What are the best books on grieving and the process of bereavement? Do we recommend the well-known books on this subject, such as ‘Condolences from Heart’, ‘Mourning after a year’ or ‘They Say It Will Pass’? Read on for the best mourning literature…

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For anyone wanting to learn more about coping with a great loss, this list of the best books on grief and mourning is a good place to start. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Mourning & Grief of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books About Mourning & GriefAuthor
Bearing the UnbearableJoanne Cacciatore
Understanding Your GriefAlan Wolfelt
Notes on GriefChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Getting to the Other Side of GriefRobert C. De Vries
Healing the Adult Sibling’s Grieving HeartAlan Wolfelt
Losing My Best FriendJeannie Wycherley
No Time to Say GoodbyeCarla Fine
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the EndAtul Gawande
Losing A Spouse Dennis Disselkoen
A View from Grief’s WindowNeil Gilliland

The recently updated top 10 list: the best books about bereavement / mourning

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One (A Compassionate Grief Recovery Book)

How does one mourn to process the intense feelings of grief and to be able to move forward again in life? When someone dear to you dies, it can feel like the world comes to a standstill. This book helps you recover from the unexpected that will, at some point, happen to anyone in life.

Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, Fifth Edition: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner – Grief Counseling Handbook on Treatment of Grief, Loss and Bereavement, Book and Free eBook

According to us this guide is perfect to deal with loss and intense feelings of grief. You can use it during grief counseling with your clients, and help them recover from a world that has fallen apart.

Good Grief!: Hope, Help, and a little Humor for your Journey from Wife to Widow 

We advise you to read this book, if you have become a widow and need some light at the end of the tunnel. ‘Good Grief!’ shares practical advice, provides comfort, and also has a humoristic touch. What would life be without humor? Jody Noland writes from her own journey of being a widow.

When Your Soul Aches: Hope and Help for Women Who Have Lost Their Husbands

When your soul mate dies, you can experience that as such a loss that it feels like there is no point in living life without your better half. This book helps women who have lost their partners and are looking for a way to move forward without them.

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief

We recommend reading this book if you find comfort in meditating on a daily basis. The exercises will help you deal with your loss.

The Grief Bubble: Helping Kids Explore and Understand Grief

Can you remember someone teaching you how to deal with grief? ‘The Grief Bubble’ does this for children. It helps them define what grief is and how to express it through the different activities that are described in this workbook.

Grief Walk: Experiencing God After the Loss of a Loved One (God and Grief Series) 

If you are wondering where God is during your moments of grief, then this book could be your ideal partner discovering the answers to that question.

Grieving Is Loving: Compassionate Words for Bearing the Unbearable

There is no grief without love, so once you love, there is no escaping, and at some point in life you will be confronted with unbearable feelings of loss and sadness. This book with quotes and poems can give your relief and recognition during these hard times.

The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith

Loss is more than death; it can also be other types of losing people or other things. This handbook addresses all types of loss, and a program is defined to help you get through it.

Comfort for the Grieving Spouse’s Heart: Hope and Healing After Losing Your Partner

If you are looking for a friend during times of loss, then we think this book might be an excellent choice. Stop hiding your feelings and learn to express them. You are still alive; now find your new path.

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