Helping People through Grief by Delores Kuenning is a must read book for every Christian! This amazing book is an invaluable resource, organized by different types of grief and loss. Each chapter topic includes a description of the type of grief, personal examples and shared stories, with related scripture verses. At the end of each topic you’ll find a helpful list of resources for the specific grief or loss.
Specific topics on children include stillbirth, miscarriage, SIDS and childhood illness. Also covered is abduction and murder of a child, missing children, childhood cancer, giving away a child for adoption and abortion. Each topic is one chapter in length and it’s purpose is to inform the person who wants to help a friend or family member. Other grief topics include rape, divorce, mastectomy, disfigurement or disability. You’ll also learn how to talk to someone who is grieving the death of a spouse or loss to Alzheimer’s disease. One chapter that is especially helpful is how to talk to children about death.
Written by a pastor’s wife, Helping People through Grief by Delores Kuenning is based on years of experience in her church and medical community. I found the book to be very encouraging, sensitive and factual…not easy to do with such difficult topics! I would highly recommend this book for anyone serving in ministry, working in healthcare or called to compassion and caring for others.
My Amazon Rating 5/5