Grief Books

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief – Martha Whitmore Hickman 

Joe’s aunt gave a copy of this at his wake. It is not geared towards any one religion. Ms. Hickman used her grief experience to write an excellent book that helped me work through my grief. I have also given this book to others who find themselves on a grief journey.

Postcards from the Widows’ Path, Gleaming Hope and Purpose from the Book of Ruth – Ferree Hardy.    

This book combines a study of the book of Ruth with Ferree’s first-hand account of her journey down the widow’s path.  However, it is not just for widows.  It is a great education for anyone looking to learn more about the book of Ruth and what it takes to survive widowhood.

God’s Healing for Life’s Losses, How to Find Hope When You’re Hurting – Robert W. Kellemen, Ph.D.

A book that will help you work through any time of loss, from death – to job loss and anything in-between.

Through a Season of Grief: Your Journey from Mourning to Joy –Bill Dunn & Kathy Leonard – also available via daily email by signing up on

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Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently a virtual logistics contact center representative. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog