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Faith Formation: Grief, Death & Dying

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Children's Books

All Will Be Well     Bear Island          Dear Star Baby                    Little Banty Chicken and the Big Dream              Missing Violet     Remember Me When...: Creating Memories to Last a Lifetime     Squirrel's Sweater     A Time to Say Goodbye: A Booklet for Kids about Funerals     Paperback The Wing Book     Cover of You'll Find Me

Children's Book Lists

Teen & Adult Books

All the Ways Our Dead Still Speak: A Funeral Director on Life, Death, and the Hereafter     The Art of Dying     Beside Still Waters: Favorite Prayers, Poems, and Scriptures to Calm the Soul     The Cure for Sorrow: Jan Richardson: 9780977816286: Books     The Essentials of Suicide Prevention          From the Depths: Prayers for Grieving the Loss of a Partner               Picture of The Half Known Life          How We Live Is How We Die          Joyful Defiance: Death Does Not Win the Day     Picture of The Lost Art of Dying     Our Last Best Act: Planning for the End of Our Lives to Protect the People and Places We Love     Pandemic Prayers     Peace at the Last: Visitation with the Dying     Prayers for Comfort and Encouragement     Receiving This Life: Practicing the Deepest Belonging     A Time to Mourn & A Time to Dance     Texting Through Cancer     Transforming Loneliness: Deepening Our Relationships with God and Others  When We Feel Alone: Graham, Ruth, Lambert, Cindy: 9780801094279: Books          What We Wish Were True by Tallu Schuyler Quinn     When a Friend Dies 2019     Who are you, God?: Suffering and intimacy with God - Kindle edition by  Janet, Hagberg. Health, Fitness & Dieting Kindle eBooks @      

Adult Studies

All Manner of ThingsThe meditations in All Manner of Things are not intended primarily as answers to questions so much as attempts to enter into profound questions more fully, the goal being to think about how we might best inhabit those places where doubt and faith, grief and hope, forsakenness and grace are so often made to coexist.

Download the Reader's Guide for Groups & Individuals

Create a “Death over Dessert” Club with this

Virtual Discussion Guide


Join the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York

for a year-long book study.

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Featured News ImageFind Belonging and Belovedess in Life’s “Endings":

Valerie Dodge-Reyna explains how the contemplative mind can help create loving rituals around death and endings.

Above All, Love

by Kelly Isola

A contemplative practice inviting us to love one who is no longer with us in a new way throughout any given day.

On Being with Krista Tippett
Esther Perel
The Erotic Is an Antidote to Death

Taking Time to Grieve by UMC's Jody Thone includes Four Steps of Lament.

Webinars & Trainings

Announcing the new Empathy app

David Kessler - co-author with the ground-breaking Elisabeth Kubler-Ross - offers online video/webinar trainings around grief.

Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Center invites folks to Tending to Ambiguous Losses in Uncertain Times led by Luther Seminary Professor Carla Dahl.

Thursday, November 12; 6:30-8:30 PM (CST)


Announcing the new Empathy app is David Kessler's website with numerous supports around grief.

What's Your Grief? Offers resources for coping with the death of particular family members or friends; online grief support courses; CEU for care-givers; and options for sharing personal grief.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance from FEMA: FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020. Applications will be accepted starting April 12. Please share this resource with loved ones of those who passed away of COVID and had a funeral at your church.

In Our Library

The Deepest Belonging: A Story about Discovering Where God Meets Us          Water Bugs and Dragonflies | Explaining Death to Young Children [50th Anniversary Edition] (Stickney)