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1   Recovering from the losses of lifeby Wright, H. Norman.( 2000)   In
Location: Main Library /  152.4 Wri
Whether readers encounter family, personal, or community disaster, there is always potential for change, growth, new insight, understanding, and refinement. Writing from his own experience, Wright covers such issues as the meaning of grief, blaming God, and learning how to express and share in times of loss.
 

2   Mothers of the Bible speak to mothers of todayby Macias, Kathi, 1948-(c2009)   In
Location: Main Library /  220.9 Mac
In Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today, readers meet ordinary women of their day who, by God’s incomparable grace, were used for extraordinary purposes. Readers will journey through the lives of such mothers— like Eve, Sarah, Hannah, Elizabeth, Salome, Mary, and others. Exploring heart issues like fear, discontentment, grief, and gratitude, readers will discover solutions through biblical models of prayer, sacrifice, and faithfulness. Each chapter ends with personal application and prayer.
 

3   Facing your giants : a David and Goliath story for everyday peopleby Lucado, Max.(c2006)   In
Location: Main Library /  222.4092 Luc
This profound look at the life of David digs deeply into the defeats he suffered, and the victories he won, as he faced the giants in his life. When David focused on God, giants tumbled. But when David focused on giants…he stumbled. We've learned what David learned, and we do what David did. We become God focused. We pick up five stones. We make five decisions. And we take a swing.
 

4   My heart's cryby Lotz, Anne Graham, 1948-(c2002)   In
Location: Main Library /  226.506 Lot
Anne focuses each chapter on a passage from the last half of the book of John and features a corresponding life application. Chapter titles will include… His Voice in My Ears, His Tears on My Face, His Praise on My Lips, His Death in My Life, His Dirt on My Hands, His Hope in My Grief, His Fruit in My Service, His Love in My Home, His Courage in My Convictions, His Nearness in My Loneliness, His Answers to My Prayers, and His Glory on My Knees.
 

5   Respectable sins : confronting the sins we tolerateby Bridges, Jerry.( 2007)   In
Location: Main Library /  241.3 Bri
Have Christians become so preoccupied with "major" sins that we have lost sight of our need to deal with more subtle sins? Navigator author Jerry Bridges addresses the “acceptable” sins that we tend to tolerate in ourselves, including pride and anger. He goes to the heart of the matter, exploring our feelings of shame and grief and opening a new door to God's forgiveness and grace. Travel down the road of spiritual formation with Jerry and discover your true identity as a loved child of God.
 

6   Is God really in control? : trusting God in a world of hurt by Bridges, Jerry.(c2006)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.86 Bri
From devastating natural disasters to deadly highway accidents, tragedies occur every day around the world and in our own lives. As we face death, grief, loss, we become angry and our faith is tested as we ask, "Is God really in control?" Navigator author Jerry Bridges helps answer that question positively in this topical Bible study, offering comfort and hope by exploring the greater purposes and character of God.
 

7   A path through sufferingby Elliot, Elisabeth.(c1990)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.86 Ell
Must we stumble through sorrow and tragedy witout understanding or is there a lighted way-a path-through suffering? Elisabeth Elliot plots the treacherous passage through pain, grief and loss a journey most of us will make many times in our life. Through it all, she says there is only one reliable path, and if you walk it, you will see the transformation of all your losses, heartbreaks and tragedies into something strong and purposeful. In this powerful moving book, Elisabeth Elliot does not hesitate to ask hard questions to examine tenderly the hurts we suffer and to explore boldy the nature of God whose sovereign care for us is so intimate and perfect that he confounds our finite understanding. "A Path through Suffering" is a book for anyone searching for faith, comfort and assurance.
 

8   Holding on to hope : a pathway through suffering to the heart of Godby Guthrie, Nancy.(c2002)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.86 Gut
Framing her own story of staggering loss and soaring hope with the biblical story of Job, Nancy Guthrie takes her fellow sufferers by the hand and guides them on a pathway through pain—straight to the heart of God. Holding on to Hope offers an uplifting perspective, not only for those experiencing monumental loss, but for anyone going through difficulty and failure. Includes a study section for readers who want to dig deeper into what the Bible says about dealing with suffering and grief.
 

