Recommended Reading

Some familes have said reading has helped them through their grieving process. The following are books that have been recommended from mothers who have lost children.

Empty Cradle Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of your Baby  by Deborah L. David, Ph.D.

Silent Sorrow  by Ingrid Kohn

When Bad Things Happen to Good People  by Harold Kushner

Empty Arms: Emotional Support for those who have suffered a Miscarriage orStillbirth  by Pamela W. Vredevelt

Empty Womb, Aching Heart  by Mario Schalesky

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination  by Elizabeth McCracken

Still   by Stephanie Paige Cole

 Hope for Hurting Hearts  by Greg Laurie

Pregnancy After a Loss by Carol Cirulli Lanham

The Worst Loss by Barbara Rosof

Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope by Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin

To Begin Again by Naomi Levy

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron

Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair by Miriam Greenspan

The following books have been recommended specifically for Men who have experienced loss.

When a Man Faces Grief/ A Man You Know is Grieving by Thomas Golden and James E. Miller

Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing by Thomas Golden

Strong and Tender: A Guide For The Father Whose Baby Has Died by Pat Schwiebert 

The Rocking Horse is Lonely and Other Stories of Fathers' Grief by James D. Nelson

The following books have been recommended when working with Children around loss. 

Talking with Children about Loss by Maria Trozzi

We Were Going To Have a Baby but We had an Angel Instead by Pat Schweibert and Taylor Bills

Tear Soup by Pat Schweibert, Chuck DeKlyen, and Taylor Bills

Someone Came Before You by Pat Schweibert and Taylor Bills

The Next Place by Warren Hanson

Lifetimes by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen

When Dinasaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Krasney Brown and Marc Brown

Badgers Parting Gifts by Susan Varley

I miss you: A First Look at Death by Pat Thomas and Leslie Harker

The Angel with the Golden Glow: A Family's Journey through Loss and Healing by Elissa Al-Chokhachy

The following books have been recommended by a mother who lost her son and found healing in learning about connecting with her child. These are her recommendations:

The Medium Next Door by Maureen Hancock

Hello from Heaven by Bill and Judy Guggenheim

Growing up in Heaven and Talking to Heaven by James Ban Praagh

The Spirit Whisperer and Born Knowing by John Holland

I'm not dead, I'm different by Hollister Rand

Many lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss

41 Signs of Hope by Dave Kane