“We read to know we are not alone”

– or so the often mis-attributed saying goes.
These are some reads that have helped me, I’ve found interesting, or I think are worth a look. While everything in them may not be 100% endorsed by this blog, they are resources that I genuinely think are worth the read.
There are many books and articles on chronic illness, and so for the most part I’ve tried to keep these resources specific to Watching.
None of these links are affiliate links.


Being There – Dave Furman
When God weeps – Joni Earekson Tada & Steve Estes
A Severe Mercy – Sheldon Vanauken
Where is God when it hurts? (updated) – Philip Yancy
I’m not crazy, just a little unwell – Leigh Hatcher
The Hawk and the Dove trilogy (in particular #3) – Penelope Wilcock
The death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
The Fault in our Stars – John Green


“On his blindness” – John Milton
“God moves in a mysterious way” – William Cowper
“I measure every grief I meet” – Emily Dickinson
“Pain has an element of blank” – Emily Dickinson
“Living in the night” – Emily J. M
“You can do it” – “SpiritFingers”

Articles & Blogs

Other resources

Summary of all the times ‘sickness’ is mentioned in the Bible: Biblical Research (PDF)