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Death and Dying

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  • Art Of Dying (Expanded)

    $18.00

    Christians can have confidence that because death is not the end, preparing to die helps us truly live. In this well-researched and pastorally sensitive book, Rob Moll explores the Christian practice of dying well, giving guidance for those who care for the dying as well as for those who grieve. This expanded edition includes a new afterword by Rob’s wife Clarissa reflecting on his life, death, and legacy.

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  • Experiencing The Fathers Embrace Through Loss And Grief

    $16.99

    Run to the Father when your world feels like it’s falling apart.

    Loss impacts everyone. At some point, every human being will walk through the valley of the shadow of death. In the midst of their darkest time, the last thing a grieving person needs is an explanation of what they should feel or a trite response to their deepest questions.

    More than anything, during times of loss, people need to experience the loving embrace of their Heavenly Father.

    Bestselling author and internationally-recognized teacher on the Father Heart of God, Trisha Frost transparently shares her own journey following the death of her husband, Jack Frost. With tenderness and care, Trisha walks the reader through the valley of death’s shadow into the comforting embrace of Father God.

    If you or someone you love has suffered loss, Experiencing the Father’s Embrace in Loss, Grief, and Mourning will be an indispensable resource and a deep comfort through the sorrow.

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  • Lights For The Path

    $20.99

    Bringing together stories of loss, advice from doctors, counsellors, authors and others as well as Madeleine’s own experience, this book offers practical tips and incredible comfort, telling readers everywhere: you are not alone, and you will find your way.

    Madeleine was nine when she first realised that people could die; she was reading a book where the character lost a parent. Little did she know then that her own mother would die just three years later, changing her world forever. Over 20 years later, she can still remember the loneliness that surrounded her. It’s what prompted her to write this book: a guide for coping with the loss of a loved one. Bringing together stories of loss, advice from doctors, counsellors, authors and others as well as Madeleine’s own experience, this book offers practical tips and incredible comfort, telling readers everywhere: you are not alone, and you will find your way.

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  • Lost Art Of Dying (Large Type)

    $28.99

    A Columbia University physician inspires us to rethink death and offers insights on how we can learn to embrace the art of dying well in this wise, clear-eyed book that is as compelling and soulful as Being Mortal, When Breath Becomes Air, and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.

    As a specialist in both medical ethics and the treatment of older patients, Dr. Lydia Dugdale knows a great deal about the end of life. Far too many of us die poorly, she argues. Our culture has overly medicalized death: dying is often institutional and sterile, prolonged by unnecessary resuscitations and other intrusive interventions. We are not going gently into that good night–our reliance on modern medicine can actually prolong suffering and strip us of our dignity. Yet our lives do not have to end this way.

    Centuries ago, in the wake of the Black Plague, a text was published offering advice to help the living prepare for a good death. Written during the late Middle Ages, Ars moriendi–The Art of Dying–made clear that to die well, one first had to live well. When Dugdale discovered this Medieval book, it was a revelation. Inspired by its holistic approach to the final stage we must all one day face, she draws from this forgotten work, combining its wisdom with the knowledge she has gleaned from her long medical career. The Lost Art of Dying is filled with much-needed insight and thoughtful guidance that will change our perceptions. Dr. Dugdale offers a hopeful perspective on death and dying as she shows us how to adapt the wisdom from the past to our lives today.

    Part of living well means preparing for the end, Dr. Dugdale reminds us. By recovering our sense of finitude, confronting our fears, accepting how our bodies age, developing meaningful rituals, and involving our communities in end-of-life care, we can discover what it means to both live and die well.

    Illustrated with 10 black-and-white drawings throughout, The Lost Art of Dying Well is a vital, affecting book that reconsiders death, death culture, and how we can transform how we live each day, including our last.

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  • Lost Art Of Dying

    $27.99

    A Columbia University physician inspires us to rethink death and offers insights on how we can learn to embrace the art of dying well in this wise, clear-eyed book that is as compelling and soulful as Being Mortal, When Breath Becomes Air, and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.

    As a specialist in both medical ethics and the treatment of older patients, Dr. Lydia Dugdale knows a great deal about the end of life. Far too many of us die poorly, she argues. Our culture has overly medicalized death: dying is often institutional and sterile, prolonged by unnecessary resuscitations and other intrusive interventions. We are not going gently into that good night–our reliance on modern medicine can actually prolong suffering and strip us of our dignity. Yet our lives do not have to end this way.

    Centuries ago, in the wake of the Black Plague, a text was published offering advice to help the living prepare for a good death. Written during the late Middle Ages, Ars moriendi–The Art of Dying–made clear that to die well, one first had to live well. When Dugdale discovered this Medieval book, it was a revelation. Inspired by its holistic approach to the final stage we must all one day face, she draws from this forgotten work, combining its wisdom with the knowledge she has gleaned from her long medical career. The Lost Art of Dying is filled with much-needed insight and thoughtful guidance that will change our perceptions. Dr. Dugdale offers a hopeful perspective on death and dying as she shows us how to adapt the wisdom from the past to our lives today.

    Part of living well means preparing for the end, Dr. Dugdale reminds us. By recovering our sense of finitude, confronting our fears, accepting how our bodies age, developing meaningful rituals, and involving our communities in end-of-life care, we can discover what it means to both live and die well.

