Introduction

I created this page knowing that if people clicked on it, there would be a chance you feel suicidal or grieving someone who’s committed suicide (plenty of other scenarios). For the Christian the desire is always to live, and you are worth more to people than a suicide. Trust me, I was once in those shoes, I got lucky, not everyone does. See below for some helpful resources and books. 

Scripture teaches that, from the moment a person truly commits themselves in allegiance to Christ, they are guaranteed eternal life (John 3:16). According to the Bible, Christians can know beyond any doubt that they possess eternal life (1 John 5:13). Nothing can separate a Christian from God’s love (Romans 8:38-39). No “created thing” can separate a Christian from God’s love, and even a Christian who commits suicide is a “created thing”; therefore, not even suicide can separate a Christian from God’s love. Jesus died for all of our sins, and if a true Christian, in a time of spiritual attack and weakness, commits suicide, his sin is still covered by the blood of Christ. 

Video

Watch/listen to these hand-selected talks, Q&A’s and training videos.

Essential Books

Some books to help you understand the topic in greater depth.

Do real Christians commit suicide? Yes, they do. And for those left behind, the journey following such a tragedy is unbearably painful. Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love is a compassionate and practical guide that addresses the intensely personal issues of survivors of suicide (SOS). This gentle and faith-affirming resource helps survivors know what to expect, especially during the first year following a suicide. It includes personal stories of survivors and suggestions on how to move beyond survival to live life again. (amazon)

Level: Beginner

Gleason deals with common questions, such as: “Is suicide unforgivable?” “What about self-sacrificial acts?” “How does suicide relate to euthanasia?” “Is it permissible to terminate medical care?” and many others. Anyone who takes up this volume will be helped, encouraged, and better prepared for having done so. (amazon)

Level: Beginner

After his father’s death by suicide, Al Hsu wrestled with intense emotional and theological questions. Without pretending there are any easy answers, Hsu draws on his Christian faith to point suicide survivors to the God who offers comfort in our grief and hope for the future. (amazon)

Level: Beginner

Written by a survivor of rape, abuse, kidnap, chronic illness, poverty and many suicide attempts, it is saving lives across the globe. Suicidal Christians is a tapestry of gripping, graphic personal stories, poignant allegories, prayers between God and man and inspired practical advice. It is not only written to those who have lost the will to live, but also for anyone suffering depression, addiction, stress, chronic pain, PTSD, relationship difficulties, phobias and fears, and the aftermath of rape and abuse. It is for heartbroken people everywhere. In this exhilarating, moving and uplifting work, an appraised author lays bare the depths of her struggles. (amazon)

Level: Beginner

Audible Books

Listen to books on the go or use as a companion while you read!

Do real Christians commit suicide? Yes, they do. And for those left behind, the journey following such a tragedy is unbearably painful. Finding Your Way after the Suicide of Someone You Love is a compassionate and practical guide that addresses the intensely personal issues of survivors of suicide (SOS). This gentle and faith-affirming resource helps survivors know what to expect, especially during the first year following a suicide. It includes personal stories of survivors and suggestions on how to move beyond survival to live life again. (amazon)

Level: Beginner

Miscellaneous

Other helpful resources to help you on your way