David Knapp’s International Best Selling book, I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY: Being a Better Friend to Those Who Experience Loss, is available as a Kindle and as a paperback from Amazon.  Click Here to Pick Up  Your Copy. 



We’ve been getting some great reviews from those who had a chance to read it before it is released.

” David Knapp hits a nerve with his book, “I didn’t know what to say.” Whether you’ve been there or not, the loss of a loved one is never easy, whether it is a lengthy process or a shocking event (I’ve had the dubious perception that if death was anticipated, then the loss was not nearly as devastating). David takes a candid and vulnerable walk through all the dynamics of grief and loss. He speaks from an uneasy vantage point, when it comes to the death of loved ones. His personal journey is one that we all can learn from. Sadly, grief can be experienced with the loss of pets, job loss, and divorce as well. In each situation, we need to know what to say, as well as what not to say. David’s book will give all of us fresh insight in dealing with our own mortality and the mortality of others.” 

STEVE Vandegriff, Ed.D. ’12
ProfessorChristian Leadership and Church Ministries;  LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, Lynchburg, Va


Your Book Will Bring Healing and Comfort to Many Hearts

“Congratulations! I really enjoyed your book, David. It is a wonderful, heartfelt, helpful book. Thank you for guiding us to the most loving and helpful ways to comfort our family and friends in their times of grief. It is refreshing to see acknowledgment that grief should not have to be hidden or suffered alone and there is no set time limit working through the sadness and pain of grief. You show us grieving is a journey that can become bearable with time and with the help of family and friends. David you give hope, and you are an example to all, that the joy of life will return. Your book will bring healing and comfort to many hearts.”

Sincerely, Martha

Great Comfort Aid

“If you’re ever at a loss for words or actions with which to comfort a grieving friend or relative, here’s the answer for you. Regardless of their age or the loss they have suffered, David offers heartfelt responses for your consideration in all kinds of awkward instances. He knows what helps because he has experienced incredible losses and grown from them.”


We Would Not So Often Fail Our Friends and Loved Ones Who Are Living Through a Season of Grief

“So much of what David Knapp writes about in I Didn’t Know What to Say should be intuitive—but it isn’t. If it were, we would not so often fail our friends and loved ones who are living through a season of grief. This book will sharpen your intuition, give you new skills, or strengthen ones you already have, and help you to be a far better people-helper. It’s practical and to-the-point, and you’ll be glad you read it.”

Rhonda Brown

This book is a compilation of life experiences David has faced to get where he is today.  He skillfully communicates to us the words to use to truly give comfort to those suffering from grief.

We are so excited with its progress and hope you will opt in to our email campaign where we will keep you informed of the launch date.  We will also supply you excerpts from the book chapter.dsc_1069