Monday, January 24, 2011

A Season for Grief

When the events in Tucson occurred this month, I decided to put up a bibliography of books dealing with mourning and grief.  Little did I know that only two -three days later my own mother would begin the final steps of her journey home to Jesus.  So, this bibliograpny has taken an immediacy, an immediacy most people share

Hymn of Promise  written in 1985 by Natalie Sleeth was discussed at the ACL list serv a few months ago.  If you haven't heard it before, may it bless you as much as it has blessed and ministered to many others.  Who says new hymns aren't being written?

My Life Closed Twice”: Sudden Loss and Grief

The recent events in Tuscon, Arizona served as inspiration for this list.

Non Fiction

Hamman, Jaco J. When Steeples Cry: Leading Congregations Through Loss and Change. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2006. BV4905.3.H37 2005

Kunhardt, Dorothy Meserve, and Philip B. Kunhardt. Twenty Days: A Narrative in Text and Pictures of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the Twenty Days and Nights That Followed.. New York: Harper & Row, 1965. Oversize E457.5.K8

Lutz, Tom. Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999. BF575.C88 L87 1999

Smith, Harold Ivan. Griefkeeping: Learning How Long Grief Lasts. New York: Crossroad Publishing, 2004. BV4330.S676 2004

---. Grieving the Death of a Friend. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1996. BF575.G7 S59 1996

---. On Grieving the Death of a Father. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1994. BV4905.2.S59 1994

VanDuivendyk, Tim P. The Unwanted Gift of Grief: A Ministry Approach. New York: Haworth Press, 2006. BV4905.3.V38 2006

Wangerin, Walter. Mourning Into Dancing. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 1992. BV4905.2.W36 1992

Weaver, Andrew J., and Howard Stone, Eds. Reflections on Grief and Spiritual Growth. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005. BV4905.3.R44 2005

Young, Dennis. Mourning Journey: Spiritual Guidance for Facing Grief, Death, and Loss. Billerica, Mass: Discipleship Publications International, 2003. BV4905.3.Y68 2003


Brisson, Pat. I Remember Miss Perry. New York: Dial Books, 2006.
Curr. Center PZ7.B78046 Mi2006
A young boy’s teacher is killed in an automobile accident

McDonald, Joyce. Swallowing Stones. New York: Laurel Leaf Books, 1999.
PZ7.M478418 S2 1999

Tatlock, Ann. A Place Called Morning. Minneapolis: Bethany Press, 1998.
PS3570.A85 P58 1998

Valentine, Jenny. Broken Soup. New York: HarperCollins, 2009.
Curr Center PZ7.V25213 Br 2009

Yolen, Jane. Grandad Bill's Song. New York: Philomel Books, 1994.
Curr Center PZ8.3.Y76 G4 1994

Title from poem by Emily Dickinson.

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