9   Why? : trusting God when you don't understandby Lotz, Anne Graham, 1948-(c2004)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.86 Lot
Why? helps us understand and deal with suffering while guiding us to the ultimate answer-the Savior who shares our grief and our tears
 

10   Empty arms : emotional support for those who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or tubal pregnancyby Vredevelt, Pam W., 1955-( 1994)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.86 Vre
Empty Arms encourages families to meet their babies and say hello before rushing to say goodbye. With compassion that comes from Sherokee and David's experience of having lived through the death of their son Brennan, the book offers guidance and practical suggestions for the decision-making at the time (including why and how one might see, hold, and memorialize one's baby) and over time (such as how to handle such times as anniversaries, holidays and the birth of other babies in the parents' close circle.)
 

11   It's okay to cry : a parent's guide to helping children through the losses of lifeby Wright, H. Norman.( 2004)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.86 Wri
Look through the eyes of a child again. When something unexpected, disappointing, or traumatic occurs, children feel a very real sense of loss. They may respond with fear or with anger. Most likely they are confused. They have questions they want answered. They need help from their parents or others who care to understand and process their grief. It’s Okay to Cry offers practical help for parents. It explains the symptoms of loss and unresolved grief so that parents can recognize them and walk alongside their children on the path to recovery.
 

12   Grieving forward : embracing life beyond lossby Duke, Susan.( 2006)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Duk
"Grieving Forward" deals with the grief process - not in a clinical or workbook style, but through the eyes of a woman who experienced it personally. She knows what it means to long for peace, for restoration, for proof that it will get better. Readers will come to understand that it's okay to grieve, as long as they grieve with the hope and knowledge that God will see them through.
 

13   A grief observedby Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963.( 2001)   Due:05/04/2014
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Lew
Lewis writes his statement of faith with precision, humor, and grace. Yet neither is Lewis reluctant to confess his continuing doubts and his awareness of his own human frailty.
 

14   The tender scar : life after the death of a spouseby Mabry, Richard L.(c2006)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Mab
Written by a former physician and recent widower, this warmly practical book guides the bereaved through the grief process and explains how to live after the death of a spouse
 

15   Grieving the loss of someone you love : daily meditations to help you through the grieving processby Mitsch, Ray.( 2004)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Mit
Raymond Mitsch and Lynn Brookside, shine a light on the road through grief. They can help you endure the anguish; understand the stages of grief; sort through the emotions of anger, guilt, fear and depression; and face the God who allowed you to lose the one you love.
 

16   Silent cradleby Morrow, Judy Gordon( 1998)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Mor
By detailing her experiences and including the stories of others who have endured a miscarriage, stillbirth or death of a newborn, she lets women know they are not alone in their loss.
 

17   When a baby dies : answers to comfort grieving parentsby Nash, Ronald H.(c1999)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Nas
'Is my baby with God now?' What does the Bible say to such a question? What hope does it offer parents grieving the loss of a precious child? The answers are merciful. However, the implications are not simple. Is God a Universalist? Is there salvation after death? What is the role of infant baptism? And what about the doctrine of depravity? If a baby is born into sin, then what? What happens to the unborn -- to the miscarried and the aborted? For pastors looking for biblical grounds to offer comfort and assurance, and for parents seeking solace for their grief, When a Baby Dies offers insights that are rich in hope and grounded solidly in Scripture.
 

18   Mommy paints the sky: a story of god's faithfulnessby Oertli, Danny( 2004)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Oer
I met Cyndi in high school, and after a storybook romance, we were married. But within six months, our lives were turned upside down when we learned that Cyndi had cancer. After eight amazing years marked by miracles and struggle, Cyndi passed away. My two young children and I were left to search for hope and meaning through the shards of shattered dreams. Yet what we learned had more to do with life than death. More to do with hope than grief. We learned about the beauty of love, the mercy of answered prayer and the joy of living for heaven. And one night in the brilliance of a Colorado sundset, we saw the promise of new beginnings and the beautiful healing hand of God unveiling an eternity that is not that far away.
 

19   Misty : a mother's journey through sorrow to healingby Page, Carole Gift.( 1987)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Pag
This compassionate story offers encouragement to everyone who mourns the death of a loved one as well as understanding to those who comfort the grieving.
 

20   A grace disguised : how the soul grows through lossby Sittser, Gerald Lawson, 1950-(c2004)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Sit
In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. While most of us will not experience such a catastrophic loss in our lifetime, all of us will taste it. And we can, if we choose, know as well the grace that transforms it. A Grace Disguised plumbs the depths of sorrow, whether due to illness, divorce, or the loss of someone we love. The circumstances are not important; what we do with those circumstances is. In coming to the end of ourselves, we can come to the beginning of a new life---one marked by spiritual depth, joy, compassion, and a deeper appreciation of simple blessings.
 

