(Orange, Texas)

April 7, 2013

Book gives guide for parents, children

Dawn Burleigh
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Helping Hurting Children, written by Martha Fairchild Bush of Orange, is a guide for parents and children as they progress through the journey of healing.

Bush is a member of The Orange County Christian Writers Guild.

The two books work together to help children and adults find answers to death, divorce, parental imprisonment, loss of a family pet and more with the aid of Bible stories, activities and other suggestions to guide one through the process.

The books are designed to be used together to aid the family. There is a Children’s Workbook and an Adult’s Reference Guide. The illustrations are by Mel LeCompte, Jr.

The books were inspired by the teachings on The Grieving Process by the late Melba Berkheimer, wife of David Berkheimer, former pastor of Community Christian Church located at 3400 Martin Luther King Jr Drive in Orange

Bush used Berkheimer’s principals as a guide throughout the books.

The children’s workbook is 167 pages and the adult reference book is 51 pages. Both books are published by Westbrow Press in 2013.

The books are available at or