We highly recommend the following books for parents seeking Biblical encouragement following the death of an infant or young child:

  • Randy Alcorn, If God is Good; Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil (Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah, 2009).
  • James W. Bruce III, From Grief to Glory; Spiritual Journeys of Mourning Parents (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2002).
  • Jehu Thomas Burton, Trusting God through Tears (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2000). L.B. Cowman, edited by Jim Reimann, Streams in the Desert (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997).
  • Joni Eareckson Tada and Steven Estes, When God Weeps: Why Our Sufferings Matter to the Almighty (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997).
  • Nancy Guthrie, Holding on to Hope (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 2002).
  • Nancy Guthrie, The One Year Book of Hope (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 2005).
  • David and Nancy Guthrie, When Your Family's Lost a Loved One (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 2008).
  • C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed (New York, NY: Harper Collins, 1961, restored 1996).
  • John MacArthur, Safe in the Arms of Jesus (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2003).
  • John Piper and Justin Taylor, editors, Suffering and the Sovereignty of God (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2006).
  • Jerry Sittser, A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1995).
  • Jonathan Gibson, The Moon is Always Round (Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, 2019).
  • Cameron Cole, Therefore I Have Hope: 12 Truths that Comfort, Sustain and Redeem in Tragedy (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2018).
  • Timothy Keller, Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering (New York, NY: Dutton, 2013).


The following websites provide Biblical hope and encouragement to families grieving the death of a child: