Books

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A memoir

In her ninth month of pregnancy, the author learned that her baby boy had died. How do you deal with and recover from this kind of loss? Of course you don’t–but you go on. And if you have ever experienced loss or love someone who has, the company of this remarkable book will help you go on.

Empty Arms

Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy is the essential guidebook for anyone suffering the agony of losing a baby, written with the warmth and compassion of a Licensed Professional Counselor and writing as a mother who has suffered the loss of a baby and a sixteen-year-old son.

Empty Cradle: Surviving the Death of Your Baby

Deborah Davis, Ph.D., encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. Incisive comments from parents who have suffered through the death of a baby convincingly relay this message: “You are not alone and you can survive.”

Grieving the Child I Never Knew

Having experienced three miscarriages and the death of an infant son, Kathe Wunnenberg knows the deep anguish of losing a child. Grieving the Child I Never Knew was born from her personal journey through sorrow. With seasoned insights and gentle questions, it invites the reader to present her hurts before God, and to receive over time the healing that He alone can – and will – provide.

I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy

I Will Carry You tells the powerful story of a parent losing her child, interwoven with the biblical story of Lazarus to help those who mourn to still have hope—to find grace and peace in the sacred dance of grief and joy.

Roses in December: Comfort for the Grieving Heart

With deep empathy, Marilyn helps those who are grieving find God’s comfort. Having lost three sons, she knows the tremendous sorrows and struggles that come with the death of loved ones. Yet she shares how even in the winters of our lives God provides roses―special occasions, special people, and special memories―to give us strength and draw close to Him.

Sad About Sammy: A first response family resource for children experiencing sibling loss and grief

Finding words to ease children into the reality of a sibling death is an overwhelming task shouldered by grief-stricken families. Written with the compassionate voice of a mother who suffered the devastating of loss of a child; co-written with the expertise of a Child Development Specialist, Sad about Sammy gives parents gentle and direct language to say what must be said.

 

 

 

 

 

You Are the Mother of All Mothers

There are few books that address the weight of guilt and shame that a grieving mother carries with her after the loss of her child. The deep feeling of failure that accompanies child loss can be heart, mind and soul crippling. Reengaging in life after loss and attempting to find a sliver of hope again is an on-going battle– one no bereaved mother should fight alone.

Navigating the Unknown: An Immediate Guide When Experiencing the Loss of Your Baby

This is a handbook for bereaved parents, those who love them, and the medical staff who care for them. This book has been written to serve and guide families when they receive a life-limiting diagnosis and in the days immediately following the loss of their precious baby. It is a book that all parents hope they will never have to read, created to support those who have been thrust into a world in which their baby will never come home.

 

Sufficient Grace

Sufficient Grace chronicles not only one family’s painful journey through the stormy sea of grief after the loss of three of their five children, but also shares the lessons learned about the true faith and grace God gives to His people, even in the midst of life’s storms.

A Symphony in the Dark: Hearing God's Voice in Seasons of Grief

Mother and daughter tell this unforgettable, inspirational story of how a lovingly-anticipated baby was born and given just seven days to live. Mutz reminds readers that even the tiniest, most fragile life, regardless of how brief, matters—and how its strains linger and lift one from darkness into an Everlasting Song of beauty, hope, and redemption.

Through the Eyes of a Lion

Her parents called her Lenya Lion because of her ferocious personality and hair that had been wild and mane-like since birth. But they never expected that, five days before Christmas, their five-year-old daughter would suddenly go to heaven after an asthma attack. Pastor Levi Lusko shares the eye-opening truth of the power of hope in a world that is often filled with pain, suffering, and loss.

Our Only Time

Our Only Time was created to motivate, inspire, educate and show appreciation for maternal health professionals through experiences told from a patient’s perspective. Through heartfelt stories, families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, a life-limiting diagnosis, or infant loss, share the sacred time spent with their baby – whether in utero or after birth – and offer insights into how health professionals positively impacted their experience. Also included are recommendations on how best to be supportive of patients and what types of actions to avoid during this devastating experience. Through these incredibly intimate stories of loss, health professionals can better understand a grieving family’s experience and become equipped to support bereaved parents when they leave the hospital without their baby. Health professionals will come away with new insights on how to guide parents, empowering them to have the least amount of regret during this loss, and allowing for the greatest chance of healing in their grief as they re-enter the world.