Book Review | Chicken Soup for the Soul Grieving and Recovery

Title: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery: 101 Inspirational and Comforting Stories about Surviving the Loss of a Loved One

Authors: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Amy Newmark

About the Book:

101 Inspirational and Comforting Stories about Surviving the Loss of a Loved One

Grieving is a process everyone goes through in their own way. It often feels overwhelming and as if the sorrow will never end. While the hurt and sadness never completely fade, it eases with time. This collection of emotional and inspirational stories will provide comfort and peace to those mourning the loss of someone close. Others who have lost a loved one share their stories of what helped, offering guidance and support. With its stories of regaining strength, appreciating life, coping, and faith, this book will help ease the journey to healing.

My Review:

This was a tough one for me to read because of the subject matter. My heart broke when I read the stories of real people who have experienced true loss. I found myself bawling for some of the stories especially the ones of sudden loss.  People losing a parent, spouse, sibling and children, I felt very vulnerable reading this as it was a reminder of just how fragile life is.

I now have a better awareness as well as an appreciation for life and I want to cherish every moment I can with the ones I love. It reminded me that life is too short for negativity and fighting over petty things. I recommend this book if you have experienced loss and want to read stories of hope and recovery from people who have been there. However, I suggest having a box of Kleenex nearby…

*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions based only on my experiences wtih the product.*


Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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