Death, Loss, and Grieving: Resources for Ministry Leaders and Parents

Comforting Children in Crisis

by Group Publishing 

This resource provides counseling advice, tips on what to say and not to say, Scripture connections, and other resources to use when comforting children in crisis. Highly recommended for ministry leaders.

 

Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies 

by Janis Silverman

This workbook includes activities (similar to art therapy exercises) that help children cope when someone special dies.

 

Good Grief

by Granger Westberg

A classic book on grief, highlighting ten different stages of grief including shock, emotion, depression, physical distress, panic, guilt, anger, resistance, hope, and acceptance. Recognizes the complexity of grief and how each person responds in their own unique way. Simple to read, but full of comfort and hope.

 

A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss

by Jerry Sittser

Highly recommended book that discusses the depths of sorrow that a person can feel from any type of loss. It explores what it means to come to the end of ourselves so that we can come to a new beginning, one that is marked by spiritual depth, joy, compassion, and a deeper appreciation of the simple blessings of life.

 

The Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children & Families

The Dougy Center provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults, and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences. This is done through peer support groups, education, and training. Along with training materials, the website provides education materials about children and grief.

 

If you're searching for a hard-to-find book or are looking for a book on a particular topic related to grief, you may want to check compassionbooks.com.