    Illustrated with 10 black-and-white drawings throughout, The Lost Art of Dying Well is a vital, affecting book that reconsiders death, death culture, and how we can transform how we live each day, including our last.

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  • Shaped By Suffering

    $18.00

    Suffering comes to us all. But Christians today are often not prepared to suffer well and have a short-sighted view of pain and trials. In this book Ken Boa shows how God uses suffering to shape his children for eternity and to grow them in Christlike character. The nature of our affliction is not as important as our response to it, and God is at work through our hardships and wants to use them to prepare us for eternal life.

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  • Glorious Puzzle : A Personal Experience Of The Sovereignty Of God

    $18.99

    Your loss and brokenness could turn into a doorway of discovering how much the sovereign God cares about you. That’s exactly what Mary experienced in grief when her youngest son died as a result of injuries from a car accident. The tragedy led her to review God’s actions in her life in prior experiences, which enabled her to trust in His demonstration of lovingkindness in the grief the family and community experienced.

    God is the divine Puzzle Maker, putting the pieces of our lives in place, one by one. He is a sovereign God who has the power to plan our lives for His glorious purpose. As we look for evidences of His care and tenderness in very difficult experiences of life as well in the good times, we are drawn in a close love relationship to this awesome God. Grief and loss can be an opportunity to draw us nearer to God.

    Glorious Puzzle is the account of Mary learning to trust and love God deeply through her experiences of infertility, miscarriage, adoption of a special needs child, career changes, the mental illness and incarceration of her oldest son and the death of her youngest son. Her account challenges us to open our eyes to see God’s hand at work in our hard times and then give Him the honor and praise. It is a story of putting Proverbs 3:5 & 6 into action in everyday life and in times of trial. As God is acknowledged, He frees us to experience joy, draw near to Him, and feel His awesome love for us, and we can respond in grateful service.

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. (ESV)

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  • Dessert First : Preparing For Death While Savoring Life

    $16.99

    What if we embraced death as a meaningful destination on the journey, rather than a dreaded landmark? How would that change the way we think about death, dying and grief … and how we live, now?

    In the year she served as a chaplain in a hospital death ward, Dana Trent accompanied more than 200 people – and their families – on their passage from life to death. Dessert First gathers those stories and lessons, as well as others learned from the year she spent with her own dying mom, to illuminate the complexity of death and grief, and how we all might better prepare for a good death. Dessert First is a deeply personal, touching, and sometimes even humorous look at death and dying, and the ways we cope and create meaning for the inevitable end of life. Final chapters include religious, spiritual, practical, and legal resources for the reader and their loved ones.

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  • Near The Exit

    $17.00

    After her brother died unexpectedly and her mother moved into a dementia-care facility, spiritual travel writer and Episcopal deacon Lori Erickson felt called to a new quest: to face death head on, with the eye of a tourist and the heart of a pastor. Blending memoir, spirituality, and travel, Near the Exit examines how cultures confront and have confronted death, from Egypt’s Valley of the Kings and Mayan temples, to a Colorado cremation pyre and Day of the Dead celebrations, to Maori settlements and tourist-destination graveyards. Erickson reflects on mortality–the ways we avoid it, the ways we cope with it, and the ways life is made more precious by accepting it–in places as far away as New Zealand and as close as the nursing home up the street. Throughout her personal journey and her travels, Erickson helps us to see that one of the most life-affirming things we can do is to invite death along for the ride.

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  • In The Mysterys Shadow

    $14.95

    As our lifespans continue to grow longer, millions of people every year spend time caring for the elderly and dying-some as professionals, some as volunteers, and some through their loving but demanding care for parents, spouses, or other family members or friends.

    In her book In the Mystery’s Shadow, Susan Swetnam draws on her experience serving thousands of ill and dying clients, often in hospice programs, as a certified massage therapist-and also on her experience of caring for her own husband, who died young of cancer. She explains how this sometimes difficult work offers not just the fulfillment of giving comfort to people who need it, but also moments of breathtaking wonder, moments that hint at the untold complexity of being human and affirm our sacred connections with each other. She writes of the hard lessons caregivers learn about themselves, while at the same time knowing the strange and humbling sense of being used in the service of God’s love. Insightfully connecting end-of-life care with the liturgical year, Swetnam invites those who care for the sick and dying, whether professional or volunteer, to stay awake to the sacred implications of their labors.

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  • Whence And Whither

    $18.00

    From one of our most gifted writers and thinkers about death and the meaning of living comes a collection of writings about what comes next. Thomas Lynch, funeral director, poet, and author of the National Book Award finalist The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade, has an uncanny knack for writing about death in ways that are never morbid, always thoughtful, often humorous, and quite moving. From his account of riding in the hearse at the funeral of poet laureate Seamus Heaney, to his recounting of the funeral for a young child in the 1800s, to his compelling essay about his own mortality, Lynch always finds ways to make sense of senseless things, as he ponders what will come next.

