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Overview Tender, heartbreaking, and eye-opening, these true stories offer a window into the world beyond and life after death.
Publishers Description Trudy Harris began her career with Hospice in 1981, eventually becoming the president of the Hospice Foundation for Caring. This collection of more than forty true stories of Harris's patients offers readers an incredible glimpse at what lies beyond and what the living can learn from the dying. Her patients have described to her visions of angels and loved ones who have gone on before, the sounds of ethereal music, colors that did not exist on earth. She has been with hundreds of patients as they took their last breaths and knows the kinds of questions that both the dying and the loved ones they are leaving behind ask. - What do you say to a loved one who is dying? - What happens when we die? - How can you make a dying friend feel safe? - Does a dying person really see angels, hear music, or see friends and family members who have already died? Tender, heartbreaking, and eye-opening, "Glimpses of Heaven" offers a window into the world beyond and life after death.
From Publishers Weekly As a hospice nurse and the former president of the Hospice Foundation for Caring, Harris has seen more than her share of death. In this collection of 44 real-life stories, she shares her own journeys with patients in their final days with an eye not only to what the dying experience, but what those last days, weeks and months may teach those of us who walk with them. Regardless of our lifelong faith, or lack thereof, Harris believes, most dying people come to experience God's unconditional love and his desire to welcome us home, a point illustrated by the book's stories. Many of the shorter two- or three-page stories lack enough detail or new information to be thought provoking or spiritually nurturing, but Harris's longer anecdotes, like those about her grandparents, are deeply touching and encouraging. Those attending a dying person will find examples of ways they may listen to and be helpful to them. Those who wonder about what their own journey toward death may be like will find in these stories a demystification of the last days of life on earth and future glimpses of heaven that offer comfort and hope. (Apr.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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Publishers Weekly - 02/25/2008 page 70
Foreword - 02/13/2008
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.74" Width: 9.38" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2008
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800732510 ISBN13 9780800732516 UPC 9780800732516
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More About Trudy Rn Harris
Trudy Harris, RN, is the New York Times bestselling author of Glimpses of Heaven and More Glimpses of Heaven, a former hospice nurse, and former president of the Hospice Foundation for Caring. Since retirement, Harris remains active in connecting the needs of terminally ill and dying people in her community with the hospice program she knows can best meet their needs.
Reviews - What do customers think about Glimpses Of Heaven?
Good choice May 25, 2010
Had read review of this book and ordered. My exspectations were exceeded - I believe it's a must read for all medical personnel, chaplains, pastors..........and a great gift to anyone experiencing end of life times with a loved one.
Good book for people dealing with grief May 20, 2010
I bought 2 copies of this book--one for family members to share and one for a family member who is terminally ill. The book should bring comfort to those involved.
Heaven by Faith May 17, 2010
This is a must read for everyone who is a Christian or anyone who is thinking or worrying about our life after death or even if there is one. Trudy Harris has reaffirmed from her own experiences with Hospice's patients that our faith is well founded.
Excellent reading May 9, 2010
This book was well worth reading. I found it inspiring - a different aspect of looking at a subject which can be frightening. It gives you a peaceful and insightful look at life's end.
Glimpses of Heaven May 6, 2010
This book is an easy read. Each selection can be done in a few minutes. The content of the book shares incites into the knowledge those passing out of this life into the next hareceive. These are uplifting accounts because each person looks forward to this change. The author's experience as a hospice nurse gives the reader hope for his/her eternal future. Much of the writing reflects the author's faith in God.