daily inspirations of joy – Carolyn Larsen – A pocket-size book containing quotes followed by prayers, stories and scripture pertaining to the subject of the quote. This has been a resource for “Weekend Wisdom” topics.
Choosing Joy, A 52 – Week Devotional for Discovering True Happiness; Angela Thomas – Devotions for Monday – Thursday and one for the weekend. Filled with the author’s stories and practical advice to help you find joy.
Choose Joy Because Happiness Isn’t Enough Kay Warren – Very uplifting and heart-warming and affirms joy being a deeper emotion than happiness.
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are – Ann Voskamp – Because being joyful comes first from being thankful.
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 has been through grief and together 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. The book has a five-star rating on Amazon and 201 customer reviews – need I say more.
Through a Season of Grief: Your Journey from Mourning to Joy –Bill Dunn & Kathy Leonard – also available via daily email by signing up on Griefshare.org.
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.