Grief Survival Guide Helping Mourners and Caregivers

Thanks to those who have given continuing support to this blog and my book Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise.  After two years sales, the book continues to be a best seller online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other bookseller sites (including sites in the UK and India).My goal for readers of Love Never Dies  is to lighten their load of loss due to the death of a significant person in their life.  The book’s message is that grief is overflowing love for a person no longer physically present and that mourning in healthy ways honors the valuable life of your loved one.

Thanks, readers,  for the great reviews posted:

Excellent book for mourners and grief counselors

Sue Rafferty, VNA Dallas Bereavement Coordinator

Larry Barber’s book Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise is a treasure-trove of practical suggestions and sound wisdom about coping with grief.  Larry’s wife and youngest daughter died in a tragic car accident in 1993.  Since that time, he has become a well-respected minister, counselor, and thanatologist who has helped many adults and children in the Dallas area.  He shares insights from his personal experience of loss, from what he has learned from helping others, and from his professional training. Larry’s book is an excellent resource for the bereaved and those who companion them through the grief journey.

One of the best tools for a griever

As a pastor who walks with many people who are grieving, I am always looking for resources I can recommend for one to read. Most grieving people find it difficult to read something overly clinical or theoretical and unfortunately, many of the grief books on the market fall into those categories. Larry Barber has written an outstanding book that is filled with practical and truthful principles that he learned from his own grief journey and from the hundreds of people he has counseled and walked with over many years.  I find his approach and philosophy very refreshing and encouraging. Our church has purchased many of these books over the last few months to give to those needing our bereavement care. Their feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! I also recommend this as a guide for those wishing to help a grieving friend or family member.  You will find this book will give you an insight to the grief journey that will be instrumental to ministering or helping anyone who is grieving.  – Dale Williams

This guy gets it!!!, )

As a hospice chaplain, I have been given more books than I care to count on the subject of grief. Unfortunately, so many of them are filled (with) impractical advice that does not touch the real issues in grief. Larry Barber gets it, he has been there, but  equally important, his book helps you get it as well.. I have  given this book to about 20 of my families and without exception, they tell me how much the book has meant to them in their  grief journey. This is the one book on grief I consistently recommend.


Larry Barber’s book provides extraordinary insight that gives the bereaved person permission to experience and express a full range of emotions associated with grief. He recognizes the unique emotional bond between a loved one and the person who died and givers the reader assurance that such a bond can continue. When Larry explains how relationships change but do not end, he reveals the possibilities of finding hope and purpose in moving forward.  He leads his reader through the process of healing grief through healthy concepts and common sense explanations of how to deal with self-doubt. With humility, Larry integrates his own journey through grief and his faith system that didn’t fail in his time of need. Nan Zastrow, Founder Wings-a Grief Education Ministry (©1993)

Written by Larry M. Barber, LPC-S, CT author of the grief survival guide “Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief with Hope and Promise”  available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or

The grief survival guide is also available in Spanish as “El Amor Nunica Muere: Aceptando el Dolor con Esperanza y Promesa” on

Larry is the director of GriefWorks, a free grief support program for children and their families in Dallas TX