4 Must-Read Books for Grieving Christians

These four books are a lifeline of much needed comfort.

I cannot adequately express the comfort I received from reading this firsthand account by someone who lost his wife, mother, and young daughter in a car accident due to a drunk driver. Jerry Sittser made me feel like I was not alone and that there was someone who understood my loss.


When my son died fourteen years ago, it was hard—even painful—for me to read my Bible. While I knew other bereaved parents and had struggled to understand why God would allow the death of their child to occur, it became all too real when my family experienced the same excruciating loss. Grieving people can be filled with doubts and questions. These four books are a lifeline of much needed comfort, wisdom, and encouragement for Christians who are struggling to hold on to their faith:

1. A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss by Jerry L. Sittser

A close friend of mine (who is also a bereaved parent) gave me this book right after my son died.

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