Author : Nicholas Wolterstorff
Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN : 080280294X
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The author describes the progress of his grief from the shock of learning of his son's accidental death to his final resignation a year later

Author : Nicholas Wolterstorff
Genre : Bereavement
Publisher :
ISBN : 0281050945
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Author : Marvin N. Olasky
Genre : Fathers and sons
Publisher : P & R Publishing
ISBN : 1629958662
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"Marvin Olasky explores how his Jewish American father was impacted by World War 2, Reconstructionist Judaism, and social Darwinist teaching at Harvard-facing pain in order to understand and forgive"--

Author : Doron Weber
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781451618075
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The father of the young actor best known for his performances in "Deadwood" describes his son's congenital heart defect, the young man's theatrical achievements, and the family's effort to find life-saving medical answers.

Author : Dennis L. Apple
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Beacon Hill Press
ISBN : 0834123657
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Shares a glimpse of the unspeakable pain, helplessness, frustration, and eventual healing that the author and his wife experienced since losing their son, offering comfort and connection to those walking similar paths. Original.

Author : Michael D. Bush
Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN : 0802822274
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A collection of sermons in which preachers deal with the deaths of children and young adults, this volume includes the words of Craig Barnes, Karl Barth, David L. Bartlett, Ronald P. Byars, John Claypool, William Sloan Coffin, Stephen T. Davis, J. Howard Edington, Jonathan Edwards, Laura Mendenhall, and more. (Ministry and Pastoral Resources)

Author : Ann K. Finkbeiner
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781476725703
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For a parent, losing a child is the most devastating event that can occur. Most books on the subject focus on grieving and recovery, but as most parents agree, there is no recovery from such a loss. This book examines the continued love parents feel for their child and the many poignant and ingenious ways they devise to preserve the bond. Through detailed profiles of parents, Ann Finkbeiner shows how new activities and changed relationships with their spouse, friends, and other children can all help parents preserve a bond with the lost child. Based on extensive interviews and grief research, Finkbeiner explains how parents have changed five to twenty-five years after the deaths of their children. The first half of the book discusses the short- and long-term effects of the child’s death on the parent’s relationships with the outside world, that is, with their spouses, other children, friends, and relatives. The second half of the book details the effect on the parents’ internal world: their continuing sense of guilt; their need to place the death in some larger context and their inability sometimes to consistently do so; their new set of priorities; the nature of their bond with the lost child and the subtle and creative ways they have of continuing that bond. Finkbeiner’s central point is not so much how parents grieve for their children, but how they love them. Refusing to fall back on pop jargon about “recovery” or to offer easy solutions or standardized timelines, Finkbeiner’s is a genuine and moving search to come to terms with loss. Her complex profiles of parents resonate with the honesty and authenticity of uncomfortable emotions expressed and, most importantly, shared with others experiencing a similar loss. Finally, each profile exemplifies the many heroic ways parents learn to live with their pain, and by so doing, honor the lives their children should have lived.

Author : Maria E. Doerfler
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN : 9780520972964
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Late antiquity was a perilous time for children, who were often the first victims of economic crisis, war, and disease. They had a one in three chance of dying before their first birthday, with as many as half dying before age ten. Christian writers accordingly sought to speak to the experience of bereavement and to provide cultural scripts for parents who had lost a child. These late ancient writers turned to characters like Eve and Sarah, Job and Jephthah as models for grieving and for confronting or submitting to the divine. Jephthah's Daughter, Sarah’s Son traces the stories these writers crafted and the ways in which they shaped the lived experience of familial bereavement in ancient Christianity. A compelling social history that conveys the emotional lives of people in the late ancient world, Jephthah's Daughter, Sarah's Son is a powerful portrait of mourning that extends beyond antiquity to the present day.

Author : Soong-Chan Rah
Genre : Religion
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
ISBN : 9780830897612
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The American church avoids lament. But lament is a missing, essential component of Christian faith. Soong-Chan Rah's prophetic exposition of the book of Lamentations provides a biblical and theological lens for examining the church's relationship with a suffering world. Hear the prophet's lament as the necessary corrective for Christianity's future.

Author : David W. Wiersbe
Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : Baker Books
ISBN : 9781441214614
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We all expect our parents to precede us in death. No one expects to have to make their child's funeral arrangements. And the loss of a child brings with it a special and persistent manifestation of grief that can feel "like a stomachache that never ends." Gone but Not Lost is a thoughtful gift for a family that has experienced the death of a child. Each of its brief chapters covers one element of grieving, bringing readers through sorrow and helping them deal with feelings of anger or guilt, as well as the marital strain that may follow the loss of a beloved child.