Recommended Books For All Loss


By Claire O’Berry

Receiving the news of a terminal diagnosis can be confronting, confusing and traumatic. Few of us have seen death up close and personal and most of us are ill-prepared for our final and most important exit, much less informed to make empowered choices. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Options that most do not consider or plan for do exist! Download here.

About Life, Death and Moving On

By Debbie Gisonni

A high tech executive finds humility, humor and heart when four family members die in four years. Through these four deaths, Debbie learns to squeeze the sweetest wine from a bunch of sour grapes. Her advice works for any traumatic situation. You’ll be moved to tears and laughter by her 44 inspirational real-life lessons and her nightly chats with God.

How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies

Therese Rando, Ph.D.

Mourning the death of a loved one is a process all of us will go through at one time or another. But wherever the death is sudden or anticipated, few of us are prepared for it or for the grief it brings. There is no right or wrong way to grieve; each person's response to loss will be different. Now, in this compassionate, comprehensive guide.

Therese A. Rando, Ph.D., bereavement specialist and author of Loss And Anticipatory Grief, leads you gently through the painful but necessary process of grieving and helps you find the best way for yourself.

Unattended Sorrow

Stephen Levine

Unattended sorrow is unresolved grief that has never been given a chance to heal. This lovely, spiritual book from one of the nation's most trusted grief counselors offers a series of techniques to help heal this pain so readers can lead full and joyful lives. The book not only guides those who have experienced a fresh loss to face the hurt before it settles in, but it also addresses the devastating impact of tragedies past, when people become "stuck" years after childhood abuse, teen rape, early divorce, or loss of a loved one.

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One

Pamela Blair, Ph.D.

Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now for those who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold, written by two women who have experienced sudden loss. This updated edition of the best- selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D., explore sudden death and offer a comforting hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one.

Featured on ABC World News, Fox and Friends and many other shows, this book acts as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression. New material covers the unique circumstances of loss, men and women's grieving styles, religion and faith, myths and misunderstandings, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye reflects the shifting face of grief.