Illness & Bereavement

23 DAYS A STORY OF LOVE DEATH AND GOD

$9.00

This is the story of the sudden death of Francis Bridger's wife, Renee, from cancer, with a theological reassessment of the reality of grief and loss.

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9780232525762
Publication Date: 
2015-09-14
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ABCS OF HEALTHY GRIEVING

$12.95

Nationally recognized grief educator Harold Ivan Smith brings over twenty-five years of professional experience in grief recovery to ABCs of Healthy Grieving. Seventy-two brief suggestions for healthy grieving, each two-pages in length and titled starting with a letter of the alphabet followed by an "I Can" statement, encourage those suffering the loss of a loved one to grow through grief spiritually and emotionally. One particular aspect of living with grief day-to-day is introduced with relevant quotes and short excerpts. Readers can read ABCs of Healthy Grieving cover to cover, or choose a single topic to help them through their day.

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9781594711275
Publication Date: 
2007-04-30
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ABIDING HOPE

$13.00
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9780835809597
Publication Date: 
2005-12-02
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AFFLICTION

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$12.00

To answer the troubling question, ''Why?'' Edith stresses God's empathy and applies Job and other Scripture in a personal, caring approach to physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering.

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9780801083556

AFTER DEATH

$21.95

Will anything of us survive after death? This is a central question when we ask what life means. All through history, societies and their cultures, in particular their religions and philosophies, have guided and sustained people as they have approached death and as they have mourned. A more secular society has made these comforts less accessible. Many beliefs formerly advanced with some authority and believed with some assurance have become incredible to many.After Death? offers a thought-provoking analysis of past and present beliefs for those who want to think for themselves about the greatest uncertainty of life.

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9780826449757
Publication Date: 
2001-07-31
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AFTER GOODBYE

$12.95

Tells the stories of people who have grieved over the death of a loved one, come to terms with their loss, and found a way to live again.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781561382958
Publication Date: 
1994-03-29

AFTER GOODBYE

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$10.95

Lynette Friesen shares her spiritual journey, with its struggles and challenges, through the last years of her mother's life.

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9781893732865
Publication Date: 
2005-03-31
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AFTER MISCARRIAGE

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$12.99

"After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman s Companion to Healing and Hope" is a book about grief, healing, and hope after miscarriage. Not afraid to examine the raw emotions that accompany such an experience, the author tells women that they are not alone in reacting strongly, even frighteningly, to their loss and reassures them that hope and healing will come. Having experienced multiple miscarriages herself, Karen shares excerpts from her personal journals, as well as other women s stories, rich quotes about grieving and the healing process, and practical advice. A helpful resource section includes a wide variety of information from both Catholic and secular sources."

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9780867169973
Publication Date: 
2011-12-31
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AFTER SUICIDE LOSS: COPING WITH YOUR GRIEF

$10.00

This 67-page book is written for the person whose loved one has died by suicide. With the input from 24 suicide survivors the book guides the reader through the first few days, weeks, months, year, and beyond. Includes ten stories from relatives and friends of people who've died from suicide. Appendices include Surviving Suicide Resource List, Suicide and Psychiatric Illness, and When to Seek Professional Help.

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9780963597557
Publication Date: 
2006-05-07
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AFTER THIS LIFE

$12.95

What Happens Next? Recognizing that anxiety and fear are the most common personal problems he has encountered in nearly forty years of psychological counseling, Father Benedict Groeschel knows first hand that most people prefer to avoid the issue of mortality entirely. Himself the victim of a hit-and-run accident in 2004, after which he had no vital signs for thirty minutes, Groeschel is uniquely qualified to address this subject. Father Groeschel notes that the five mysteries death, judgment, Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven are beyond our perception and complete understanding. But through a better understanding of the Christian faith we can see how consoling and uplifting these truths really are. In His parables, Jesus spoke often of death and the last judgment. This is because what happens at our moment of death is defined by what is happening to us right now. Learn to live each new day with confidence based on the mercy and love of Our Savior. Do not let your heart be troubled or afraid. In my Father's house there are many rooms]]I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:1-3

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9781592764426
Publication Date: 
2009-09-30

ALL OUR LOSSES ALL OUR GRIEFS

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$19.95

Grief as a lifelong human experience is the scope of this absorbing book. Kenneth Mitchell and Herbert Anderson explore the multiple dimensions of the problem, including the origins and dynamics of grief, loss throughout life, caring for those who grieve, and the theology of grieving. This examination is enriched by vivid illustrations and case histories of individuals whose experiences the authors have shared.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664244934
Publication Date: 
2010-06-30

AMAZING GRACE FOR THOSE WHO SUFFER

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$13.99

A compelling collection of stories of hope and healing. These true stories will make you laugh, make you cry, and show you the power of God's healing grace. Ten stories address the age-old question of why a good God would allow people to suffer and how good can come out of evil. An inspirational collection of heart-wrenching and heart-warming sagas of people who have endured great hardship and have discovered hope and healing through God's amazing grace.

