[A] courageous and welcome addition to the end-of-life genre, and an intellectually rich and passionately intimate exploration of dying. A valuable resource; this book brims with wisdom and grace. - Publishers Weekly "The Divine Art of Dying" is a magnificent achievement. Beautifully written, it is a moving and inspiring book about taking control of your life as it starts to come to a close. Will Schwalbe, author of the New York Times bestselling "The End of Your Life Book Club" This book is like wise hands extended to those dealing with death. Speerstra shares the skillful means and open heart necessary to survive the common miracle of death with a grace we might call divine. Stephen and Ondrea Levine, authors of "Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying" This is a profound and practical guide to the art of living well while dying and of helping others do the same. Both authors are compassionate and skillful guides into another country. Mary Pipher, author of "Another Country" and "The Green Boat" Fortunately, one can now take life s final exam with an open book and the answer to mortality s question can be found within the pages of The Divine Art of Dying. How then shall we live? Fully, Intentionally, Attentively, Lovingly. Ira Byock, MD, bestselling author of "Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life" This incredibly eyes-wide-open comforting and informative and inspiring guidebook recasts anticipation of imminent death into an awakened celebration of life for the dying person and her or his companions. I feel the wiser for having read it. An important book for everyone in the family of life! Sylvia Boorstein, author of "Happiness is An Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life" "
The most complete and practical book on death and dying I have found
5 out of 5 stars
RalfTravis - 5 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 caregivers, where loving, helpful tips are shared for easing the transition between life and death. A treasure for anyone continuing to seek compassionate voices on living and dying well.