Todd Hall, Austin Grad librarian, shared his journey through grief at Friends’ Day and Sermon Seminar. Now he shares the books he found helpful.
Through my own experience, I have developed an affinity for books that offer a theological vision of grief and grief ministry. Following is a list of books that I would recommend both for those who are in grief and those who minister to the grieving.
Lament for a Son (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987). Wolterstorff, a theologian lost his son, Eric, in a climbing accident. This is a journal of his journey through grief. It was instrumental in my remaining faithful in my own grief. Wolterstorff's presentation of grief is raw and therefore allows ministers to see into the emotions and thoughts of those to whom they minister.