Books that have helped in the Grief Process
Recommended by parents at the St. Peters Group

Title Author
Broken Heart Still Beats Anne McCraken
Mary Semel
Andrew, You Died Too Soon Corinne Chilstrom
Closer to the Light Raymond Moody
Confessions of a Grieving Christian Zig Ziglar
Daily Splashes of Joy Barbara Johnson
Don’t Ask For The Dead Man’s Golf Clubs Lynn Kelly
Dreaming Kevin, The Path to Healing by Carla Blowey
Embraced By The Light Betty J. Eadie
Healing After Loss Martha Whitmore Hickman
I’d Rather Laugh Linda Richman
I Will Remember You – Guidebook For Teens Laura Dower
Lessons from the Light George Anderson
Misty Carole Gift Page
Our Children Forever Joel Martin
Patricia Romanowski
Postcards For People Who Hurt Claire Cloninger
Roses in December Marily Willett Heavilin
Song for Sarah Paula D’Arcy
The Dawn of Hope Eldyn Simons
The Death Of An Adult Child Jeanne Webster Blank
The Empty Chair Susan J Zonnebelt-Smeenge
Robert C DeViries
When Life Is Changed Forever Rick Taylor
When The Bough Breaks Judith Bernstein
When Your Soul Aches Lois Mawbry Rabey

Daily Splashes of Joy

by Barbara Johnson
If you need a fresh breath of joy in your life, Barbara Johnson’s new 365-day devotional will help you look for life’s little sparkles, even in the midst of life’s most crippling sorrows. Love and hilarity bubble through these pages in equal doses as Barbara dispenses her unique blend of wisdom and zaniness to help thousands of hurting readers learn to laugh again. This daily devotional features a Scripture passage and encouraging thought all wrapped up in Barbara’s trademark style of offering firsthand advice about handling life’s hardest hurts. Barbara Johnson lost two sons, one in Vietnam and one by a drunk driver.

Dreaming Kevin, The Path to Healing

by Carla Blowey
Bereaved parents will certainly identify with the author’s vivid account of her feelings on the day that her son, Kevin, was struck by a car and killed. Complicating those emotions were the fact that, only the night before, she had a nightmare about his death; as a busy mom, she brushed the dream aside and involved herself in the routine of that day. During the early months of her grief, she began to feel that her dreams, which throughout her life had been very vivid, were a way for her to deal with the pain and to confront the spiritual dilemma that many parents experience. Carla’s account of using messages of hope in her dreams to begin to let go of her pain and to reach for a new spiritual center and renewed faith may be encouraging to others grieving the death of a precious child.


Communication is the key to
survival for
bereaved parents
Talk to someone!

And through all the tears,

and the sadness
and the pain,
comes the one thought
that can make me
internally smile again:
   I have Loved!

   *   *   *   *
The first time a memory
slides over us like a wave
of warmth,
we have turned the
corner of our grief.