Lament for a Son. This may be the best book I’ve read on grief. The author, a Divinity Professor at Yale University, writes about his own grief at the accidental death of his son. The book is not a how-to-grieve type of book, which abound and which are not always helpful. Instead, in a very real, vulnerable way, he invites the reader into his own experience, his own loss, his own emotions. In doing so, he is able to articulate what many other grief stricken parents surely feel. And, in a rather indirect way, this book certainly will educate and inform anyone desiring to help a friend or relative who is mourning. The author’s faith clearly is part of his own healing, but he presents a real, mature faith, not trite, simplistic piety.