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  • Buried Dreams : From Devastating Loss To Unimaginable Hope

    $16.99

    At 20 weeks pregnant, Lindsey Dennis and her husband were told the child she was carrying would not live due to a fatal diagnosis. Later, in another stunning blow, they were told the same news with her second pregnancy. They chose to celebrate both lives alongside a community, both local and online, of hundreds of thousands as she carried each child to term only to bury them 14 months apart from each other. Through the crushing of their hopes and dreams, they came to know the kind of resurrection hope that can rise from the grave. This experience of infant loss revealed to Dennis how sorrow and suffering are instruments in the hands of God to forge in us a greater joy and hope than one can ever know. This kind of joy can only be discovered when we walk through the deep pain of burying our most precious dreams. Buried Dreams offers an uplifting perspective, sharing how devastating loss of personal dreams can give way to unimaginable hope and how death can give way to life. Framing her own story of staggering loss and soaring hope with biblical perspective, Dennis highlights that we can never plan for the unexpected turns of this life that sometimes lead to great personal suffering, but we can reach for the One who is there with us in the loss.

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  • Grandpas Tent

    $12.00

    Written by two Episcopal priests-and mothers-Grandpa’s Tent is a companion for children and families as they experience death, perhaps for the first time. The book explains what the Bible says about death-and life after death-and walks gently and honestly through the process of saying goodbye, attending the funeral, and grieving a loved one. The book also includes helpful talking points for adults to discuss death with children.

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  • Making Faithful Decisions At The End Of Life

    $15.00

    By exploring the ethics of resisting and accepting death from a Christian perspective, Nancy Duff encourages Christians to talk about death in the context of Christian faith. Making Faithful Decisions at the End of Life helps readers use biblical and theological perspectives regarding death to inform end-of-life decisions, consider where they stand on withdrawing life support and supporting death with dignity laws, and take steps in planning for their own future.

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  • Picking Up My Shattered Pieces

    $16.95

    By every indication, Gina Pastore was enjoying the fruits of a long marriage after raising two children. She and her husband, Frank, were childhood sweethearts whose lives unfolded like a Hollywood movie: he found fame pitching for the Cincinnati Reds; she tended to the home fires with a son and daughter. It was during Frank’s big league career that they turned their priorities from materialism to the things in life that really matter: God, family, and integrity. When Frank retired, he went into ministry, but even such a noble pursuit had its difficulties. Then in 2004, Frank became the host of the Frank Pastore Show on KKLA, a Christian radio station in Los Angeles. His weekday program quickly became popular. And then one afternoon while commuting home on his Honda VTX 1800 motorcycle their lives changed forever in an instant. What follows is Gina’s account of the rest of the story and a reminder that in times of trouble and tribulation, God calls us to persevere and trust in Him.

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  • Finding Hope And Faith In The Face Of Death

    $35.00

    This book is about giving people hope and faith, comfort and inspiration when a death occurs. It is based on my experiences throughout my forty-year career as a rabbi in helping my congregants deal with the emotions and thoughts that occur when a loved one dies. I have grown to understand, and have taught about, the importance of community when we are mourners, and of the absolute emotional and spiritual power of prayer. The book includes lessons that I have learned personally and professionally, lessons that are relevant to the very real issues brought on by sorrow and regret. My messages not only educate those who read them but also convey a sense of faith and hope that can positively affect our transition from mourning to living our lives. And, they are valid for Jews and non-Jews alike–those who attend services, and those who don’t.

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  • Finding Hope And Faith In The Face Of Death

    $15.00

    This book is about giving people hope and faith, comfort and inspiration when a death occurs. It is based on my experiences throughout my forty-year career as a rabbi in helping my congregants deal with the emotions and thoughts that occur when a loved one dies. I have grown to understand, and have taught about, the importance of community when we are mourners, and of the absolute emotional and spiritual power of prayer. The book includes lessons that I have learned personally and professionally, lessons that are relevant to the very real issues brought on by sorrow and regret. My messages not only educate those who read them but also convey a sense of faith and hope that can positively affect our transition from mourning to living our lives. And, they are valid for Jews and non-Jews alike–those who attend services, and those who don’t.

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  • Does God Always Get What God Wants

    $24.00

    Tim’s wife, Anne, died of breast cancer at the age of forty-nine, having battled against the disease for more than six years. Her suffering had a profound influence on their lives and that of their church, and raised challenging questions: – If God is in control, does that mean God is to blame for suffering? – Why did God not heal Anne? – Is Anne’s death what God wanted to happen? – Does prayer make any difference? – What is God doing about evil? People’s experience of suffering causes them to examine the kind of God they believe in, the nature of the universe God made, and God’s activity in the world. This book explores all three aspects and responds constructively to the complex issues that the above questions pose–and provides powerful reasons for confidence in the firm Christian hope.

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  • Does God Always Get What God Wants

    $44.00

    Tim’s wife, Anne, died of breast cancer at the age of forty-nine, having battled against the disease for more than six years. Her suffering had a profound influence on their lives and that of their church, and raised challenging questions: – If God is in control, does that mean God is to blame for suffering? – Why did God not heal Anne? – Is Anne’s death what God wanted to happen? – Does prayer make any difference? – What is God doing about evil? People’s experience of suffering causes them to examine the kind of God they believe in, the nature of the universe God made, and God’s activity in the world. This book explores all three aspects and responds constructively to the complex issues that the above questions pose–and provides powerful reasons for confidence in the firm Christian hope.

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  • Someone I Love Died 10 Pack

    $74.99

    From best-selling and beloved author Christne Harder Tangvald comes an updated and revised edition of her classic book of comfort for grieving children, filled with heart-healing words, fresh watercolor illustrations, and practical resources that help adults guide children through loss.

