“I’m going to need some books,” I said to a friend hours after Dan died.
I’d gone to bed happily married and woken up a widow and single mom to 7 kids. I had zero idea of what we were facing. What would grief look like — for me and for my kids? What changes would we encounter and the real question — would we be okay?
Friends began to bring books and others I found in the months following. Honestly, no one book was THE thing that helped us but many played a piece of moving us through grief.
I’ve culled through my own shelves and lists to find the best Christian books on grief and loss. I’ve listed books on the grief process, books for the young widow, books for loss of a child, baby loss and miscarriage and other books that helped us heal.