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Divine Art of Dying : How to Live Well While Dying (Paperback) (Karen Speerstra)

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The Divine Art of Dying looks at the unique moment when a person turns toward death and examines what the dying person and their caregivers can expect. Based on the author’s own current experience, it’s about how we might 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, this book identifies the decisions the dying one and his or her loved ones and friends must make. Unlike other books on dying, The Divine Art of Dying takes a broader approach than just a medical one. It is not a “case book” but rather a well integrated look at the divine art of living and dying to the fullest, that includes spiritual insights from many sources along with references from literature, movies, and current culture.
Karen Speerstra is an award-winning author. Her previous Divine Arts title Sophia: The Feminine Face of God (ISBN: 978-1611250046) won the 2013 Nautilus gold award. Written in a very readable style, The Divine Art Of Dying addresses real and common fears and the challenges of letting go and handing over a life. The book introduces new concepts to the body of writing on death and dying.
It explains the medical complexities of end-of-life choices and gives helpful advice to caregivers to the dying in every chapter.
and authentically chronicles the author’s own dying process.
Foreword by author and internationally recognized authority on hospice and palliative care Dr. Ira Byock.
The Divine Art of Dying looks at the unique moment when a person turns toward death and examines what the dying person and their caregivers can expect. Based on the author?s own current experience, it?s about how we might 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, this book identifies the decisions the dying one and his or her loved ones and friends must make. Unlike other books on dying, The Divine Art of Dying takes a broader approach than just a medical one. It is not a ?case book? but rather a well integrated look at the divine art of living and dying to the fullest, that includes spiritual insights from many sources along with references from literature, movies, and current culture.
Karen Speerstra is an award-winning author. Her previous Divine Arts title Sophia: The Feminine Face of God (ISBN: 978-1611250046) won the 2013 Nautilus gold award. Written in a very readable style, The Divine Art Of Dying addresses real and common fears and the challenges of letting go and handing over a life. The book introduces new concepts to the body of writing on death and dying.
It explains the medical complexities of end-of-life choices and gives helpful advice to caregivers to the dying in every chapter.
and authentically chronicles the author?s own dying process.
Foreword by author and internationally recognized authority on hospice and palliative care Dr. Ira Byock.
Number of Pages: 268
Genre: Social Science, Family + Relationships, Body + Mind + Spirit
Sub-Genre: Inspiration + Personal Growth, General, Death + Dying, Death + Grief + Bereavement
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Karen Speerstra
Language: English
Street Date: August 26, 2014
TCIN: 15823858
UPC: 9781611250237
Item Number (DPCI): 248-88-5061
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The most complete and practical book on death and dying I have found

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RalfTravis 3 years ago
An inspiring story and great resource. I particularly like the practical advice on how to writing advance directives, giving gifts, and creating rituals. It complements the discussions that delve deeply into the emotional complexity of the act of dying. Each chapter ends with a page dedicated to car...see moreof the reviewer's review
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