    First published in 1988, Someone I Love Died has long comforted the hearts of children 4 to 8 who have lost someone close. It gently leads children through grief with age-appropriate words and solid biblical truth that understands a child’s hurting heart. The added interactive resources ensure this book will become a treasured keepsake. Once complete, children create a memory book of the loved one’s life. And it offers grown-ups a tool that turns what could be a difficult season into a meaningful time of healing.

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  • Death And The Afterlife (Student/Study Guide)

    $28.00

    Significant aspects of death and the afterlife continue to be debated among evangelical Christians. In this NSBT volume Paul Williamson surveys the perspectives of our contemporary culture and the biblical world, and then highlights the traditional understanding of the biblical teaching and the issues over which evangelicals have become increasingly polarized.

    Subsequent chapters explore the controversial areas: what happens immediately after we die; bodily resurrection; a final, universal judgment; the ultimate fate of those who do not receive God’s approval on the last day; and the biblical concept of an eschatological heaven.

    Taking care to understand the ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman backgrounds, Williamson works through the most important Old and New Testament passages. He demonstrates that there is considerable exegetical support for the traditional evangelical understanding of death and the afterlife, and raises questions about the basis for the growing popularity of alternative understandings.

    Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.

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  • When Angels Fly

    $22.99

    A journey of loss, heartbreak, and ultimately strength. How do people survive the unthinkable–their child suffering from a terminal illness? Jackson’s life teaches that despite all the hardships, readers will survive, even if at times it feels like they won’t.

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  • Someone I Love Died (Revised)

    $9.99

    From best-selling and beloved author Christne Harder Tangvald comes an updated and revised edition of her classic book of comfort for grieving children, filled with heart-healing words, fresh watercolor illustrations, and practical resources that help adults guide children through loss.

    First published in 1988, Someone I Love Died has long comforted the hearts of children 4 to 8 who have lost someone close. It gently leads children through grief with age-appropriate words and solid biblical truth that understands a child’s hurting heart. The added interactive resources ensure this book will become a treasured keepsake. Once complete, children create a memory book of the loved one’s life. And it offers grown-ups a tool that turns what could be a difficult season into a meaningful time of healing.

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  • Father Please Let Him Live

    $24.99

    Jodi Manfred

    A true story of unthinkable tragedy and shattered dreams that led the author to find purpose in the pain after her husband suffered a massive brain stroke on his 39th birthday. As the doctors told her to tell her husband goodbye, she found God on the floor of ICU Room #79, crying out, Father, please let him live.

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  • Surviving The Trials

    $6.99

    Uglytent LLC

    Surviving the Trials is the personal testimony of an ordinary man with an extraordinary story. After loosing his father and watching his son battle cancer, he finds himself divorced and bankrupt. Not giving up, knowing God hasn’t given up on him, he unburdens himself from life’s hardships and even tragedy with his faith, to rebuild a better lif

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  • Journey Home : A Companion For Contemplating Life’s Most Important Journey

    $25.00

    Matthew Thiele

    The Journey Home is for those who are in their last days, or who are considering their life’s end. It offers reflections and advice to help prepare gracefully and work through the struggle towards peace. With beautiful pictures to enjoy, reflections to take you forward, prayers and readings. It is simple, easy to follow, and deeply comforting!

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  • Walking Through Twilight

    $17.00

    Foreword By Nicholas Wolterstorff Introduction: Walking Through Twilight
    1. Rage In A Psych Ward
    2. The Year Of Learning Things I Did Not Want To Know
    Interlude: The Mensa Card
    3. It Is Eerie
    4. Giving Up
    Interlude: Sunny
    5. The Temptation To Hate God
    6. Learning To Lament
    Interlude: My Worried Ear
    7. Joy In Lament
    8. Moses And Our Sadness
    Interlude: The Red Book
    9. Lamenting In The Classroom
    10. Lamenting Online
    Interlude: At The Museum
    11. Technology Free
    12. Learning To Lie To My Wife (as Little As Possible)
    Interlude: Jesus Loves Me
    13. Gallows Humor
    14. Dogs, Dementia, And Us
    15. Miss Becky And A Way Of Speaking
    Interlude: Snack And Scalp
    16. Words Fail Us
    17. My Escape Into Meaning
    Interlude: Becky As My Student
    18. How Is Becky?
    Interlude: Resting
    Conclusion: From Twilight Into Darkness
    Acknowledgments
    Appendix: Lightening The Load
    Notes

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    How do you continue to find God as dementia pulls your loved one into the darkness?

    Nothing is simple for a person suffering from dementia, and for those they love. When ordinary tasks of communication, such as using a phone, become complex, then difficult, and then impossible, isolation becomes inevitable. Helping becomes excruciating.

    In these pages philosopher Douglas Groothuis offers a window into his experience of caring for his wife as a rare form of dementia ravages her once-brilliant mind and eliminates her once-stellar verbal acuity. Mixing personal narrative with spiritual insight, he captures moments of lament as well as philosophical and theological reflection. Brief interludes provide poignant pictures of life inside the Groothuis household, and we meet a parade of caregivers, including a very skilled companion dog.

    Losses for both Doug and Becky come daily, and his questions for God multiply as he navigates the descending darkness. Here is a frank exploration of how one continues to find God in the twilight.

