Recommended Books

A Grace Disguides

A Grace Disguides

By Jerry Sittser

An expanded edition of this classic book on grief and loss―with a new preface and epilogue Loss came suddenly for Jerry Sittser. In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. While most of us will not experience such a catastrophic loss in our lifetime, all of us will taste it. And we can, if we choose, know as well the grace that...
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Aftershock

Aftershock

By David Fox and Candy Carrington

Every seventeen minutes, someone somewhere, chooses death by self-murder. In the wake of this horrific decision, other people are left to cope with the ripples caused. This book will provide knowledge and resources for those left in the wake of suicide. This is a recovery book that will provide encouragement and support for survivors. Examining the complex emotions involved...
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Goodby Jeanine

Goodby Jeanine

By Joyce Sacket

Surviving the suicide of a loved one is brutal. Readers can share the journey of faith and a new perspective on God's comfort and healing as they travel from grief to joy.
This book examines the faith journey of a mom who learned to survive physically and emotionally after her daughter's suicide and how she dealt with her loss, anger, fear, shame and guilt.
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Finding Your Way...

Finding Your Way...

By David Bebel and Suzanne Foster

This uniquely designed resource for those left behind after a suicide (loved ones, friends, siblings, and extended family) provides encouraging, practical help and hope. Also includes features designed for SOS support groups, pastors, Christian counselors, and church leaders with the goal of helping the church function more fully as the healing community it could be for the survivors...
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Choose Joy

Choose Joy

By Kay Warren

Everyone knows how to be joyful in the peaks of life. But what about the valleys? When nothing seems to go your way? When everything is falling apart? When God is silent, and you feel all alone? Where does joy fit into those moments? In Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough, Kay Warren explains the path to experiencing soul-satisfying joy no matter what you’re going through.
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Thoughts of Suicide

Thoughts of Suicide

By Josh McDowell and Ed Stewart

16 year-old Kevin Colvin - burdened by his parents' fighting, the recent death of his best friend, and slipping grades - despairs that he's just ``a waste of space on this planet``. Is this a passing thought, or is he seriously contemplating suicide?
Through the aid of a gripping true-to-life story, Josh and Ed, offer biblical insights and practical instruction.
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Hope for Hurting Hearts

Hope for Hurting Hearts

By Greg Laurie

Life is fragile. But hope in Christ lasts forever. We tend to go about our day to day routines imagining this earthly existence of ours will just go on and on. But it won't. Our stay on earth is really very brief. and when a loved one unexpectedly steps out of this life into eternity, it shakes us to the core. We ask ourselves: is heaven real? Will I see them ever again? Will we be together again. How can I know for...
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Grieving a Suicide

Grieving a Suicide

By Albert Y. Hsu

A 2003 Finalist in the United Kingdom Christian Book Awards! Every fifteen minutes, someone in the United States dies by suicide. It is one of the most serious public health crises of modern times, claiming over one million lives worldwide every year. Those who have lost a loved one to suicide experience tremendous shock and trauma, with a confusing mix of emotions--anger, guilt, grief and despair.
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Purpose Driven Life

Purpose Driven Life

By Rick Warren

The #1 international bestseller! The Purpose Driven Life will help you understand why you are alive and God’s amazing plan for you both now and for eternity. You are not an accident. Even before the universe was created, God had you in mind, and he planned you for his purposes.
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Life, In Spite of Me

Life, In Spite of Me

By Kristen J Anderson

She wanted to die. God had other plans. This remarkably joyful young woman shares the miracle of her survival, the agonizing aftermath of her failed suicide attempt, and the hope that has completely transformed her life, giving her a powerful purpose for living. Her gripping story...
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The Forever Decision

The Forever Decision

By Paul G. Quinnette

For those thinking about suicide, and for those who know, love, or counsel them, this book discusses the social aspects of suicide, the right to die, anger, loneliness, depression, stress, hopelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, the consequences of a suicide attempt, and how to get help.
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Through the Eyes of a Lion

Through the Eyes of a Lion

By Levi Lusko

Her parents called her Lenya Lion because of her ferocious personality and hair that had been wild and mane-like since birth. But they never expected that, five days before Christmas, their five-year-old daughter would suddenly go to heaven after an asthma attack.
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Tear Soup

Tear Soup

A Recipe for Healing After Loss

A great book for children and adults who are grieving, written by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen. In this richly illustrated book, Grandy has just suffered a big loss in her life and so she is cooking up her own unique batch of tear soup. Tear Soup gives you a glimpse into Grandy's life as she blends ingredients into her own grief process.
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