In this season of cheer, are you facing a life-altering hardship or major disappointment?
Despite the revelry, parties, and goodwill, are you facing a storm in your life that casts a shadow over all the celebration?
If so, you’re not alone. Dealing with grief can make you feel alone, even when others are grieving the same event.
In acknowledgement of everyone who will have a Blue Christmas this year, here’s a recap of some books I’ve reviewed that give an appropriate acknowledgement to how heavy and life-changing grief can be. You’ll see on the original post for each review that I received a free copy of each book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. (I’m receiving no kickbacks or any perks for mentioning these books again.)
Grief From a Break-Up: Kingdom Single by Tony Evans
For those making a way forward after a broken relationship, Kingdom Single by Tony Evans could be of help. This book does not focus on how to find a new partner, but on how everyone has great individual worth. This isn’t the best book I’ve ever read, but for singles who need to learn how to be alone, it could inspire them to develop themselves even without a partner. This book is appropriate for the younger, never-been-married crowd, not those who have been through a death or divorce of spouse.
Grief Over Anything: The Louder Song by Aubrey Sampson
This is an excellent book about grief because the writer has clearly been through it. The Louder Song by Aubrey Sampson doesn’t offer any fast solutions to grief, because there are no fast solutions to grief. This would be an appropriate grief book if you’ve suffered a career setback, job loss, illness, or illness of a child. She does not tell you what to do, but explains her own journey.
Grief Over Anything: Braving Sorrow Together by Ashleigh Slater
This is another great book from someone who shares her own grief journey. Slater also shares the grief journeys of others.
Grief After Widowhood: Where Do I Go From Here? Bold Living After Unwanted Change by Miriam Neff
If anyone is an expert at grieving, it is someone who has survived becoming a widow. Miriam Neff turned her grief into a ministry for others that, like herself, lost a spouse. Where Do I Go From Here? Bold Living After Unwanted Change provides practical advice for those in grief.