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  • Among The Ashes

    $16.00

    How can we hold fast to the hope of life eternal when we lose someone we love? In this book William Abraham reflects on the nature of certainty and the logic of hope in the context of an experience of devastating grief.

    Abraham opens with a stark account of the effects of grief in his own life after the unexpected death of his oldest son. Drawing on the book of Job, Abraham then looks at the significance of grief in debates about the problem of evil. He probes what Christianity teaches about life after death and ultimately relates our experiences of grief to the death of Christ.

    Profound and beautiful, Among the Ashes tackles the philosophical and theological questions surrounding loss even as it honors the experience of grief.

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  • Cancer : A Pilgrim Companion

    $18.99

    A cancer diagnosis is a seismic event. It divides life into before and after, and propels the diagnosed into places of suffering, pain and isolation; life is turned upside down in the present while the future horizon clouds with uncertainty and fear. Despite someone getting diagnosed with cancer in the UK every two minutes, cancer is a disease that is often described as lonely as the sufferer sets out on a tough journey through waiting, treatment and recovery. In this wise and compassionate book, cancer survivor Gillian Straine proposes that this journey through illness, pain and anxiety be reconceptualised as a pilgrimage of discovery. The Christian faith is that we are never abandoned by God, and this promise holds wherever we might find ourselves, whether that is in the doctor’s waiting room, in a chair receiving chemotherapy or lying on the surgeons table. Following the journey of Jesus through the darkness of Gethsemane, to the cross and into the silent waiting of Holy Saturday, this book invites the reader to seek God in their experience of cancer and, by pointing to the glimmers of resurrection hope in remission and beyond, to find healing in their own story of illness.

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  • Readings For Funerals

    $20.99

    Readings for Funerals is a perceptive collection of Bible quotations, poems, hymns and prose, offering consolation and comfort to those bereaved. Featuring the writing of, amongst others, W. H. Auden, Simon Armitage, Wendy Cope, T. S. Eliot and Joyce Grenfell, it is suitable for use at secular funerals, celebrations of a life and church services. This book follows the style of the highly successful Readings for Weddings which has sold over 7,000 copies.

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  • Angel Bumps : Hello From Heaven

    $14.95

    Winston Publishing DBA
    Do you believe in signs from loved ones in Heaven? Sixty true stories will touch your heart. Come along on an emotional, spiritual and loving journey and you will never feel alone again. While people die, love never ever dies. Angel Bumps is proof that love continues through signs they send.

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  • What Happens When We Die

    $8.95

    * A straightforward treatment of the only existential issue that matters from the Christian perspective * The author is a renowned preacher, esteemed homiletician, and well-published author In What Happens When We Die? Tom Long provides information about the promises and convictions of the Christian gospel concerning death and life after death. He surveys in simple terms the major themes surrounding death, dying, and hope for an afterlife.

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  • Broken Bodies : 8 Biblical Reasons For Why We Get Sick

    $9.99

    Blue Ridge Books

    A biology professor with a degree in divinity offers biblical reasons for why we get cancer and other serious illnesses.

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  • Suffering Of Innocents

    $11.99

    Sam and Laura Job have the perfect life. They have a wonderful marriage. Beautiful children. Two great careers. They have a beautiful house in the suburbs. The Jobs are bestowed with all the blessings modern life has to offer. Their life was idyllic until a moment of tragedy changed everything for them, forever. As their family tries to rebuild after this life-altering calamity they struggle to define their relationships with themselves, their relationships with each other and their relationship with God. The Suffering of Innocents looks at the age old question posed in the Old Testament’s Book of Job, Why do innocents suffer?

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  • Struck : One Christians Reflections On Encountering Death

    $16.00

    Foreword By Scott Sauls

    Part I: Affliction (Month 1)
    1. Learning To See: Affliction And Faith
    2. Struck: The Onset Of Affliction
    3. The Sacramental Echo: Diagnosis
    4. Trail Magic: Hospitalization And Adaptation
    5. The Distance: The Space Between The Sick And The Well
    6. The Letters: Putting A House In Order
    7. Scowling At The Angel: Surgery And Waking Up

    Part II: Recovery (Months 2-5)
    8. Scar Tissue: Physical Healing And Resiliency
    9. Monster In The Dark: Depression
    10. Charlie And The Man In The Mask: The Sacred Work Of Rehabilitation
    11. A Tornado In A Trailer Park: Anger And Ego

    Part III: Lament (Months 6-22)
    12. Seeing With Clearer Eyes: Recognizing The Need To Lament
    13. Barbara: Returning To The Work Of Burden Bearing
    14. A Song Of Lament: A Year Of Grappling With Suffering Before God

    Part IV: Doxology (Months 23-24)
    15. To Climb A Mountain: Finding A Way Forward
    16. The Bird And The Boy: A Doxology Of Praise

    Afterword: A Wife’s Response To Her Husband’s Affliction
    Acknowledgments
    Notes

    Additional Info
    When my doctor told me I was dying, I came alive. What happens when you come face to face with your mortality? When your body fails you, what happens to your faith? Russ Ramsey was struck by a bacterial infection that destroyed his mitral valve, sending him into heart failure and requiring urgent open-heart surgery. As he faced the possibility of death, he found himself awakened to new realities. In the critical days and months that followed, Ramsey came to see the world through the eyes of affliction. He grappled with fear, anger, depression, and loss, and yet he experienced grace through the suffering that filled him with a hope and hunger for the life to come. This profoundly eloquent memoir gives voice to the deepest questions of the human condition. In the midst of pain, we can see glimpses of eternity.

