Grief Resources for Loss of a Child
Safe in the Arms of God: Truth from Heaven about the Death of a Child By John F. MacArthur, Jr
Every parent who has lost a child has dealt with haunting questions: “Why my child? Where is my baby now? Will I ever see my child again?” With a pastor’s heart, MacArthur leads readers to an understanding of the eternal destination of these precious little ones. No death occurs apart from the purposes of God, he 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.
Gone but Not Lost: Grieving the Death of a Child by David W. Wiersbe
A thoughtful gift for a family—Christian or non-Christian—that has experienced the death of a child. Each brief chapter helps parents face one element of sorrow, anger, and guilt.
When Life is Changed Forever by Rick Taylor
In 1979, Taylor lost his five-year-old son in a drowning accident. With candor, Taylor speaks to wounded hearts about the agony of empty arms and the raging of the soul in the aftermath of death.
Not By Accident by Isabel Fleece
Readers will see the reactions of a Christian mother’s heart to the sovereign overruling of God in a time of intense human sorrow and suffering. Isabel Fleece walks you through how the Scriptures offer comfort during life’s darkest trials.
Saving a Life: How We Found Courage When Death Rescued Our Son by Charles Morris
Young Jeff Morris never quite fit in. As a result, his behavior grew more destructive as he grew older. His parents diligently prayed for his life, all the while wondering, “What will save our son?” But when Jeff was found dead from a drug overdose, the resulting answers were anything but expected. Saving a Life tells the intimate story of a family surviving unspeakable tragedy. Reeling from the aftershocks of their son’s death, the couple discovers that God is ever faithful, and that Christ is always present.
Treasures in Darkness: A Grieving Mother Shares Her Heart by Sharon W. Betters
Grief can be so crippling that it blinds you to God’s presence. Many who grieve struggle to face the sudden loss, much less embrace it and rest in it. In this remarkably honest book, Sharon Betters tells us the full story of her teenage son’s sudden death at the hands of a drunk driver. Excerpts from Sharon’s journal express the raw grief, anger, and hunger to understand how God can be good and loving, and still take away her youngest child. All readers that have experienced the loss of a loved one will see how they can feel God’s presence and love even during the darkest times.
GriefShare website. This website is devoted to helping people through the healing process and connecting you with others’ who have experienced the loss of a loved one. You can also find GriefShare support group meetings near you in the U.S. and Canada, as well as internationally. The site provides a wealth of information in various formats whether for personal use or in leadership when you need to minister to someone else.
For personal and leader’s resources, such as books, DVDs, or CDs, go to: www.griefshare.com