Recommended Reading

Gentle Shepherd hospice is a hospice serving Roanoke, VA and Lynchburg, VA.

We hope you will find these books helpful, encouraging, and uplifting.

Stages of Senior Care

By: Paul & Lori Hogan

Through a Season of Grief

By: Bill Dunn & Kathy Leonard

Streams in the Desert

By: L. B. Cowman

Jesus Calling

By: Sarah Young

Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition

By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, & Amy Newmark

Twice Blessed

By: Laura Sowers


By: Max Lucado

Mom Tell Me Your Story

By: Ana Davis

Dad, Share Your Life With Me

By: Kathleen Lashier

Life Together

By: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Cost of Discipleship

By: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Growing in Christ

By: J. I. Packer

The Four Loves

By: C. S. Lewis

Final Gifts

By: Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley

Death: The Final Stage of Growth

By: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.

On Death and Dying

By: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D.

The Mourner’s Book of Faith

By: Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Finding The Words

By: Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Grief One Day at a Time

By: Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

A Grief Observed

By: C. S. Lewis

Good Grief

By: Granger E. Westberg

Experiencing Grief

By: H. Norman Wright

Living with Grief: Who We Are, How We Grieve

By: Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D.

Living With Grief When Illness Is Prolonged

By: Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D.

Motherless Daughters

By: Hope Edelman