Book Club

Faith & Grief Book Club

Join us as we read suggested books about grief.
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More to Life than More
by Alan Pesky

October 2021 Recommended Book Selection

At the age of thirty, just as everything was falling into place for him, Lee Pesky died of brain cancer. For his father, Alan, grief came with the realization that he had lost the chance to love Lee as he was—not as he wanted him to be. Ambitious, successful, and always striving for more, Alan had a hard time relating to a son who struggled with learning disabilities at a time when there was little understanding or help for kids who had them. Their relationship was complicated, and now, Lee was gone.

Future Widow
by Jenny Lisk

In Future Widow, Jenny goes behind the scenes of her journey through those tumultuous and heartbreaking months. She reflects on the community who showed her how to be an ally in a crisis, her search for guides on how to parent grieving children, and the dual reality of having to choose–and getting to choose–what her future will look like.
Through it all, she grapples with this fundamental question:

Do I have what it takes to help my young family survive my husband’s terminal illness?

Previous Book Club Selections

No Winter Lasts Forever by Fran Shelton
Refined by Fire by Mary Potter Kenyon
Black Widow by Leslie Gray Streeter
You Can’t Do It Alone by Maria Quiban Whitesell
beautiful and terrible things by Christian M.M. Brady
Traveling Solo but Never Alone by Bill Harrison
Widowish by Melissa Gould
Passed & Present by Allison Gilbert
The Beauty of What Remains by Steve Leder
Only Spring by Gordon Livingston