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9780965922845
Publication Date: 
2002-08-31
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AMERICAN BOOK OF DYING: LESSONS IN HEALING SPIRITUAL PAIN

$19.95

How can you best support a dying friend or relative? Written for the non-professional caretaker, The American Book of Dying is an invaluable resource that offers comfort, direction, and hope for those living and those dying. Drawing from real-life experiences, the authors present a collection of nine stories, each illustrating a common archetype, as well as insightful timeless lessons gleaned from each experience.

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9781587612381
Publication Date: 
2005-02-28
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AMERICAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING

$16.99

For most people, the thought of dying or caring for a terminally ill friend or family member raises fears and questions as old as humanity: What is a good death ? What appropriate preparations should be made? How do we best support our loved ones as life draws to its close? In this nondenominational handbook, Richard F. Groves and Henriette Anne Klauser provide comfort, direction, and hope to the dying and their caregivers through nine archetypal stories that illustrate the most common end-of-life concerns. Drawing from personal experiences, the authors offer invaluable guidance on easing emotional pain and navigating this difficult final passage.
With a compelling new preface, this edition also features an overview of the hospice movement; a survey of Celtic, Tibetan, Egyptian, and other historic perspectives on the sacred art of dying; as well as various therapies, techniques, and rituals to alleviate suffering, stimulate reflection, and strengthen interpersonal bonds. The American Book of Living and Dying gives us courage to trust our deepest instincts, and reminds us that by telling the stories of those who have passed, we remember, honor, and continue to learn from them."

ISBN/SKU: 
9781587613500
Publication Date: 
2009-08-17
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AN ARMY IN HEAVEN

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$12.95

What do people see as death approaches? What will Heaven be like? What will Hell be like? An Army In Heaven records the deathbed visions of hospice patients, as well as those in a critical care setting who have died and then returned to describe their experience on the other side. Read about their accounts of Heaven and Hell, their visions of loved ones who have long traversed to the other side. Compassionate and compelling, this book retells their experiences. Their accounts are moving, edifying and sometimes disturbing, as cases of terrible abuse, neglect and even the demonic are also witnessed. Written by the nurse assigned to their care, An Army In Heaven is a compilation of their stories, what they saw on the other side and what they see as the veil thins during the dying process. It will change how you view life and most importantly, how you view death.

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9781682131824
Publication Date: 
2016-03-02
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AND A CHILD WILL LEAD

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$7.95
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9781878718860
Publication Date: 
2003-11-30
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AND THEN MARK DIED

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$12.00

In 23 letters written after the death of her son, the author describes her pain, exhaustion, guilt and despair. She also draws upon the hope and grace and promise that are the gifts of the Christian Church. The letters, written to family, friends, and members of her congregation, are informed by doctrines of the church, scripture and the wisdom of foremothers and forefathers of the faith. The letters engage with, and sometimes quarrel with, those resources or interpretation of them. It is this well-grounded theological reflection and the shared experience of faith tested and made stronger in the terrible fire of grief which sets this book apart. NOTE: Two of these letters were published in Circuit Rider (March/April 2001). The response was very positive among readers, including Martin Marty who picked up a long quote in his popular publication Context.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687066506
Publication Date: 
2003-01-31
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AND YOU VISITED ME-CARE OF SIC

$21.95

"Extreme unction" and "last rites" are no longer a part of the Church's ministry to the sick and dying, according to Father Charles Gusmer. Today, communal celebration frames sacramental experience. In the rites for the sick and dying, this experience is the paschal mystery-working in the life of the seriously ill Christian in the community. Priests, deacons, and students of liturgy will find this work a sourcebook for understanding the development of the rites and a guide in the ritual praxis. Suggestions for ministerial implementation are made in the context of information now available from liturgical scholarship and modern scientific research on sickness and death.

