Further Reading (Books on Transplant, Grief, etc.)
I’ve done a lot of reading to help understand the meaning of my experiences with Josh. Some, in fact many, are about reincarnation, some about healing after the loss, much about the spirituality experience that I have grown to accept and celebrate. These have been the most helpful and emotionally supportive while attempting to move forward in life and gain an understanding of why things happen as they do.
I’m not going to say any of it was easy. My life throughout the past 20-some years has been an ever-evolving process of mind and spirit. Challenging, but well worth the effort, as I have learned to accept my personal history and be grateful for all that has unfolded. Yes, all, good, bad, and everything in between because I believe there are lessons in our experiences. The challenge is just to recognize them.
I have added more books here than were listed in “Taming Josh’s Dragon”, as there have been many that influenced me, opened my mind, and that I have learned much from.
o Rosof, B., The Worst Loss, How Families Heal from the Death of a Child, Henry Hold and Company, Inc., 1994.
o Rando, T. A., Grieving: How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies, Jossey-Bass, Inc. Publishers, 1988.
o Rando, T. A., Parental Loss of a Child, Research Press Company, 1986.
o Anderson, G., Martin, J., Romanowski, P., Our Children Forever, PAR Bookworks, Ltd, 1994.
o Konigsberg, R. D., The Truth About Grief: The Myth of Its Five Stages as the New Science of Loss, Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 2011.
o Walsh, N. D., Conversations with God, an Uncommon Dialogue, Book 2, Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc., 1997.
o Van Praagh, James, Growing Up in Heaven, The Eternal Connection Between Parent and Child, HarperCollins Publishers, 2011.
o Norris, D. I., On Dragonfly Wings, A Skeptic’s Journey to Mediumship, Axis Mundi Books, 2014.
o Sylvia, Claire, with Novak, William, A Change of Heart, a Memoir, Little, Brown and Company, 1997.
o Weiss, M.D., Brian L., Many Lives, Many Masters, Simon & Schuster Inc., 1988
o Martin, Joel, Romanowski, Patricia, Love Beyond Life the Healing Power of After-Death Communications, Dell Publishing, 1997.
o Ragan, Lyn, We Need to Talk, Living With The Afterlife, HourGlass Publishing, 2014.
o Kagan, Annie, The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There’s Life After Death, Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc., 2013.
o Kelsey, Morton T., Afterlife, The Other Side of Dying, Paulist Press, 1979.