A Decembered Grief: Living with Loss While Others Are CelebratingA Decembered Grief: Living with Loss While Others Are Celebrating
Harold Ivan Smith
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Grief can be particularly difficult during the holidays. The time that has always been spent in preparation and anticipation with a loved one has been lost. In The Decembered Grief, grief specialist Harold Ivan Smith offers comfort and validation to those suffering a recent loss. Smith guides the reader beyond the darkness with illustrations and insights that emphasize God's ability to transform the holidays into a time of grace and healing. This gift edition features a laminated hardcover binding and a presentation page for a personal dedication.
     

 
Hope for an Aching Heart: Uplifting Devotions for WidowsHope for an Aching Heart: Uplifting Devotions for Widows
Margaret Nyman
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The days often seem long and lonely after a beloved spouse passes away. Nyman understands because she's faced the realities of widowhood. Weaving personal stories with Scripture and prayers into 60 days of encouraging readings, she helps you deal with day-to-day challenges, experience the depth of God's love, and trust his promise never to leave you.
     

 
Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Makes You FreeGlorious Ruin: How Suffering Makes You Free
Tullian Tchividjian
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Are you bound by anguish and confusion? Whatever your circumstance, Tchividjian will help you find freedom in the knowledge that Jesus is all you need. Using the story of Job, he reveals how God accomplishes his purpose with his presence---not explanations. Learn about human suffering, how to confront it, reframe it, and find fulfillment. 224 pages, hardcover from Cook.
     

 
Gone but Not Lost, revised and updated: Grieving the Death of a ChildGone but Not Lost, revised and updated: Grieving the Death of a Child
David W. Wiersbe
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Gone but Not Lost is a thoughtful gift for a family that has experienced the death of a child. Each of its brief chapters covers one element of grieving, bringing readers through sorrow and helping them deal with feelings of anger or guilt, as well as the marital strain that may follow the loss of a beloved child.
     

 
A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss, Expanded EditionA Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss, Expanded Edition
Jerry Sittser
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Loss in life is inevitable, but it's possible to harness the hardship of loss and turn it into a positive event in your life. Author Jerry Sittser explores painful events like divorce, death and illness and shows that it's not the circumstances we find ourselves in at these points of loss, but how we respond to them that widens our spiritual capacity to experience blessing and growth in the midst of grief.
     

 
Recovering from Losses in Life, UpdatedRecovering from Losses in Life, Updated
H. Norman Wright
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Writing from his own experience and expertise, certified trauma expert and author H. Norman Wright shows you how to work through loss and come out a stronger person on the other side. He tackles tough issues such as the meaning of grief, blaming God, and learning how to express yourself and share your pain in times of loss. Whether you've gone through a great tragedy or are just trying to deal with the small sorrows in life, this book can help you resist the pull toward despair and start on the road back to joy.
     

 
When Life Is HardWhen Life Is Hard
James MacDonald
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When everything is going wrong, should we just try to weather the storm? Or is there something greater in God's vision? Trusted pastor MacDonald speaks from his own rock-bottom experiences in this candid study of God's promises. Using Scripture, memory verses, and personal questions, he'll help you discover what God's showing you through these trials. 224 pages, softcover from Moody.
     

 
God's Healing for Life's Losses: How to Find Hope When You're HurtingGod's Healing for Life's Losses: How to Find Hope When You're Hurting
Robert W. Kellemen Ph.D.
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Grief comes in many forms. Whether it's job loss, divorce, the death of a loved one, or other disappointments, our souls need healing and hope to survive. In God's Healing for Life's Losses, Robert Kellemen leads you through the grieving process with Biblical wisdom and sensitivity. The end of each chapter offers reflection questions for journaling to help you further process your feelings. Take the important step towards healthy grief and healing.
     

 
When the Hurt Runs Deep: Healing and Hope for Life's Desperate MomentsWhen the Hurt Runs Deep: Healing and Hope for Life's Desperate Moments
Kay Arthur
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Is there any purpose in our pain? Why does God allow it? Can Jesus possibly understand our hurt? In this compassionate, refreshingly honest study considered by Kay Arthur to be her magnum opus, you'll discover powerful principles to help you walk through the valley of suffering and grief. Filled with wisdom, empathy, healing truth, and hope. Hardcover.
     

 
A Grief ObservedA Grief Observed
C.S. Lewis
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In April 1956, Lewis, a confirmed bachelor, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four brief, intensely happy years, Lewis found himself alone and inconsolable. This is the unflinching account of how a stalwart believer lost his sense of bearings in the "mad midnight moment" of grief. 106 pages, softcover. HarperOne.
     

 
Where Is God When it Hurts?Where Is God When it Hurts?
Philip Yancey
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"If there is a loving God, then why ... ?" No matter how the question is completed, at its root lies the issue of pain. Does God order suffering? Or did he simply wind up the world's mainspring and now is watching from a distance?

In this Gold Medallion Award-winning book, now revised and updated, Where is God When It Hurts reveals a God who is neither capricious nor unconcerned. Using examples from the Bible and from his own experiences, Yancey looks at pain---physical, emotional, and spiritual---and helps us understand why we suffer. Includes discussion guide.
     


 
When God Doesn't Make Sense: Holding On to Your Faith During the Hardest TimesWhen God Doesn't Make Sense: Holding On to Your Faith During the Hardest Times
Dr. James Dobson
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Cancer strikes. Your spouse wants a divorce. You lose your job. When life seems unfair, it's tempting to ask "Where is God when I need him?" Offering a healthy dose of encouragement, Dobson assures us that God is still with us even though our pain blinds us to his presence. Features a new foreword by R.T. Kendall. 274 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
     

 
Safe in the Arms of God: Words from Heaven About the Death of a ChildSafe in the Arms of God: Words from Heaven About the Death of a Child
John MacArthur
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Every parent who has lost a child has dealt with disturbing, haunting questions. Why my child? Where is my baby now? Will I ever see my child again? Renowned Bible expositor John MacArthur tackles the question of infant death (in the womb or following birth) in his trademark style - with detailed attention to Scriptures that hold the answers. No death occurs apart from the purposes of God. MacArthur assures readers, just as no life occurs apart from the purposes of God. This comforting book is certain to bring consolation to those experiencing this most painful loss.
     

 
The God of All Comfort: Finding Your Way Into His ArmsThe God of All Comfort: Finding Your Way Into His Arms
Dee Brestin
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Are you journeying through bereavement, betrayal, or broken dreams? Let Brestin help you find your way into God's loving arms. Sharing the story of her grief after her husband's death, she reveals a secret that calmed her---using psalms and hymns to soothe her suffering. Discover the power of this ancient practice as you walk toward healing. 224 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
     

 
Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love: Daily Meditations to  Help You through the Grieving ProcessGrieving the Loss of Someone You Love: Daily Meditations to Help You through the Grieving Process
Raymond Mitsch, Lynn Brookside
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A comforting companion when you're walking through the valley of grief. Wise and thoughtful, this collection of 70 brief but insightful daily meditations will help you endure the anguish; understand the stages of grief; sort through anger, guilt, fear, and depression; and make peace with the God who took your loved one home. 208 pages, softcover from Regal.
     

 
From One Widow to Another: Conversations on the New YouFrom One Widow to Another: Conversations on the New You
Miriam Neff
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Ready or not, like it or not, everything changes when your husband dies. Speaking from personal experience, Neff understands the emotional roller coaster most women experience after losing their spouse; and offers practical encouragement and advice about grieving, depression, fear, finances, relationships, freedom, flexibility, and other pertinent topics. Paperback. A Focus on the Family Recommendation.
     

 

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