Widow Wisdom: What book has helped you on your widowhood journey?

  • I follow Second Firsts and One Fit Widow. Both of their websites have great insight for those suffering loss. They both helped me so much to survive and move forward. – Anna
  • “Getting to The Other Side of Grief” by Susan J Zonnebelt-Smeenge and Robert C DeVries. It was listed in the other books to read of a small devotional given to me by a dear friend, and it jumped off the page at me to read it, and it has been a huge blessing in my journey. – Jennifer
  • I used three. My Bible, The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis (written after his wife died), and Healing After Loss by Martha Whitmore Hickman. The Hickman book is a collection of daily meditations. All three were valuable. – Lisa
  • A book called Widow to Widow by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg. It called out to me, and between the book and grievance counseling with hospice helped me a lot. My husband passed quickly after being diagnosed with Bulbar ALS (Lou Gehrigs), a horrible way to go. I had to give up everything to be his caretaker, and it was difficult watching the love of my life slowly disappear. – Sandy

  • Comfort for the Grieving Spouse’s Heart by Gary Roe and Heartbroken by Gary Roe. All his books are excellent. Gary is a former pastor and hospice chaplain. It’s like he reached down into my heart and knew exactly what I was thinking. – Barbara
  • Since my husband died, I no longer can focus long enough to read. I used to read two or three books a week, and now I’m lucky if I can finish one a year. – Kim
  • I wasn’t ready to say Goodbye, surviving, coping, & healing the sudden death of a loved one by Brook Noel & Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. – Nina
  • Saturday Night Widows Club – Wister on Instagram
  • A Grace Disguised. I’ve read a ton, but this is hands down the best on loss. The author lost his Mom, wife, and daughter in the same accident, and he writes with such honesty and truth – Wister on Instagram.
  • Healthy Healing by Michelle Steinke Baumgart (one fit widow) – Wister on Instagram
  • “It’s OK that you’re not OK” by Megan Devine. my go-to resource to help myself and how to give guidance for those around me. – Wister on Instagram
  • What Remains -Carole Radziwill
  • Broken Open, The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, and When Things Fall Apart.
  • The Pleasures of Cooking for One by Judith Jones. Highly recommend! – Amy
  • The Mediocre Widow… was my favorite… I got a sports car, and she helped me not feel crazy… – Julie