Black Woman Grief: A Guide to Hope and Wholeness, By Natasha Smith
Black Woman Grief
  • Length: 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.5 in
  • Published: February 25, 2025
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: A0964
  • ISBN: 9781514009642

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Dear Black woman, you are not alone.

God has not disregarded your pain and suffering. God sees you. God knows you. God understands.

In Black Woman Grief, Natasha Smith unearths a painful reality that is tangled within our nation’s roots and DNA: trauma, loss, and grief are embedded in the lived experience of the Black woman in the United States. Smith talks about grief that is specifically applicable to Black women, providing them with affirmation and a safe place to exhale. Yet, amid a broken world and broken systems that have weighed down Black women for generations, Smith reminds us that there is hope because the kingdom of God is at hand. In Black Woman Grief, Natasha Smith

  • Takes us readers through narrative and biblical truths,
  • Provides a space made by and for Black women to be seen and understood by God, and
  • Encourages Black women to live a God-filled life in a grief-filled world.


1. Strong Black Woman
2. Worthy of Love
3. Representation Matters
4. Enough Is Enough
5. Courageous Faith
6. This Is Freedom
7. Unhinged Healing
8. Rest as Resistance
9. The Softer Life
10. Hope Matters
11. Faith Marches On
12. Healing and Wholeness



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Natasha Smith

Natasha Smith is a grief advocate, speaker, and podcast host. She is the author of Can You Just Sit with Me? Healthy Grieving for the Losses of Life. Her work has appeared in Guideposts, Propel Women, Influence magazine, her.BIBLE, and elsewhere. She and her husband, Clinton, have four children and live near Raleigh, North Carolina. You can find her online at