Item description for Sunsets: Reflections for Life's Final Journey by Deborah Howard & D. A. Carson...
Overview In "Sunsets," Howard draws from her own experience as a Christian hospice nurse in the hopes that those who are dying or have a loved one who is dying will find comfort in the Lord's promise for believers.
Because one death touches many lives, it is important for both those who are dying and those who love them to be prepared for the pain and grief that accompany it. Here Deborah Howard shares words of comfort and encouragement for everyone coping with suffering and death. Her compassion, firm faith in Christ, and years of working as a hospice nurse create a uniquely sensitive, experiential, and biblical volume.
Above all, she emphasizes that there is a light that cuts through death's dark shadow. That light is Jesus Christ, and He offers hope and comfort to all who are facing life's final journey.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2005
Publisher GOOD NEWS PUBLISHING #65
ISBN 158134645X ISBN13 9781581346459
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More About Deborah Howard & D. A. Carson
Deborah Howard is a writer, speaker, and author. She is a regular attendee at writer's conferences across the country.
D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly 120 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.
Deborah Howard currently resides in the state of Arkansas. Deborah Howard was born in 1952.
Mandatory for care givers & family members Oct 16, 2008
This should be mandatory reading for care givers and family members of the terminally ill. I also recommend this book to all believers regardless of where you are in your walk with Jesus Christ. Share this book with others. You will understand why after you read it. Sunsets reinforces basic truths with a different perspective. A wealth of information (spiritual, health-related, and practical application), Deborah writes tenderly and loving with her special insight into the passage from life to death. I encourage everyone to reread this book annually to refresh yourself with the truths contained in its pages; you will be rewarded with peace and comfort that defies description. Deborah is extremely well-grounded and competent to author such a book. The message will bless you. The reader is reminded throughout the book of the urgency to prepare yourself for eternal life - either with the Lord or the enemy - and the simple way to do this. You will find yourself reminded of the overall theme time and time again: the Lord is in control.
BE PREPARED FOR FORTHRIGHT BIBLICAL GUIDANCE Apr 27, 2008
I read SUNSETS while processing the grief of my husband's cancer battle that eventually included our experience with a wonderful hospice team during the final days of his life. I found not only comfort but a thorough summary of Scriptural confirmation of my beliefs regarding God's plan for our lives, why He allows suffering, what happens when we die, and the truth about heaven and hell. With kindness and compassion for families in the throes of facing death, Deborah Howard frankly and repeatedly quotes appropriate Scripture to console the dying and encourage the living.
As the author of a biography about suffering and death resulting from mental illness and as the recent widow of a once dynamic man debilitated by cancer, I highly recommend SUNSETS to anyone who desires a better understanding of suffering and death, as well as hope and courage for completing the courses of our lives.
Very helpful book Aug 11, 2007
This book addresses the many issues surrounding the end of life, and it was very helpful whether you are facing death yourself or the death of a loved one or friend. It explains hospice care and its benefits, discusses suffering and some of the reasons for it, and points the reader to the One who holds life and death in His hand.
Great book for everyone Jan 3, 2007
I bought this book because my father had been given a terminal cancer diagnosis and I was searching for materials to help my mother wade through all the frightening and heart wrenching decisions and actions that she and my Dad would be facing. I found this book to be very helpful for that situation, BUT it is actually a book which I believe would be helpful to EVERY person, regardless of how far we may think that we, or our loved ones are, from our final days on earth. The book is filled with encouragments, both practical and spiritual about how we can all confidently take our last steps through this life comfortably and peacefully, headed into eternity with sure hope. The book was written by a Christian hospice nurse who gives tons of information about hospice through her very accessable writing style. Prior to reading the book I thought I knew a lot about hospice, but I found that I had carried a lot of misconceptions about it, which this book corrected. As I mentioned, I would recommend this book for every person who will eventually face death....and that would be ALL of us!