Thursday, December 9, 2010

Each book below is linked to a place where the book can be purchased.  Also, books that I have read will include my review of the book (after I have typed it on this blog).

Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infant Loss

A Guide for Fathers: When a Baby Dies
By Tim Nelson

A Guide For Fathers: When A Baby DiesI flipped through this book, but felt like I was intruding on a private code for I handed it to my husband.  He read it and said I must include it in the care packages we take to the hospital.  I think it is something most people look over, the grief of a father, so this is a much needed resource.

An Exact Replica of a Figment of my Imagination
By Elizabeth McCracken

Excat Replica of a Figment of My Imagination [EXACT REPLICA OF A FIGMENT OF]

Surviving the Death of Your Baby
By Deborah L. Davis 

By Sherri Devashrayee Whittwer
Gone Too Soon: The Life and Loss of Infants and Unborn Children

By Kathe Wunnenberg
Grieving the Child I Never Knew

By Jack Hayford

I'll Hold You In Heaven: (Recover/Revision)This was one of the first books I read after Shyla went to Heaven.  The words that the author uses are comforting and helped to relieve the guilt I felt as a mother of a stillborn baby.  Mr. Hayford also uses scripture to support that we WILL see our babies in Heaven again as long as we have asked Christ into our hearts and are living as Christians.  The scriptures he uses supports that we will know our children in Heaven and that they are safe and pain free in the most wonderful place imaginable. 

I highly recommend this book.  That is why I include it in all the care packages I take to the hospital.

By Debbie Haydrick

I'll Hold You in Heaven Remembrance Book

By Angie Smith

Angie and Todd Smith are both blessed with so many talents.  He has an amazing voice and sings in the Christian music group, Selah.  Selah sings Audrey's song, also known as "I Will Carry You".  Angie has the talent of writing.  During Angie's pregnancy of their daughter, Audrey Caroline, they were told their precious daughter was "incompatable with life" and would not survive long after birth, if she was not stillborn.  Angie's book is an amazing testament to her faith, God's love, and the beauty of every life, no matter how short.  She gracefully speaks of the moments in her pregnancy where she would fight with the diagnosis and cry and beat on the steering wheel of her car after attending a baby shower for a friend.  She tells how she stood over the plot she was picking out for her daughter while she felt her wiggling around inside and the thoughts that went through her mind.  You can go click here to read my full review and experience with this book. 

I had read this book after Shyla went to Heaven and before I was pregnant with Jakin.  When we got Jakin's heart dianosis, all I could pray was the words Angie echoes in her book from the sisters of Lazarus..."Jesus, the one you love is sick." 

By Dawn Siegrist Waltman

In A Heartbeat (Faith Parenting Guide.)

I read this book shortly after Shyla went to Heaven.  It resembles a journal kept by a mother after loss.  It includes the thoughts and feelings we go through as we go through the first year after loss.

The author does a good job being true to the emotions felt by a parent at this time, but she also offers lots of hope and encouragement.  I enjoyed reading this book.

By John MacArthur

Safe in the Arms of God: Truth from Heaven About the Death of a Child

Books for Siblings for when a Baby Dies

By Marilyn Gryte

No New Baby: For Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister Die Before Birth (Nnc)

By Pat Schweibert
We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead

Books about the Loss of a Child of any Age

By Mary Beth Chapman

Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope

I just love this woman.  She is honest and doesn't try to hide the pain of loss.  During the course of this book, I laughed as much as I cried.  She has had some very hilarious experiences in her life; she has also struggled with anxiety, grief and fear.  The book shares her experiences as self-conscious teen, the wife to Christian music artist Steven Curtis Chapman, the process of adopting three precious girls from China, and the grief of one of those daughters being taken to Heaven as a result of an accident in the driveway of their Tennessee home.  

The truth and honestly Mary Beth shares in this book is beautiful.  I highly recommend this read!

Grieving Forward
Embracing Life Beyond Loss
By Susan Duke

Grieving Forward: Embracing Life Beyond Loss

Books about Grief and Loss in General

A Grief Observed
By CS Lewis

A Grief Observed

21 Reasons Bad Things Happen to Good People
By Dave Earley

21 Reasons Bad Things Happen to Good People
I really learned a lot from this book and recommend it to anyone going through a trial.  To read my full post about my views of this book, click here.

Disappointment With God
By Philip Yancey

By Granger E. Westburg
Good Grief: 50th Anniversary Edition

I read this book shortly after loosing Jakin.  It is a good book, especially for some one who hasn't firsthand expereinced grief themself.  It explains the different "stages" of grief and that the feelings grieving people have are normal. 

To read my ful review of this book, click here.

By Monica Novak

The Good Grief Club

By Philip Yancey

Pregnancy After Loss

Pregnancy After a Loss
A Guide to Pregnancy after Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death
By Carol Cirulli Lanham
Pregnancy After a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy After a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death

By Pat Schwiebert

Still to Be Born

1 comment:

Leannehoovler said...

I have a few books on my blog for a Giveaway this month. I have a few copies of them so let me know if you need some suggestions. You and your sweet family have been in our prayers.