Hardcover with Jacket
Concordia Publishing House
When Someone Dies: Find Comfort in Jesus by Julie Stiegemeyer succeeds at helping children cope with the loss of a loved one because it deals with the issues that children face. Using direct quotes from children ages 6 - 11, this book responds to matters of loneliness, guilt, bafflement, misunderstanding, and grief.
Illustrated with pertinent oil paintings of funeral scenes, children praying, and youngsters feeling isolated when in bed alone at night, the graphics are supported by inserted paragraphs of paraphrased passages of Scripture that focus on "the shadow of death" and the "comfort of the Good Shepherd." The instructions to children regarding the pain of loss are to "wait," for time does heal wounds, "pray," for God does listen to cries of anguish, "help," for others are also dealing with this loss, and "listen," because we can be avenues of comfort to others. This is a gracious, realistic, and honest book that will ease tender hearts after the loss of a friend or relative. – Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Have you ever lost a favorite toy or had to say good-bye to a friend who moved away? At times like that, we feel sad. But when someone we loved has died, we feel more than sadness. We feel grief.
This gentle book suggests ways to understand and cope with grief. Respectful and honest, this book does not diminish feelings of grief in whatever form it takes. Instead, it encourages the reader to find comfort in Jesus, our Good Shepherd, and in His promise of an eternal home.