aid in watching your step through the grieving process.


REMEMBERING WITH LOVE:
Messages of Hope for the First Year
of Grieving and Beyond

By Elizabeth Levang
Published by Fairview Press, 1996
Paperback, ISBN 0925190861
Short essays for you from people who have worked through their own grieving process


SAYING KADDISH: How to Comfort
the Dying, Bury and Dead, and
Mourn as a Jew

By Anita Diamant
Published by Schocken, 1999
Paperback, ISBN 0805210881
Tradition and custom afford you comfort at a time of loss and grief


SURVIVING SUICIDE: Help to Heal
Your Heart - Life Stories from
Those Left Behind

By Heather Hays
Published by Brown Books, 2005
Paperback, ISBN 193328529X
A journalist who knows the pain of a loved one’s suicide shares her story and those of others with you.

THE TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING
(Revised and Updated Edition)

By Sogyal Rinpoche, Patrick D. Gaffney,
Andrew Harvey
Published by Harper San Francisco,
Reprinted Edition, 1994
Paperback, ISBN 0062508342
Buddhist teachings to put meaning and true richness in your life and death and grieving in their proper perspective


A TIME TO GRIEVE: Meditations
for Healing after the Death
of a Loved One

By Carol Staudacher
Published by Harper San Francisco, 1994
Paperback, ISBN 0062508458
Quotations, meditations, and affirmations from a grief consultant and lecturer offer you reassurance, comfort, and understanding.


A TIME TO MOURN, A TIME TO COMFORT:
A Guide to Jewish Bereavement

By Dr. Ron Wolfson,
Foreword by David J. Wolpe
Published by Jewish Lights Publishing,
Second Edition, 2005
Paperback, ISBN 1580232531
Customs, traditions, and advice for a variety of situations, to support you in grief and guide those who would comfort you


TO BEGIN AGAIN: The Journey Toward
Comfort, Strength, and Faith
in Difficult Times

By Rabbi Naomi Levy
Published by Ballantine Books, 1999
Paperback, ISBN 0345413830
A rabbi offers comfort and wisdom in your dealings with life’s trials.


UNDERSTANDING GRIEF: HELP YOURSELF HEAL

By Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Published by Routledge, 1992
Paperback, ISBN 1559590386
Dr. Wolfelt, a grief consultant, offers readings and exercises and acknowledges that your healing will take time.


WHEN MEN GRIEVE:
Why Men Grieve Differently and
How You Can Help

By Elizabeth Levang
Published by Fairview Press, 1998
Paperback, ISBN 1577490789
The emotional support needed by and given to men at a time of loss has a style all its own. If you are a man, you will recognize how your feelings are shared by other men, and social pressures should not stop you from going through the grieving process at your own pace and in your own way.


WHEN THERE ARE NO WORDS:
Find Your Way to Cope
with Loss and Grief

By Charlie Walton
Published by Pathfinder Publishing, 1996
Paperback, ISBN 0934793573
Seeks to help you deal with loss that may be sudden, at a young age, or just entirely unexpected

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Links and Resources

 

Prayers for Those Who Grieve
by Jill Kelly (Harvest House)

When Chuck died, my friend Josie gave me this lovely-to-look-at book. I found it wonderful, comforting, thoughtful, and full of Scripture that was salve to my broken heart.

Don’t equate the short, easy to read pieces with light weight.

 

 

 

A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss
by Jerry Sittser

This book is the one that meant much to my pastor son Chip, when his much-loved dad died.

 

 

 

 

 

Heaven
by Randy Alcorn

A sizeable tome, Randy’s book is a thorough and thoughtful study of what the Bible says about Heaven.

Randy has also done shorter versions for those unable to deal with the breadth of material in Heaven due to concentration problems related to loss.

 

 

 

 

The Gift of Mourning Glories
by Georgia Shaffer

This book, written by a licensed counselor, deals with loss in many aspects but contains truths that can help any widow.

 

 

 

 

 

The Tender Scar
by Richard Mabry, M.D.

Richard writes of loss as a widower but offers help to those of us who are widows too. After all, loss is loss.

 

 

 

 

 

Someone I Love Died
by Christine Harder Tangvald

A children’s book, this careful discussion of death is wonderful for children who are hurt by the death of someone they love.

 

 

 

 

 

Grief Share

A support system for those who have lost someone they love.

Definitely Christian in tone, chapters meet in many churches around the country including mine and have videos as well as written material on dealing with death.

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09.09 | 06:52

Thank you for this! You might enjoy my take on the whole 'Christmas' story, not born on Dec 25th etc,
https://tranzmachine.bandcamp.com/track/a-saviour-born

17.03 | 07:11

Praise God! He is so good to all of us!

16.03 | 22:20

I needed to hear this today. Its been sooo very difficult for a long time honestly asked God if I was the toxic one and just didn't realize it so I could repent

12.01 | 04:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.