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9780814660614
Publication Date: 
1983-12-31
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ANGEL BEHIND THE ROCKING CHAIR

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$14.99

After the loss of her first baby and the birth of a fourth child with Down Syndrome, Pam Vredevelt felt that she had fallen from God's grasp. As she was soon to discover, however, God was just beginning to hold her tight and lead the way out of her endless pit of despair. With humor and touching insight, Pam unveils her struggle to emerge from darkness into the light in this paperback release of her popular work. Many have been touched by the same anguish; Pam shares their stories and how the supernatural touch of God sustained them through the darkest days of life.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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9781576732502

ANGEL HUGS FOR CANCER PATIENTS

$12.99

Even though the body may be sick, cancer can never destroy the spirit. In these thirty-one reflections, LaDonna Meinders-herself a cancer patient-shares the scriptures, stories, and experiences that have given her strength and transformed her life through this most difficult time. She shows us that we need to care for our spirit, as well as our body, that we can find and give comfort in the simplest forms, and that there is something to be grateful for in every day. Each reflection offers a scripture passage of solace and guidance, stories and thoughts of encouragement and spiritual growth, an inspiring quote, and a prayer.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780827200289
Publication Date: 
2003-12-31
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ANGUISH OF LOSS

$14.95

A touching exploration of bereavement through sculpture and poetry. Sculptor Julie Fritsch shares her heartache and recovery after the death of her son through her clay sculptures and the accompanying prose.

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9780960945658
Publication Date: 
1988-10-31
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APPRENTICED TO HOPE: A SOURCEBOOK FOR DIFFICULT TIMES

$14.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806657646
Publication Date: 
2010-03-01

ART OF CARING FOR THE SICK GUIDLINES FOR CREATIVE MINISTRY

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$14.95

Offers perspectives through which readers can have a better understanding of the complex world of health, suffering, dying and death. The author treats of prevention, care and rehabilitation all within a Christian and biblical context. The content is developed in the form of a workbook, with exercises, pastoral dialogues to analyze and case studies.

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9780818913570
Publication Date: 
2013-09-30
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ART OF DYING

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$16.95

A new book to help the dying, their loved ones and their health care workers better understand the dying process and to come to terms with death itself.

The Art of Dying is a contemporary version of the medieval Ars Moriendi-a manual on how to achieve a good death. Peter Fenwick is an eminent neuropsychiatrist, academic and expert on disorders of the brain. His most compelling and provocative research has been into the end of life phenomena, including near-death experiences and deathbed visions of the dying person, as well as the experiences of hospice and palliative care workers and relatives of dying people. Dr. Fenwick believes that consciousness may be independent of the brain and so able to survive the death of the brain, a theory which has divided the scientific community. The "problem with death" is deeply rooted in our culture and the social organization of death rituals. Fenwick believes that with serious engagement and through further investigation of these phenomena, he can help change attitudes so that we in the West can face up to death, and embrace it as a significant and sacred part of life. We have become used to believing that we have to shield each other from the idea of death. Fear of death means we view it as something to be fought every step of the way.

Aimed at a broad popular readership, The Art of Dying looks at how other cultures have dealt with death and the dying process (The Tibetan "death system," Swedenborg, etc.) and compares this with phenomena reported through recent scientific research. It describes too the experiences of health care workers who are involved with end of life issues who feel that they need a better understanding of the dying process, and more training in how to help their patients die well by overcoming the common barriers to a good death, such as unfinished business and unresolved emotions of guilt or hate.

From descriptions of the phenomena encountered by the dying and those around them, to mapping out ways in which we can die a "good death," this book is an excellent basis for helping people come to terms with death.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780826499233
Publication Date: 
2008-08-25
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ART OF DYING

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$16.00

How now shall we die? Death will come to us all, but most of us live our lives as if death does not exist. People are living longer than ever, and medicine has made dying more complicated, more drawn out and more removed from the experience of most people. Death is partitioned off to hospital rooms, separated from our daily lives. Most of us find ourselves at a loss when death approaches. We don't know how to die well. 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. In this well-researched and pastorally sensitive book, Moll provides insight into death and dying issues with in-person reporting and interviews with hospice workers, doctors, nurses, bioethicists, family members and spiritual caregivers. He weighs in on bioethical and medical issues and gives guidance for those who care for the dying as well as for those who grieve. This book is a gentle companion for all who face death, whether one's own or that of a loved one. Christians can have confidence that because death is not the end, preparing to die helps us truly live.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780830837366
Publication Date: 
2010-04-30
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