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Overcoming Grief With Books Inspired By Christian Teachings

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A challenge all of us move past without ease. These books contain valuable lessons we can all learn from. From moving on from the past and what could have been to counting your blessings and forgiveness, reading these books is an accomplishment in itself. To save you the trouble, we reviewed the stand out books that are worth your time.

We praise these author’s understanding of loss and we appreciate them sharing personal as well as fictional stories. It’s truly amazing to be able to access so many valuable guidances so easily. 

A Windows Journey by Gayle Roper

This product was recommended by Stella Samuel from Brandnic

The author, a widow, writes about the difficult moment faced by widows. She goes further to give a handy guide on how widows can overcome these challenges. Personally, I suggest this book since it was written by a victim of the situation which means everything composed in the book is genuine and very helpful. I hope this helps out.

Experiencing Grief by H. Norman Wright

This product was recommended by Jason Hughes from Vegan Liftz

Norman reminds us all that grieving is part of life and that will be experienced by each and every one in this life. The book aims at relieving grieved readers. I recommend this book since the author writes about different aspects in different chapters making it easy to read and easy for reference as well.

Guide for Grief by Rodger Muchison

This product was recommended by Susan Stitt from Front Edge Publishing

Everyone dies. Every family grieves. People are terrified of admitting that we are aging, let alone dying. Many families get stuck in patterns of grief and suffer as friends move on with life. In his new Guide for Grief, the Rev. Rodger Murchison brings years of pastoral experience and study, sharing recommendations from both scripture and the latest research into loss and bereavement. This guide’s perspective is Christian, but all families will benefit from these well-tested principles. Each chapter ends with an inspiring prayer that readers can use in the journey we all will take through grief to wholeness.

Grieving with Hope by Samuel J.I.V Hodges

This product was recommended by Lynell Ross from Zivadream

This small, yet compassionate and well written book helps clarify that people have different ways of dealing with grief. People jump back and forth through the various stages of grief, some taking longer than others. This book offers short biblically based ideas helping people faced with grief learn to feel their emotions, leading them to hope and healing. Full of interviews with Christian counselors and teachers, and testimonies that help the grieving find peace.

A Grace Disguised by Gerald Sitzer

This product was recommended by Nancy Baker from ChildMode

The reason I chose this book is that I read it when I first experienced the loss of a loved one. I really feel deeply sympathetic to the character. And at the end of the story I realized the circumstances are not important; what we do with those circumstances is. In coming to the end of ourselves, we can come to the beginning of a new life – one marked by spiritual depth, joy, compassion, and a deeper appreciation of simple blessings.

Helping Those in Grief by H. Norman Wright

This product was recommended by Nancy Baker from ChildMode

As mentioned above, I enjoyed studying books. And I read books according to my mood. I once wondered what sadness is, and how I can get rid of grief and go beyond helping others out of grief, this is the book I need: Helping Those in Grief: A Guide to Help You Care for Other. With this book, you will learn how to counsel and coach both believers and non-believers who are grieving, how to walk alongside them and how to help them find the path to complete restoration.

The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis

This product was recommended by Nancy Baker from ChildMode

I did. It’s much more than a discussion about pain, it’s also about love, and what we are to each other. Every 5-10 pages I came across a sentence that pulled together in a net so many flitting thoughts and observations I’ve experienced.

A Grace Disguised by Jerry L Sittser

This product was recommended by Katie Dames from Feely Feelings

This deeply moving book takes a Godly approach to grief. Sittser explores his own grief at the loss of his mother, wife, and daughter who were all lost in a single tragic car accident. Whatever the reason for your grief, A Grace Disguised provides you with validation, tools, and spiritual guidance to help you move through grief into a new beginning. Anyone who has experienced the bitter taste of grief would do well to read this inspirational Christian book.

When Trouble Comes By Philip Graham Ryken

This product was recommended by Melanie Musson from QuoteInspector

Bad times come to everyone and grief can not be avoided, not should people try to avoid it. Instead, as this book drives home this point, Christians are comforted by God supporting and strengthening them through the grief. The reminders of God’s care are of great comfort, but this book also challenges the believer to grow in their walk with God through times of pain and grief.

Grieving with Hope by Samuel J.I.V. Hodges

This product was recommended by Stefanie Lesser from Hope & Love Radio

This book clarifies the misconception that people move through stages of grief. By offering biblically, gospel centered chapters addressing the issues that grieving people face. It helps people understand the emotions that are surfacing in a way that hopefully leads to hope as well as healing. Developed by Christian counselors, teachers &authors, Grieving with hope helps the bereaved find a sense of peace.

Beyond the Shallow by Michelle Bates

This product was recommended by Alisa DeMarco from Lucid Books

Author Michelle grew up in church and believed in what she calls Christian karma: Do good, get good. She adopted this unspoken mantra during her teen and young adult years and even into her early married life. But when suffering came to her door, she returned to Scripture to learn the truth of the gospel. She learned to see grace through the loss of expectation and the loss of three of her six children.

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