Resources For the Bereaved


Grief is a common human experience, but our experience with it is anything but common. 

There are probably thousands of posts, poems, writings, and articles on the internet concerning the experience of bereavement. There is also an enormous amount of books available on the subject. Here are a few writings that I thought were especially helpful and encouraging. Some I simply resonated with, some brought a new thought or idea to my heart. Please let me know if you find a link that does not work. There is a list of books that can be purchased below.

When the Holidays Aren’t Jolly – Paul O’Rear

Acquainted With Grief – Oswald Chambers

Comfort in Any Season – Phil Ware

The After-Loss Credo – Barbara Hills LesStrang

Preparing for the Holidays – Randy Becton

Thoughts on Death – Thomas a Kempis

Grieving is Personal – Bonnie

Crying for Health – Emily Long

How I Learned the Secret Rule of Grief – Sheila M. Trask

Survivor’s Poetry

Poems and Prayers Related to Grief

No Grief, No Pain, No Gain

Invisible Grief? Reflections on Miscarriage

Coping with Death and Grief

Cardinals Appear When Angels Are Near

What My Sons Death Taught Me About Grief

64 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grief

12 Simple Ways to Support a Grieving Friend Over the Holidays

What I Wish More People Understood About Losing a Child


The Reality of Living Life Without Your Child

How to Recover From Life’s Worst Disasters

Helping Bereaved People (107 page reference booklet)

Quotes About Grief

20 Ways to Get Through Those Bad Days

Why Does God Allow Suffering and Tragedy?

Grief at Five Years

Naming The Loss (on miscarriage)

Scripture Verses Which Offer Comfort 

Consider the Ravens

How Can I Know If I’m Getting Better?

-Some Books on Grief-







There are many other resources. Some are specifically for certain kinds of loss. There is something cathartic in reading the experiences of others and knowing you are not alone. If this list helps you, I am happy to share it.

Thanks for reading,

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