books on Grief & Loss
From We to Me by Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge, RN & Robert C. DeVries, DMin, PhD
While we don’t like to think about it, marriages eventually do come to an end, either with the death of a spouse or tragically through divorce. This “end” of a relationship leaves the other partner alone and facing an uncertain future. Whether widowed or divorced, the feeling and experience of aloneness–moving from being a “we to a me”—is a common one. This latest book from noted grief experts and authors Zonnebelt-Smeenge and De Vries focuses on two of five grief journey tasks–separating oneself and reinvesting fully in one’s own life–offering a unique self-help, psychological, and spiritual guide for the process of helping either the widowed or divorced to redefine and reinvest in life.
Helping Those Who Hurt by H. Norman Wright
What Do You Say to a Friend When… His child is killed in an accident? Her husband has filed for divorce? She is diagnosed with cancer? Throughout our lifetimes, we’ll find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of not knowing what to say to a friend suffering a loss or trauma. But not doing anything brings more harm than good. As Christians, it is not a question of whether or not to help, but how and when to lend a hand. In the newly revised Helping Those Who Hurt, H. Norman Wright offers practical and sensitive ways to help friends suffering a divorce, the loss of a spouse, a diagnosis of cancer, and other traumas. Specific suggestions tell you not only what to do but what not to do. Norm is not only a licensed therapist and certified trauma specialist, he also suffered loss with the death of his son at a young age. He writes this guide as a person who knows firsthand about helping others through trauma.
Experiencing Grief by H. Norman Wright
At one time or another, we will all find ourselves facing a dark journey—the passage through grief. Experiencing Grief is written for a person who is in the wake of despair grief leaves. This brief but powerful book will help lead readers out of their grief experience through five stages of grief. At the end of the journey is peace and a seasoned, more mature faith.