21   I Will Carry Youby Smith, Angie( 2010)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Smi
In 2008, Angie Smith and her husband Todd (lead singer of the group Selah) learned through ultrasound that their fourth daughter had conditions making her “incompatible with life.” Advised to terminate the pregnancy, the Smiths chose instead to carry this child and allow room for a miracle. That miracle came the day they met Audrey Caroline and got the chance to love her for the precious two-and-a-half hours she lived on earth.
 

22   When your father dies : how a man deals with the loss of his fatherby Veerman, David.(c2003)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Vee
For men, the death of a father is uniquely and deeply traumatic. Veerman and Barton share their own experiences with the deaths of their fathers and also those of more than sixty men, including Max Lucado, Chuck Colson, Hank Hannegraaff, and Bill Hybels. They also include insight and practical advice from professional counselors to prepare readers for the emotional struggles that accompany the death of a father.
 

23   Written in tears : a grieving father's journey through Psalm 103by Veldt, Luke, 1961-(c2010)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Vel
Sooner or later, grief touches us all. In 2006 it pierced Luke Veldt with the sudden death of his 13-year-old daughter. The loss shook his faith, yet drove Luke to the Scriptures for answers. Now he shares comfort and wisdom for grieving hearts from Psalm 103. Luke discovered a kindred spirit in King David and surprising insights into the compassion of God. Written in Tears makes a wise, honest, and reassuring companion for those grieving.
 

24   Harsh grief, gentle hopeby White, Mary, 1935-(c1995)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Whi
This agonizing story of grief and loss is the White's account of the murder of their only son, Steve. It is also an inspiring account of God's mercy, tenderness, and persistence as He continues to lead the Whites and their family toward hope and healing
 

25   How to help a grieving friend : a candid guide for those who careby Whitson, Stephanie Grace.(c2005)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Whi
This book will help you be a source of comfort and strength to a grieving friend by equipping you to say words that will bring consolation and healing. Stephanie Grace Whitson, the author, identifies the subtle difference between helpful and hurtful conversations. She shares her grief-tested strategies with you so you will be prepared with the right words at a time when your friend most needs your support and understanding. The practical guidance and razor-sharp insights in this easy-to-read volume will give you the confidence that you know what to say - and how to say it.
 

26   Gone but not lost : grieving the death of a childby Wiersbe, David.(c1992)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Wie
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.
 

27   Experiencing Griefby Wright, H. Norman.( 2004)   In
Location: Main Library /  248.866 Wri
At one time or another, we will all find ourselves facing a dark journey—the passage through grief. Experiencing Grief is written for a person who is in the wake of despair grief leaves. This brief but powerful book will help lead readers out of their grief experience through five stages of grief. At the end of the journey is peace and a seasoned, more mature faith.
 

28   The new guide to crisis & trauma counselingby Wright, H. Norman.(c2003)   In
Location: Main Library /  253.5 Wri
What can you say? What can you do? Now you have answers. In todays world, crises and traumas are part of the fabric of life. Fortunately, The New Guide to Crisis and Trauma Counseling provides both hope and help for the grief stricken and all who care about them.
 

29   The smart stepmom : practical steps to help you thrive!by Deal, Ron L.(c2009)   Overdue:03/26/2014
Location: Main Library /  306.874 Dea
"Encouragement and practical advice for stepmoms on how to deal with their role in the stepfamily. Includes parenting advice, chapters for the husband to read, guidance for women dating men with children, and tips for relating to adult stepchildren"--Provided by publisher.
 

30   Handbook on thriving as an adoptive familyby Sanford, David(c2008)   In
Location: Main Library /  362.734 San
Adoption is a high calling from God, and the Christian home primary soil for planting seeds of faith. But how will post-adoption challenges affect this growth? Most agencies do a great job of connecting families with children who need a forever family. Not many prepare you for the unexpected issues—an adopted child fighting with his new siblings or not wanting to be touched or showing signs of reactive attachment disorder (RAD). The more you know, the more confident you will be to meet the unique needs of your adopted child and your entire family. This distinctly Christian book will equip readers to be successful adoptive parents. Packed from cover to cover with information, advice, ideas, and resources, Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family will inspire and inform parents committed to making adoption work. Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family is the one parenting resource that provides comprehensive, topical, Bible-based solutions for the inevitable challenges after adoption.
 

