Item description for Healing the Dying: Releasing People to Die (Exploration Book) by Dennis Linn, Matthew Linn & Mary Jane Linn...
Overview At some time during our lives, each of us will be called to be with a person who is dying. Whether this event takes place in a hospital, hospice, or at home, whether the dying person is a friend, relative or parishioner, we are called to be present to the person and help the dying person be released for death. How can we be with those who are ready to die?
Publishers Description Will help the sick, the dying and those who care for them.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1979
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 080912212X ISBN13 9780809122127
Availability 0 units.
More About Dennis Linn, Matthew Linn & Mary Jane Linn
Dennis, Sheila, and Matt Linn have given retreats and seminars on processes for healing in over fifty countries and in many universities and hospitals, including a course to doctors accredited by the American Medical Association. Dennis and Matt are co-authors of nineteen books, the last fourteen co-authored with Sheila. These books have sold over a million copies in English and have been translated into more than twenty different languages. Dennis and Sheila live in Colorado with their son, John, whom they are home and global-schooling. Matt lives in a Jesuit community in Minnesota.
Reviews - What do customers think about Healing the Dying: Releasing People to Die (Exploration Book)?
Extremely wise and moving Nov 19, 2006
I bought this book after I found myself in tears just browsing through it, and I'm not even facing the death of a loved one. This is a simple little book by a Catholic nun who had a ministry of "releasing" people (mainly fellow members of her religious order) to die, like a death midwife, or a gifted spiritual director for those in their final hours. The stories she tells are enlightening, the meditations for personal reflection on one's own life are very nicely done, and she clearly had fine insight into what people need to be able to die peacefully. But it's often the glimpses we get of her bedside manner that are the most special, she is perfectly humble in the way she tells the stories but I developed a real admiration for this gentle Sister. The depth and richness of her prayer life is very evident.
The basic insights of this book are applicable to anybody, but it would be especially valuable to devout Christians (and not only Catholics). It would be a great read for people facing down their own mortality, as well as loved ones and caregivers. I'm not really in any of those categories and I still found this book personally rewarding.