Suggested books: Helping Others
Helping People through Grief
by Delores Kuenning; Bethany House Publishers, 1987
This sensitive guide addresses grief due to abortion, rape, adoption, loss of health, loss of body parts, as well as death.
Healing a Friend’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Helping Someone You Love through Loss
by Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD; Companion Press, 2001
Condolence for adults
The Art of Condolence: What to Write, What to Say, What to Do at a Time of Loss
by Leonard and Hilary Zunin; Harpers Collins, 1991
Different Losses, Different Issues: What to Expect and How to Help
by Johnette Hartnett; Good Mourning, 1993
Don’t Ask for the Dead Man’s Golf Clubs: What to Do and Say (and What Not to) When a Friend Loses a Loved One
by Lynn Kelly; Workman Publishing, 2000
Drawing on her experience as a young widow, Lynn Kelly shares how grand gestures are not needed, but small gestures and simple words are.
Finding the Right Words: Offering Care and Comfort When You Don’t Know What to Say
by Wilfred Bockelman; Augsburg Books, 1990