Wm Griffith Books

William Griffith


"90% of Care Giving is just showing up."

William H. Griffith is a retired minister and former hospice chaplain having served in Phoenix AZ and Columbus Indiana. He has written three books which focus on death and dying issues. His first book "Confronting Death", now out of print, addressed the difficult issue of persons discussing death with others. "More Than a Parting Prayer: Lessons in care giving for the dying" are stories and lessons shared with him during his years of being a chaplain in Phoenix, AZ. "Tears in a Bottle: Learning how to Grieve Well", the third book in his trilogy provides stories both from his chaplaincy and from biblical stories that provide the reader a helpful insights for moving through the process of grieving well.

His last book moved from issues of grief, to the theme of leadership and discipleship. The book "8 Questions Jesus asked: Discipleship for Leaders" was a collaborative effort with Rev. Daniel Cash, pastor of First Baptist Church in Columbus, Indiana, and was created as a resource for small group ministries in the church. Griffith and Cash will have a new book released in the fall of 2018.

Griffith and his wife Lois have celebrated 55 years of marriage; have three adult children, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is an active member of First Baptist Church in Columbus, Indiana where he co-leads a "Men of Faith" study group. He holds both a Doctor of Ministry and Masters of Divinity degree and has 35 years of pastoral ministry experience.