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  • Holy Dying : Stories And Struggles

    $16.95

    Human beings do not want to die; we spend infinite resources to sustain life, without regard to cost or quality. And yet we do die.

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  • Near Death Experiences Examined

    $24.95

    Near death experiences are not that new, but never has a doctor working in Lourdes, and enlightened by deep respect for science and a faithful understanding of the 2,000 year-old Catholic approach to life developed such coherent, hopeful explanations. The task of the Lourdes medical office is to document and evaluate miracles and other supernatural experiences scientifically. Dr. Theillier has worked at that office for many years, and has witnessed countless spiritual and supernatural experiences, near-death experience among them. In this well-founded and well-written book he details such experience both from a scientific perspective, and also shows that Catholic understanding has a place and acceptance of near-death experiences. This is the first book to show this. Near death experiences have been more talked about in secular and new age than in Christian circles. Dr. Theillier shows that they are not at all at odds with the teaching of the Church; on the contrary the Catholic Church with its millennia of experiences of spiritual realities beyond what we see has an important contribution to make to our deeper understanding this widespread phenomenon.

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  • Change Agent : From 30000 Feet

    $26.00

    The loss of his sister to an infamous killer created forced order changes in Bruce Barcomb’s life. It is from this beginning that the change agent was born. His book, The Change Agent – From 30,000 Feet, is firmly rooted in recovery and transcending grief, including forgiveness.

    An early draft of this book was mailed to a serial killer in 2016 as part of an effort to encourage the killer to identify additional victims. To date, Barcomb’s outreach has gone unanswered, but the book is not about death so much as it is about life. It’s about the ability to change and create paradigm shifts in behaviors in order to arrive at a different outcome.

    Barcomb’s writing is about the human spirit, social justice, and awakenings–change agents. His humorous, interesting, and open dialogue is refreshing and enlightening. It will leave you inspired, laughing, and thinking about maximizing the desires of your heart. This book is rich in cultural awareness and history.

    Barcomb is a victims’ rights advocate. In honor and memory of those victims identified in his writing and for those murders that are unresolved or unknown, he is donating ten percent of the proceeds of this book so that others can find a path of healing and hope and a new life.

    Barcomb is pragmatic, analytic, and existentialistic as he covers the fundamental philosophy of life and death. In 2005, he wrote to his sister’s killer to negate a trial and bring other victims’ families closure. He was featured in a 2010 LA Weekly article during the sensationalized trial, and quotes from Barcomb’s Victim Impact Statement were front page news across the nation. So infamous was the trial that actress Charlize Theron, who won an Academy Award for portraying a female serial killer, attended the actual sentencing. After the trial, Barcomb wrote the initial family biography for The Dating Game Killer, a book addressing the murders. He was interviewed for various television crime news programs, magazines, and print media. He also appeared on the Dr. Phil episode, Snapshots of a Serial Killer. Barcomb’s writings are influenced by Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, B.F. Skinner, Augustine, C. S. Lewis, Socrates, Robin Williams, and Dante.

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  • Touching Heaven : A Cardiologists Encounters With Death And Living Proof Of

    $15.99

    How a doctor’s glimpses of eternity confirmed everything he believed about God, suffering, life on earth, and what happens after death.

    Dr. Chauncey Crandall knows his patients well. When they are dying, he sits at the bedside with them and holds their hands. He prays with them. Sometimes he can feel what they feel and see what they see. At other times his patients have near-death experiences and come back with astonishing descriptions of the afterlife. In TOUCHING HEAVEN, Dr. Crandall reveals how what he has seen and heard has convinced him that God is real, that we are created for a divine purpose, that death is not the end, that we will see our departed loved ones again, and that we are closer to the next world than we think.

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  • Redbird Sings The Song Of Hope

    $37.95

    Not your typical book about grief, the redbird sings the song of hope is the perfect telling of what grieving people wish others knew. Kandy Noles Stevens unapologetically explains what isn’t always helpful to the bereaved, but does so with grace and wit. Through her personal stories, she provides practical ideas of how to bring comfort to those who are hurting. In an engaging Southern style, Kandy writes about real people (including some pretty colorful ones) who have loved her family in their darkest days. Infused in every page are hope-filled words of God’s faithfulness, including the sending of one redbird when her family needed it the most.

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  • Redbird Sings The Song Of Hope

    $22.95

    Not your typical book about grief, the redbird sings the song of hope is the perfect telling of what grieving people wish others knew. Kandy Noles Stevens unapologetically explains what isn’t always helpful to the bereaved, but does so with grace and wit. Through her personal stories, she provides practical ideas of how to bring comfort to those who are hurting. In an engaging Southern style, Kandy writes about real people (including some pretty colorful ones) who have loved her family in their darkest days. Infused in every page are hope-filled words of God’s faithfulness, including the sending of one redbird when her family needed it the most.

