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A Grief Observed(2) C.S. Lewis
A comfort and inspiration to anyone who has ever lost a loved one.

A Journey Through Grief Alla Renee Bozarth Ph.D
Gentle specific help to get you through the most difficult stages of grieving.

A Travel Guide to Heaven (2) Anthony DeStefano
Using the bible as his guide, along with an extraordinary sense of logic, fun, and adventure,
DeStefano sets out to look for clues about the place called heaven.

After Suicide: A Ray of Hope for Those Left Behind Eleanora "Betsy" Ross
A unique grief process.

Beginning Warren Hanson
Encouragement at the start of something new. Author of “The Next Place” and “Older Love”.
Beyond Knowing Janis Amatuzio, MD
Mysteries and messages of death and life from a forensic pathologist. This a follow up book to Forever Ours also written by Dr. Janis Amatuzio, MD, Minnesota Forensic Pathologist that serves Wright County.

Beyond Sorrow Herb & Mary Montgomery
Reflections on death and grief.

Bodies In Motin and At Rest: On Metaphor and Mortality Thomas Lynch
Poetic observations from an undertaker bring you closer to knowing the importance of living.

Building Memories Series Doug Manning
Planning a Meaningful Funeral
Planning a Meaningful Cremation Funeral

Continuing Care Series Doug Manning
A four part care series that walks with you through your first year of grief.
“Grief is like peeling an onion. It comes off one layer at a time, and you cry a lot.”
Marion Balster, Compassionate Friends
Will I Survive This Pain?
The Grieving Reaction
Grief is a Family Affair
Permission to Grieve

Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies (2) Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D
A guide for families. A guide for caregivers.

Cry Until You Laugh(2) Richard Obershaw
An insightful book about the pain of loss to the point where, once again, a person can feel good about feeling good.

Death, Dying, Grief, & Funerals Richard J. Obershaw

Death The Trip of A Lifetime Greg Palmer
Follows one man's quest to discover how people around the world cope with death. The result is a wise, witty, quirky celebration of how we all face life.

Don't Take My Grief Away From Me Doug Manning
How to walk through grief and learn to live again.

Embraced by the Light Betty J. Eadie
An account of a near death experience.

Finding Your Way After Your Parent Dies Richard Gilbert
Hope for grieving adults.

Food for the Soul (Poetry) Ed: Andrea Gambill
A collection of some of the most popular poetry from the pages of Bereavement magazine that offers comfort and healing to grieving souls.

Footsteps Through The Valley Darcie D. Sims
A guide book on the journey through grief…One footstep at a time.

For The Living James A. Knight
A sound, helpful contribution to the national discussion of funeral practices.

Forever Ours (2) Dr. Janis Amatuzio
This book, written by a Minnesota Forensic Pathologist that serves Wright County, is a love letter to the world from those who have shared their stories of love, compassion and understanding following the death of a loved one. Their collective wisdom is life affirming, gently comforting, and a reminder to live full-out, and love with all our hearts

Goodnight Sweet Prince William Schmidt
You can give a eulogy.

Grieving God’s Way Margaret Brownley
A book that embraces the boundless promise of faith. Gain insight into the grieving process, gain more appreciation for friends and family, and come to understand God’s plan for healing heart and soul.

Grieving The Pain and Promise Deanna Edwards
Helps balance earthly pain with heavenly assurances.

Healing Grief Amy Hillyard Jensen
Someone you love very much has died. The pain and fear wash over you in waves. Understanding these common elements and how others have dealt with them can be of great help.

Help for the Hard Times Earl Hipp
A book about loss for people who don’t know much about this complicated and very personal experience.

Helping Teens Cope With Death The Dougy Center
Learn how death unigquely impacts teenagers and what you can do to help.

How To Reach Out For Help When You Are Grieving Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D
To help you understand the importance of reaching out for help when you are grieving.

How To Start And Lead A Bereavement Support Group Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D

How to Survive the Loss of a Love Melba Colgrove, Harold Bloomfield
Gives the reader what he or she needs at each step in the process of recovering from a loss.

Life Everlasting Ed. Chuck Ammaratan
Funeral resource book of sermons, music and calls to worship.

Living and Dying Robert J. Lifton & Eric Olson
Gives a renewed awareness that death is a vital fact of life, and shows how we can transcend our mortality.

Living When a Loved One Has Died Earl A. Grollman
To help confront the death of a loved one and bring comfort to help go on living wisely and happily.

Older Love Warren Hanson
Sings the song of everyday devotion, the music of an imperfectly perfect union,” the lyrical duet of two new lovers growing old. Author of “The Next Place”.

On Death and Dying Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
What the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy and their own families.

Oxalis: A Story of Renewal Keith Gaddy Davis
A story offering an inspiring and sensitive message of hope.

Please Hear of My Lost Love: 2nd edition Doug Manning
A guide for families when the decision not to view their loved one is made or when conditions make the decision for them

Poems & Puzzles Meta Rucks

Praying Through Grief Mauryeen O'Brien, O.P.
Healing prayer services for those who mourn

Songbook: 50 Praise Songs of the Church Guideposts
Music and lyrics

Stepping Through the Awkwardness Marilyn Gryte
How to be supportive to those who grieve

Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention Earl A. Grollman
Guidelines for those who are in a position to help and are willing to act.

Suicide Survivors Adina Wrobleski
A guide for those left behind.

The Empty Chair: the journey of grief after suicide Beryl S. Glover
The grief process as experienced by a variety of people dealing with different emotions following the suicide of a family member.

The Grief Recovery Handbook John W. James

The Journey Through Grief Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D
Reflections on healing.

The Next Place Warren Hanson
An inspirational journey of light and hope to a place where earthly hurts are left behind.

This Thing Called Grief Thomas M. Ellis
A unique, hopeful, and healing collection of actual stories of loss, plus invaluable tools that can help to transform grief

We Have a Baby for You Rebecca A. Foreman
A book by a local author chronicling their family’s journey of hope and perseverance to adopt a child from Romania.

Wednesdays at the Fluff ‘n Fold Elizabeth Cabalka
A touching account of a journey through caregiving, grief and starting over. (Also available in CD format.)

Why are Casseroles Always Tuna? Darcie Sims
A loving look at the lighter side of grief.

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