31   Won by love : Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, speaks out for the unborn as she shares her new conviction for lifeby McCorvey, Norma, 1947-(c1997)   In
Location: Main Library /  363.46 McC
In Roe v. Wade, perhaps the most controversial United States Supreme Court decision, Norma McCorvey fought for and won the right to secure an abortion. Though she never had an abortion, under the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma reluctantly became the poster child for the pro-choice movement. Over the next two decades, Norma experienced the grief and despair of millions of women who chose to abort their babies; she witnessed the destruction of thousands of human lives in abortion clinics where she worked; and the "champion: of the pro-choice movement was soon being crushed by the weight of so much death, and so many ill-considered "choices." Finally, she began to break. She found out that the real choice she had been burdened with was not about abortion but about eternal life. It was a choice that would shock the world and change Norma's life forever.
 

32   Raising sons and loving it! : helping your boys become godly menby Oliver, Gary J.(c2000)   In
Location: Main Library /  649.1 Oli
In these days of daunting headlines, here's some really good news: Your son was God's idea, and you can help him weather the often rocky transition from boyhood to a manhood shaped by God's character and purposes. Drawing from their extensive clinical and personal experience, Gary and Carrie Oliver show you - How boys really are different from girls - Five keys to raising 'emotionally intelligent' sons - What your boys need from your marriage -- and from you - How to help your sons cultivate a heart for God - How to cultivate your sons' ability to deal with failure, loss, and grief.
 

33   Tear soup : a recipe for healing after lossby Schwiebert, Pat.( 2007)   In
Location: Main Library /  C F Sch
A modern-day fable, told in a richly illustrated children's book format. Tear Soup, a recipe for healing after loss, centers around an old and somewhat wise woman, Grandy. Grandy has just suffered a big loss in her life and so she is headed to the kitchen to make a special batch of Tear Soup. There she chooses the size pot that is right for her loss, and she puts on her apron because she knows it's going to be messy. Slowly the pot is filled with tears as the old woman steeps away. To season her soup Grandy adds memories like the good times and the bad times, the silly and the sad times. She does not want to forget even one precious memory of her loss.
 

34   Someday We'll Play in Heaven : a story about grievingby Strannigan, Shawn Alyne( 1995)   In
Location: Main Library /  C 248.866 Str
This book talks about the uncomfortable topic of death. It is from the view point of a little sister whose brother has died.
 

35   Someday We'll Play in Heaven : a story about grievingby Strannigan, Shawn Alyne( 1995)   In
Location: Main Library /  C 248.866 Str Copy 2
 

36   Tear soup : a recipe for healing after lossby Schwiebert, Pat.( 2006)   In
Location: Main Library /  C DVD Tea
Grandy tries to cope with the death of her husband by making tear soup.
 

37   Sarah's Grandma goes to heavenby Boelts, Maribeth, 1964-(c2004)   In
Location: Main Library /  C F Boe HEL Sar
A young girl comes to understand more about death, funerals, and heaven when her beloved grandmother dies of cancer.
 

38   Josie's giftby Bostrom, Kathleen Long.(c2005)   In
Location: Main Library /  C F Bos
Josie's father recently died and all she can think about is what she has lost; Josie finds joy and the true meaning of Christmas.
 

39   The day Scooter diedby Bostrom, Kathleen Long.(c2005)   In
Location: Main Library /  C F Bos HEL Day
Mikey feels responsible for his dog Scooter's accidental death, but his parents remind him that the dog loved him best of all and they can still love each other, although Scooter is now with God.
 

40   Unpacking Grief [1 CD]by Gaston, Mike( 2009)   In
Location: Main Library /  CD 248.4 UNP Gas
Talk covers Mike Gaston's personal experience of walking through grief - the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects to this process.
 

41   Choosing to see [5 CDs] : a journey of struggle and hopeby Chapman, Mary Beth.(c2010)   In
Location: Main Library /  CD 92 Cha
The wife of recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman relates her story of finding hope amidst life's challenges, covering her marriage, struggles for emotional balance, and living with grief after the loss of her daughter.
 

42   Up close and personal: Dr. W. Norman Wright [1 CD]( 2012)   In
Location: Main Library /  CD 92 Wri
Dr. Tim Clinton hosts in this interview with H. Norman Wright.
 

43   Flame On [1 DVD] -a true story of hope in the midst of great personal tragedy( 2011)   In
Location: Main Library /  DVD 248.866 Fla
“Filmed Just months after the extreme loss of a loved one, this DVD follows the Jasper family through the heart wrenching and faith stretching question of "Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?" Watch and marvel at how a strong Christian family deals with the emotions of shock, loss and grief from a Biblical perspective.
 

