Author : Kerry Walters
Publisher : Orbis Books
Release : 2011
Pages : 250
ISBN : 9781570759246
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : Offers guidance on dying and living through the descriptions of the lives and virtues of nine inspirational men and women, including Joseph Bernardin, Thea Bowman, Etty Hillesum, Jonathan Daniels, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Paul II, and Caryll Houselander.

Author : Rob Moll
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2013-11-21
Pages : 192
ISBN : 0830867171
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : In this well-researched and pastorally sensitive book, Rob Moll recovers the deeply Christian practice of dying well. For centuries Christians have prepared for the "good death" with particular rituals and spiritual disciplines that have directed the actions of both the living and the dying. Here Moll explores these traditions and provides insight into death and dying issues with in-person reporting and interviews with hospice workers, doctors, nurses, bioethicists, family members and spiritual caregivers

Author : Katy Butler
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2019-02-19
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9781501135316
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Self-Help

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DESCRIPTION : A reassuring and thoroughly researched guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door. The Art of Dying Well is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully to change. Packed with extraordinarily helpful insights and inspiring true stories, award-winning journalist and prominent end-of-life speaker Katy Butler shows how to thrive in later life (even when coping with a chronic medical condition), how to get the best from our health system, and how to make your own “good death” more likely. This handbook of step by step preparations—practical, communal, physical, and sometimes spiritual—will help you make the most of your remaining time, be it decades, years, or months. Butler explains how to successfully age in place, why to pick a younger doctor and how to have an honest conversation with her, when not to call 911, and how to make your death a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical event. This down-to-earth manual for living, aging, and dying with meaning and even joy is based on Butler’s own experience caring for aging parents, as well as hundreds of interviews with people who have successfully navigated a fragmented health system and helped their loved ones have good deaths. It also draws on interviews with nationally recognized experts in family medicine, palliative care, geriatrics, oncology, hospice, and other medical specialties. Inspired by the medieval death manual Ars Moriendi, or the Art of Dying, The Art of Dying Well is the definitive update for our modern age, and illuminates the path to a better end of life.

Author : Carlo Leget
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release : 2017-03-21
Pages : 216
ISBN : 9781784504915
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : Without an appropriate spiritual care model, it can be difficult to discuss existential questions about death and dying with people who are confronted with life-threatening or incurable diseases. This book offers a simple framework for interpreting existential questions with patients and helping them to cope in end-of-life situations, with illustrative examples from practice. Building on the medieval Ars moriendi tradition, the author introduces a contemporary art of dying model. It shows how to discuss existential questions in a post-Christian context, without moralising death or telling people how they should feel. Written in a straightforward manner, this is a helpful resource for chaplains and clergy, and those with no formal spiritual training, including counsellors, doctors, nurses, allied healthcare workers and other professionals who come into contact with patients in hospitals and hospices.

Author : Osho
Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
Release : 2017-06-06
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9781786781215
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Social Science

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DESCRIPTION : Why are we afraid of death? What is acceptance in the face of cancer? How do I decide whose advice to take? How to relax in the certainty of death? Ought we to tell someone when they are dying or not? Is the theory of reincarnation true? What is happening around the dying? How best to support a dying person? My young daughter is asking about death: what do I tell her? How can I celebrate death as you suggest? Osho responds to these questions and many others from those who find themselves inexplicably attracted to the subject, as well as from those who are facing imminent death and from their carers. He does not simply show how our fear of death is based on a misunderstanding of its nature; he also shows how dying is a tremendous opportunity for inner growth and how death is the most sacred of mysteries. Death is not an event but a process, and one that begins with birth. Each exhalation is a small death; each inhalation, a rebirth. When life is lived consciously and totally, death is not a catastrophe but a joyous climax.

Author : S.N. Goenka and others
Publisher : Pariyatti Publishing
Release : 2014-05-30
Pages : 180
ISBN : 9781928706359
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : This collection of writings—Mr. S.N. Goenka's explanations of the teaching of the Buddha, the Buddha’s scriptural verses, poetical stories of monks and nuns from the time of the Buddha, accounts from fellow meditators—is born of the acceptance of the truth of suffering. It contains inspiring examples of people gaining strength and a taste of freedom through their practice, and demonstrates convincingly the efficacy of the Buddha's Path, the way out of misery. These stories not only help to sustain and strengthen established Vipassana meditators in their quest, but also to encourage others searching for peace and understanding to take up the practice of getting to “know thyself” truly, on an experiential level—to develop their own wisdom.

Author : Edwidge Danticat
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Release : 2017-07-11
Pages : 160
ISBN : 9781555979690
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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DESCRIPTION : A moving reflection on a subject that touches us all, by the bestselling author of Claire of the Sea Light Edwidge Danticat’s The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other writers have approached death in their own work. “Writing has been the primary way I have tried to make sense of my losses,” Danticat notes in her introduction. “I have been writing about death for as long as I have been writing.” The book moves outward from the shock of her mother’s diagnosis and sifts through Danticat’s writing life and personal history, all the while shifting fluidly from examples that range from Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude to Toni Morrison’s Sula. The narrative, which continually circles the many incarnations of death from individual to large-scale catastrophes, culminates in a beautiful, heartrending prayer in the voice of Danticat’s mother. A moving tribute and a work of astute criticism, The Art of Death is a book that will profoundly alter all who encounter it.

Author : Sherwin B Nuland
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1994
Pages : 278
ISBN : 9780679742449
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Social Science

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DESCRIPTION : Presents a meditation and portrait of the experience of dying that elucidates the decisions that can be made to allow each person an understanding of death, as well as his or her own choice of death. Reprint. 150,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

Author : Sogyal Rinpoche
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-02-29
Pages : 464
ISBN : 9781448116959
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

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DESCRIPTION : 25th Anniversary Edition Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.

Author : Karen Speerstra
Publisher :
Release : 2014-08
Pages : 280
ISBN : 1611250234
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

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DESCRIPTION : Based on the author's own experience,The Divine Art of Dying is about how we can die well and live well up to the very end of our physical existence. Combining personal stories with solid research on palliative and hospice care, the book looks at the unique moment when a person turns toward death and examines what the dying person and their caregivers can expect. Includes spiritual insights from many sources along with references from literature, movies, and current culture.