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Books for grieving men

  • Most of the links from the book titles below will lead you to¬†, where you can learn more about the book, read reviews about it, and order it if you'd like. Most of these books can be purchased through other book sellers, as well, or found at your local library.

    Being a Gentle Man
    by Glen Pickering; Whole Person Associates, 1993
    The writer reflects on control, letting go, compromise, acceptance, forgiveness, vulnerability, relationships, perfectionism, workaholism, spiritual growth and religion.

    A Grief Observed
    by C. S. Lewis; Harper San Francisco, 2001
    First published in 1961 under the name N. W. Clerk, it is the author's journal of doubts, rage and faith journey following the death of his wife.

    Grief Therapy for Men
    by Linus Mundy; Abbey Press, 1998
    This little book has 46 pages of practical suggestions (e.g. when to act boldly, when to just be).

    Griefquest: Men Coping with Loss
    by Robert Miller, Stephen J. Hrycyniak; Saint Mary's Press, 1999
    This book of spiritual meditations is written for men and the women who care about them.

    Men and Grief: A Guide for Men Surviving the Death of a Loved One
    by Carol Staudacher; New Harbinger Publications Inc., 1991
    This is a resource for caregivers and mental health professionals.

    Our Mothers' Spirits: Great Writers on the Death of Mothers and the Grief of Men
    edited by Bob Blauner; Regan Books, 1999
    This anthology is organized in these categories: before death; when a mother dies young; good deaths, bad deaths; suicide and euthanasia; regret; alienation; re-conceiving the mother; her spirit lives on.

    She Never Said Goodbye: One Man's Journey Through Loss
    by Robert Dykstra; Shaw, 1990
    A man struggles to find faith and hope again after his wife's suicide. This book is out of print. But you may be able to find it at a library or used book store.

    Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing
    by Thomas Golden; Golden Healing Publishing, 1997
    Assists both men and women heal with the masculine side of loss.

    Triumph Over Tragedy
    by Bobby Petrocelli, Chris Frederick; WRS Group, Incorporated, 1994
    Bobby Petrocelli shares an inspiring story of grief and recovery after his wife was killed by a drunk driver.

    Walking Upstream: Men in Pain & How We Heal
    by Scott D. Moore; Crescent and Quill, 1997
    This pocket-sized book of short observations is out of print. You may be able to find it at a library or used book store. The author has provided copies to area hospices. Please contact them to borrow the book if you are unable to find it in your library or used book store.

    When a Man Faces Grief/A Man You Know is Grieving
    by Thomas Golden; Willowgreen Publishing, 1998
    One half of this small book speaks to male grievers. The other half speaks to people who care about them.

    When Men Grieve: Why Men Grieve Differently and How You Can Help
    by Elizabeth Levang; Fairview Press, 1998
    Through many personal stories and commentary, a psychologist explains the unique ways men grieve and advises women in supporting men who are grieving.

    Why Her? Why Now? A Man's Journey Through Love and Grief
    by Lon Elmer; Bantam Dell Publishing Group, 1994
    A man gives an honest and hopeful account of losing his wife to cancer.