We offer a series of sessions to help people handle their grief. Please see our GriefShare page.

Recommended Reading

These resources below are currently recommended by the Diocese of Phoenix Bereavement page 
We list them here for your convenience, but we recommend you go to the diocesan website to verify or look for updates to the list.

For Families

Stein, Sara Bonnett. About Dying: An Open Family Book for Parents and Children Together. Walker & Company: New York. 1983.

For Parents

Bernstein, Judith R. Ph.D. When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a Son of Daughter. Andrews McMeel Publishing. 1998.
Kloss, Dennis. The Spiritual Lives of Bereaved Parents. Routledge Publishing. 1999.
Neimeyer, Robert A. Lessons of Loss: A Guide to Coping. University of Memphis: Memphis, TN. 2000.
Sanders, Catherine M. Surviving Grief and Learning to Live Again. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: New York. 1992.

For Adolescents

Craven, Margaret. I heard the Owl Call My Name. Double Day & Co.: New York. 1973.
Levit, Rosa Ellen. A Short Life Song Remembered. Chronicle Books: San Francisco. 1974.
Gravelle, Karen. Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement. IUniverse: Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 2000.

For Children

Colville, Bruce. My Grandfather’s House. Bridgewater Books: New York. 1996.
Evans, Richard Paul. The Dance. Simon & Schuster: New York. 1999.
Munsch, Robert. Love You Forever. Willowdale: Ontario, Canada. 1986.

Additional resources

Centering Corporation
7230 Maple Street
Omaha, NE68134
(866) 218-0101
(402) 553-1200
Excellent books for the bereaved and caregivers. Ask for their catalogue and receive a copy of their quarterly newsletter.

The Compassionate Friends
PO Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522
An international network of support groups for bereaved parents and siblings.

Hope for the Bereaved, Inc.
4500 Onondage Boulevard
Syracuse, New York 13219
Office: (315) 475-9675
Helpline: (315) 475-4673
Check our listing of online resources available, listed by category, to assist with grief.

This page list was updated on 3/11/2019 from



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