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Given in Love...But Not Mine to Keep by Jan Wolfe Rosales
The author of this book lost her firstborn child when he was just four days old. This book is about loss and repair. About finding a source of strength beyond imagination. It is an exceptionally powerful testimony of faith. It's a great resource for anyone who has lost a newborn or infant and, as a result, is struggling with their own faith.
Grieving with Hope by Sue Catherine Holtkamp Paperback - 109 pages (August 15, 1995)
Franklin-McKinsey Publishers; ISBN: 1887385002
This is about one woman's traumatic bereavement and her loss-induced crisis of faith. Grieving with Hope specifies how she manages to relearn her world and renew her faith, providing true lessons in how to cope and find hope again after major loss. What a wonderful gift for mourners who fear the loss of their spiritual convictions and/or sense of connection.
Heartfelt: A Companion for Bereaved Parents by Jeri Rae Miller (Author) Paperback: 72 pages (December 30, 2006)
Cypress House; first edition ISBN-10: 1879384744; ISBN-13: 978-1879384743
In 1976, Jeri Rae Miller's seven-year-old son, Christian, was killed in an automobile accident. After more than a year of agonizing grief, Ms. Miller created the Heartfelt Support Group to help other bereaved parents. Based on the knowledge she developed while counseling thousands of bereaved parents during the group's twenty-one years of operation, she wrote Heartfelt in hope of reaching out to even more grieving families and helping them survive the greatest loss of all. Heartfelt is a beacon of hope and a road map for recovery. Not a lengthy psychological treatise, it is intentionally concise for ease of reference, walking the reader through the stages of grief in chapters that can be read and reread in minutes. Although it focuses on parental grief, the insight it offers will help and comfort all who mourn the loss of any loved one, assuring them that, while their lives have changed forever, they will survive and smile again.
A Most Important Picture : A Very Tender Manual
for Taking Pictures of Stillborn Babies and Infants Who Die Paperback (February 1985) Centering Corp; ISBN: 1561230146
This book contains antique pictures of babies who died and some family shots. Also included is a checklist, good advice and some treasures from a professional photographer.
She Was Born, She Died : A Collection of Poems
Following the Death of an Infant by Marion Deutsche Cohen Paperback revised edition (January 1996)
Centering Corp; ISBN: 1561230448
A book of tremendously powerful by well-known poet, Marion Cohen. Expresses grief, anguish and anger extremely well.
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah L Davis
The author is a developmental psychologist who specializes in peri-natal bereavement, parent education and child development. This book speaks directly to the emotional and physical needs and recovery of parents and family members following miscarriage or stillbirth.
Sebold has given us a fantasy-fable of great authority, charm, and daring. She's a one-of-a-kind writer."
Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections When we first meet Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. As she looks down from this strange new place, she tells us, in the fresh and spirited voice of a fourteen-year-old girl, a tale that is both haunting and full of hope.
In the weeks following her death, Susie watches life on Earth continuing without her-her school friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her family holding out hope that she'll be found, her killer trying to cover his tracks. As months pass without leads, Susie sees her parents' marriage being contorted by loss, her sister hardening herself in an effort to stay strong, and her little brother trying to grasp the meaning of the word gone.
And she explores the place called heaven. It looks a lot like a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. There are counselors to help newcomers adjust and friends to room with. Everything she ever wanted appears as soon as she thinks of it-except the thing she most wants: to be back with the people she loved on Earth.
With compassion, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie sees her loved ones pass through grief and begin to mend. Her father embarks on a risky quest to ensnare her killer. Her sister undertakes a feat of remarkable daring. And the boy Susie cared for moves on, only to find himself at the center of a miraculous event. The Lovely Bones is luminous and astonishing, a novel that builds out of grief the most hopeful of stories. In the hands of a brilliant new writer, this story of the worst thing a family can face is transformed into a suspenseful and even funny novel about love, memory, joy, heaven, and healing.
Wrap Myself in a Rainbow Journal/Workbook
The colors of the rainbow are taken and turned into affirmations and meditations that allow you to calm yourself, gently recognize and finally release your grief and come to know yourself in a most loving respectful way.
Expressions of Healing Workbook
This offers 20 exercises on finding closure in your grief. There are charts, pages for drawing, & places for writing. You learn to deal with frightening feelings, find new roles, and heal.
Publisher Web Sites
www.loveneverdies.net The book, and my e-newsletter include poems, meditations, experiences, and gifts discovered along the way. Whether you are struggling with grief or simply searching for answers, Love Never Dies can move you in the right direction