I know that I am still pretty early on in my grief journey, but the Lord has been so gracious to allow me to come in contact with so many amazing resources that have been an encouragement to me as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I know so many people are walking through grief of some kind and I hope this post is helpful to show some great resources for them or for a friend they know who is hurting. All of these books are general for suffering and not specific for widowhood.
Daily Life Principles Bible by Dr. Charles Stanley. Of course you know the book that has the greatest amount of HOPE encouragement and in every sense of the word is life changing. This is that book. Every time you open it, God will speak. He meets us right where we are at and none of the words you read will return void.
My favorite book has been the The One Year Book of Hope by Nancy Guthrie – This lady has lost 2 children and has gone through heavy grief. She communicates very well and it is short and to the point and filled with scripture and truth from the Lord walking you through different parts of suffering.
Streams in the Desert by L. D Cowman – Full of amazing lines and poems, and scripture and truth all on storms and suffering.
Besides Still Waters– by Spurgeon- This is amazing, small little paragraphs on each page but deep and rich. So impactful as is everything by this classic Author.
The Path of Loneliness by Elizabeth Elliot.
This Author is one of my absolute favorites, everything she writes is to the point, rich and challenging. This book was a great reminder to cling to Jesus and find satisfaction in Him alone.
Through The Eyes Of A Lion by Levi Lusko. This book is a story of a family walking through grief yet full of practical ways to empower and encourage you to not waste your pain.
Trusting God even when it hurts by Jerry Bridges – I especially loved the chapter on suffering. This is a book I will read over and over again. Great reminders of God’s sovereignty and how He uses our pain for good even when it hurts and we don’t understand.
Heaven by Randy Alcorn
This book is a great resource of all the questions we may have about eternity and heaven and is very biblically based. This is a deep read and took me a while to get through, but was so helpful.
Colors of Goodbye by September Vaudrey
What I loved about this story is that it is just that a real story filled with real pain yet a vain of hope throughout. This was an easy read that was hard to put down.
Books For Kids
Heaven for Kids by Randy Alcorn I have been reading just a page at a time to my oldest or to all my kids if they are working on something else at that time, since it doesn’t have any pictures. It really is helping me understand more about heaven.
Someone I Loved Died by Christine Tangvald
This is my favorite grief type book for kids and I feel like its very biblical and explains death in a way children can understand. Super short and lots of pictures as well.
Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard. This book is POWERFUL and challenging. Such great application questions after each chapter and packed full of truth. Its an allegory and is a great reminder that we all need in the midst of suffering.
Music Teaching The Bible
Hidden In My Heart Scripture Lullabies There are a lot of songs that minister to me, too many to list but I wanted to put down our favorite verses that the kids listen to constantly and the Lord uses to encourage and challenge me as I listen along. These help kids learn scripture while playing it in your head and your heart as well. My kids go to bed every night listening to this truth and hope. Gods word never returns void.
My Favorite Blogs And Websites
This is a website for widows and those who are trying to minister to them. I cannot say enough good about this ministry. It has had a HUGE impact on our family and I love everything about it.
Great resource for biblical encouragement for your family. This is my brother and I am so proud of him.
This site is always good, gospel centered and encouraging. This is a great resource to go to for questions.
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