44   Holding On To Hope [1 DVD]by Tada, Joni Eareckson( 2007)   In
Location: Main Library /  DVD 362 JON # 11
“God, help us,” was the prayer of David and Nancy Guthrie. The words were stated so simply, but felt so deeply, as they struggled with heartbreaking news about Hope, their newborn daughter. Is God there in the midst of life’s most difficult storms? Can any good come from suffering? Here is the story of a couple who has journeyed not once, but twice, through the anguish of loss, and found God to be everything they need to keep them holding onto hope.
 

45   Left behind II: Tribulation Force [1DVD](c2002)   In
Location: Main Library /  DVD LEF #2
A week after the Rapture, grief-stricken survivors continue to search for the millions of people who vanished. Chaos engulfs the world as suicide rates skyrocket, businesses are looted, and martial law remains in effect. A desperate world turns to United Nations President Nicolae Carpathia for guidance and reassurance. But as global events begin to take on strange significance, signalling the oncoming terror of years to come, a small group of rebels known as the Tribulation Force embarks on a dangerous mission to open the eyes of the world to the truth--Nicolae Carpathia is the Antichrist.
 

46   Standing firm [1 DVD]( 2010)   In
Location: Main Library /  DVD Sta
Standing Firm is a dramatic portrayal of one family's tragedy and the challenges they face in a struggle to survive financially, relationally and spiritually. The power of God to transform lives is crystal clear.
 

47   Unconditional [1 DVD]( 2013)   Due:04/27/2014
Location: Main Library /  DVD Unc
When her husband Billy is tragically killed, Sam loses her faith and will to live. A death-defying encounter with two children leads to a reunion with Joe, her oldest friend. As Sam watches "Papa" Joe care for and love the kids in his under-resourced neighborhood, she begins to realize that the love of God is always reaching out to her.
 

48   Cape Refugeby Blackstock, Terri, 1957-( 2002)   In
Location: Main Library /  F Bla CAP # 1
Mystery and suspense combine in this first book in an exciting new 4-book series by best-selling author Terri Blackstock. Thelma and Wayne Owens run a bed and breakfast in Cape Refuge, Georgia. They minister to the seamen on the nearby docks and prisoners just out of nearby jails, holding services in an old warehouse and taking many of the 'down-and-outers' into their home. They have two daughters: the dutiful Morgan who is married to Jonathan, a fisherman, and helps them out at the B & B, and Blair, the still-single town librarian, who would be beautiful if it weren't for the serious scar on the side of her face.After a heated, public argument with his in-laws, Jonathan discovers Thelma and Wayne murdered in the warehouse where they held their church services. Considered the prime suspect, Jonathan is arrested. Grief-stricken, Morgan and Blair launch their own investigation to help Matthew Cade, the town's young police chief, find the real killer. Shady characters and a raft of suspects keep the plot twisting and the suspense building as we learn not only who murdered Thelma and Wayne, but also the secrets about their family's past and the true reason for Blair's disfigurement
 

49   Promise me thisby Gohlke, Cathy.(c2012)   In
Location: Main Library /  F Goh
Michael Dunnagan was never supposed to sail on the Titanic, nor would he have survived if not for the courage of Owen Allen. Determined to carry out his promise to care for Owen’s relatives in America and his younger sister, Annie, in England, Michael works hard to strengthen the family’s New Jersey garden and landscaping business.Annie Allen doesn’t care what Michael promised Owen. She only knows that her brother is gone—like their mother and father—and the grief is enough to swallow her whole. As Annie struggles to navigate life without Owen, Michael reaches out to her through letters. In time, as Annie begins to lay aside her anger that Michael lived when Owen did not, a tentative friendship takes root and blossoms into something neither expected. Just as Michael saves enough money to bring Annie to America, WWI erupts in Europe. When Annie’s letters mysteriously stop, Michael risks everything to fulfill his promise—and find the woman he’s grown to love—before she’s lost forever.
 

50   Like a watered garden : a novelby Hill, Patti (Patti Ann)(c2005)   In
Location: Main Library /  F Hil
I received a box of flowers from my dead husband."Life has stalled for Colorado garden designer Mibby Garrett after losing her husband in a bicycle accident six months ago. Mibby devotes herself to avoiding "whammies o' grief," the painful and sudden reminders of her former life. But for her son, she's willing to face anything. With the support of the indomitable Louise, friend and neighbor, and her faithful gardening clients, Mibby even considers romance with a too-good-to-be-true widower. Then comes the biggest whammy of all, a stranger with a claim to her husband's heart. Will Mibby retreat or sound the charge on life?
 

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