Recommended Readings

 

The Problem Of Pain

The Problem of Pain answers the universal question, "Why would an all-loving, all-knowing God allow people to experience pain and suffering?" Master Christian apologist C.S. Lewis asserts that pain is a problem because our finite, human minds selfishly believe that pain-free lives would prove that God loves us.

 

 

Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book. On Grief and Grieving is a fitting completion to her work. Thirty-six years and sixteen books ago, Kübler-Ross's groundbreaking On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. Now On Grief and Grieving will profoundly influence the way we experience the process of grief.

 

 

This collection of inspirational stories will undoubtedly touch many hearts. Written by authors who have lost loved ones, these stories offer comfort, peace and understanding to those going through the grieving process. Individual people deal with grief in their own ways and within their own time, but the guidance and support they receive from others is what helps them through it. One of the key messages of Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul is that togetherness and sharing are the keys to moving on. In these stories people share their experiences with coping and they share deep memories.

 

 

Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on your capacity for happiness. Drawing from their own histories, as well as from others, the authors illustrate what grief is and how it is possible to recover and regain energy and spontaneity. Based on a proven program, now extensively revised, The Grief Recovery Handbook offers grievers the specific actions needed to complete the grieving process and accept loss.

 

 

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.

 

 

Our lives are marked by a variety of losses. Some are life-changing, such as leaving home, the death of a loved one, or divorce. Others are subtle, such as changing jobs, moving, or a broken friendship. But no matter what kind of loss readers encounter, Wright can help them find hope.
Writing from his experience, Wright covers such issues as the meaning of grief, blaming God, and learning to express and share grief.

 

 

When You Lose a Loved One presents a hopeful message of resurrection and eternal life--a message Christians have heard so many times before. But in death's aftermath, people often need assurance of what they know is true about life after death. So Charles Allen offers the bereaved a beautifully crafted reminder that the Easter message robs death of its terror and promises a solution to life's mysteries. Intermingled with Allen's prose are the comforting poems of Helen Steiner Rice.

 

 

A revised edition, this book plumbs the depths of our sorrows, whether due to illness, divorce, or the loss of someone we love. In coming to the end of ourselves, we can come to the beginning of a new life. Includes a new preface and epilogue.