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  • Hell Know : Does It Last Forever

    $10.99

    Having practiced medicine for more than 55 years, Dr. Johnstone has witnessed more than one of his patients take their last breath. But immediately, in his mind, questions always popped up. Is the person’s soul in the presence of its maker? Or is the soul now suffering in the flames of hell? Or did it simply die with the body and with it will soon be encrypted, buried, or cremated? What is the soul anyway? Is it conscious? Can it feel all of the stimuli coming to it from light, sound, heat, taste, smell, and touch? If so then a soul in heaven would be able to appreciate all of the blessings of that place, but if in hell; it would be suffering in the torment of eternal flames that never consume or destroy. However, if the soul dies with the body, then it would experience nothing. The above questions are not so meaningful if the person who has just died in your presence is not a loved one. However, a loved one’s death makes these questions come alive, sometimes with strong emotions not the least of which is sorrow. Dr. Johnstone experienced these feelings one summer afternoon, when he was called by his mother, who was at the bedside of his dying sister, to come to the hospital and pronounced her dead. Recently retired, Dr. Johnstone decided to research Scripture for himself to find answers in it, as to what happens to a person after death. In an effort to prevent bias from forming in his mind, he decided not to consult with any commentaries, but confine his studies mainly, but not exclusively, to The New International and King James versions of the Bible along with an English translation of the Septuagint. He also decided to obtain help from the Interlinear Bible, written in Hebrew, Greek, and English, in conjunction with The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. From these sources, he performed a metaphoric autopsy to ferret out the answers to the soul’s postmortem existence. The pathology report, portrayed in Hell Know, came as a complete surprise.

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  • Empty Arms Journal

    $12.95

    Light Source Publising Title

    Empty Arms Journal: A 21 Day Guide For Healing After Pregnancy Loss, is used with Pam’s international best-seller, Empty Arms: Hope and Support For Those Who Have Experienced, Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy. Based on brain science and timeless wisdom, 5 proven tools empower you to move through grief into brighter days.

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  • Who Will Be In Heaven The Boys Version

    $12.95

    Losing a loved one is a traumatic event for the whole family. Children may have many questions that are difficult for adults to answer. So how do we talk to children about death and help them cope?
    The Who Will Be In Heaven picture books help the whole family deal with this sensitive topic. Available in two different versions for boys and girls, they are the perfect stimulus for opening a conversation about mortality. Charming illustrations, that small children will enjoy, create a warm, intimate mood, ideal for sharing between adult and child. With special pages so children can record their own memories; these are books as much about love as loss.

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  • Who Will Be In Heaven The Girls Version

    $12.95

    Losing a loved one is a traumatic event for the whole family. Children may have many questions that are difficult for adults to answer. So how do we talk to children about death and help them cope?
    The Who Will Be In Heaven picture books help the whole family deal with this sensitive topic. Available in two different versions for boys and girls, they are the perfect stimulus for opening a conversation about mortality. Charming illustrations, that small children will enjoy, create a warm, intimate mood, ideal for sharing between adult and child. With special pages so children can record their own memories; these are books as much about love as loss.

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  • Its Our Day

    $17.99

    Nanny, are there swings in heaven? How will Nanny respond to not only this question but others her grandchildren will pose?

    It is vitally important for our grandchildren to know that a relationship exists between us and God. In our lifetimes here on earth, we will all experience the death of a family member, friend, or someone who has touched our lives. In It’s Our Day, Suzanne McCormick compassionately shows children that there is no fear in death, and shares special teachable moments that will bring memories to last a lifetime.

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  • Step Out Of The Shadows

    $6.99

    Nayia Book Publishers Title

    This book was written with widows in mind, to encourage them along in their grief after losing their spouse. But anyone who has ever lost a loved one can benefit from this book. Step out of the shadows and into your destiny!

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  • Chasing Light : Finding Hope Through The Loss Of Miscarriage

    $10.99

    Chasing Light speaks to the challenges of expanding a family, the pain of loss, and the test of being a mother and a wife in the face of grief. …

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  • Death Takes Time

    $14.99

    Play on words of the title encourages the reader to seriously consider use of time. Life, your gift from God. Living, your purpose, responsibly fulfilling the time given you. Death, leaving a spiritual heritage that counts eternally.

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  • Lord Willing : Wrestling With Gods Role In My Childs Death

    $29.99

    Does God’s perfect plan really include this?

    When her young son was diagnosed with brain cancer, Jessica Kelley couldn’t stomach Christian cliches. God’s will? Divine design? The Lord’s perfect plan? In Lord Willing?, Kelley boldly tackles one of the most difficult questions of the Christian life: if God is all-powerful and all-loving, why do we suffer? For Kelley, this question takes an even more painful and personal turn: did God lack the power or the desire to spare her four-year-old son?

    For those dissatisfied with easy answers to why evil and tragedy occur, Lord Willing? offers a refreshing, hopeful journey straight to the heart of God. Be prepared for something more beautiful, more pure, and more healing than you can dare to imagine.

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  • Lord Willing : Wrestling With Gods Role In My Childs Death

    $16.99

    Does God’s perfect plan really include this?

    When her young son was diagnosed with brain cancer, Jessica Kelley couldn’t stomach Christian cliches. God’s will? Divine design? The Lord’s perfect plan? In Lord Willing?, Kelley boldly tackles one of the most difficult questions of the Christian life: if God is all-powerful and all-loving, why do we suffer? For Kelley, this question takes an even more painful and personal turn: did God lack the power or the desire to spare her four-year-old son?

    For those dissatisfied with easy answers to why evil and tragedy occur, Lord Willing? offers a refreshing, hopeful journey straight to the heart of God. Be prepared for something more beautiful, more pure, and more healing than you can dare to imagine.

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  • Joy In The Mourning

    $11.99

    Only God knows what it takes to walk down dark roads and to fight the good fight of faith. Ruby and her family have walked a close walk with God in direct opposition to hopelessness and the ugliness of cancer, and through Joy in the Mourning, have brought us with her. This is a book of the faithfulness of God Almighty. This is a book of compassion, understanding, and hope for those who have faced and are face-to-face with the ugliness of cancer.

    Daren and Angie Werk, Newlife Victory Fellowship, Senior pastors

    You’re looking forward to the best years of your life. Retirement isn’t far away, the kids are grown up, and the grandchildren are coming along. Life is looking good!

    Suddenly your dreams and plans take a nosedive and it’s all you can do to breathe deeply and take one step at a time.

    Is it possible to hold onto faith in the face of dire circumstances? Will you ever feel joy bubbling up inside you again? When a hope-filled solution is presented to you your spirits soar, only to come crashing down again when failure raises its ugly head.

    You go to the only place where faith, hope, and joy can be restored. Even there you find you will need to make a choice: walk or wallow? Sing or sigh? Help or hurt? What will you choose?

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  • Broken Hallelujahs : Learning To Grieve The Big And Small Losses Of Life

    $17.00

    26 Chapters

    Additional Info
    The losses in our lives are both big and small, and cover a range of experiences. We leave home. We experience physical illness and disabilities. We struggle with vocation and finances. We may long for a spouse or child. We lose people we love to addiction or illness and death. All of these losses can build into questions and doubts about faith. We may experience depression or other mental health struggles. Where is God in the midst of our losses? In this book spiritual director Beth Slevcove shares stories from her own life about losses and struggles. Along the way, she offers distinctive spiritual practices that can guide us back to God and, in the end, to ourselves.

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  • God Lives In Detroit

    $12.99

    There are times and circumstances that generate a pain so deep that even the most seasoned believer can feel separated from God-a pit so consuming and dark that the thought of finding Him again, and feeling His touch, seems impossible.

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  • Do This Remembering Me

    $16.95

    What do I do to help? Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, almost everyone knows someone with some form of dementia, yet few know how to answer that question, and very little material exists on providing spiritual care to adults with dementia-related diseases. Even seminaries rarely provide training or clinical pastoral education in this field. This book is an answer. It provides a hands-on manual that will give clergy, spiritual care providers, and family members an understanding of the ongoing spiritual needs of individuals with dementia, as well as practical tools such as how to create a religious service in a memory care unit and how one might plan a nursing home visit. Accessibly written, with real life applications and sample services for a variety of settings. More than just useful, the book inspires with shared stories that are tender, sad, funny-and sometimes all three at once, encouraging readers to develop spiritual care ministries for people with memory loss in congregations, homes, nursing facilities, or other communities-a ministry that will only gain in importance in the coming decade, as Baby Boomers age and the number of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia skyrockets.

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  • Still A Mother

    $15.99

    More than 1 million women suffer fetal loss each year, yet most mothers will struggle to find words to share their grief or describe their experience. Miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death can be incredibly isolating, with women feeling silenced by shame or guilt, by confusion and loss of control. In Still a Mother, chaplains Joy Freeman and Tabatha Johnson share their own experiences and collect the stories of others who have sustained such loss, ending the silence and helping to equip pastors, congregations, family, and friends in ministering more compassionately to mothers who grieve.

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  • Secret We Are Dying To Know

    $12.95

    We often explain DEATH to children by telling them that the DEPARTED have gone to heaven, but is that really what the Bible teaches? Scripture makes clear that not everything about the AFTERLIFE has been revealed to us and must remain a secret to those left behind. This book is a wonderful gift for children and adults who have suffer in LOSS.

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  • Cuando Fallece Un Ser Querido

    $2.25

    Cuando muere un ser querido, es normal quedarnos destrozados y confundidos. La muerte nos obliga a hacernos ciertas preguntas que tal vez nunca antes nos hubieramos hecho. Este librito brinda consuelo y respuestas biblicas que ayudan al corazon dolido; afirma la esperanza del creyente; considera lo que nos ensea la muerte; y nos da consejos practicos que sirven de ayuda para superar el dolor.

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  • Western Book Of Death

    $30.00

    Death is a process which is one with that of life. Death is the joyous activity of Spirit ever and ever entering into life. There is only continuity. There is no death.

    As a doctor and spiritual teacher, Adriana Balthazar MD; PhD has seen too many people afraid of death. Treating death and mourning as a taboo subjects hurts both the dying and their loved ones.

    In The Western Book of Death, Balthazar seeks to illuminate the misunderstandings that have poisoned us. With open communication and a new perspective, we will become prepared, both for our own death and those around us. Instead of seeing death as an end we will truly see it for what it is – only one part of a long and continuing journey.

    Both spiritually rich and comfortingly practical, The Western Book of Death serves as a valuable guidebook for every stage of life.

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  • Grace For The Journey

    $13.99

    Watersprings Media House
    How do you get your life back after a tragedy, trauma or loss has compromised your faith, destroyed your peace and shaken your confidence in God? Grace for the Journey will encourage and empower you with practical tools to help you go through your darkest places and grow spiritually from it.

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