Item description for What the Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living by Samuel L. Oliver & April Ford...
Overview What the Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living is a spiritual approach to health care that teaches the reader about values, hope, and faith through actual experiences of terminally ill persons. This unique approach to health care teaches the living how to deal with grief and the bereavement process through faith and prayer. Priests, pastors, chaplains, and psychotherapists will learn how to treat parishioners or patients with the values the dying leave behind, allowing part of their deceased loved one's beliefs and teachings to guide them through the grieving process. In the end, you will also become aware of your spiritual self while helping others heal and renew their soul.
Publishers Description What the Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living is a spiritual approach to health care that teaches the reader about values, hope, and faith through actual experiences of terminally ill persons. This unique approach to health care teaches the living how to deal with grief and the bereavement process through faith and prayer. Priests, pastors, chaplains, and psychotherapists will learn how to treat parishioners or patients with the values the dying leave behind, allowing part of their deceased loved one's beliefs and teachings to guide them through the grieving process. In the end, you will also become aware of your spiritual self while helping others heal and renew their soul.While What the Dying Teach Us concentrates on the values you can learn from the terminally ill, the author includes his own views on: how our tears manifest the depth into which our relationship with a deceased loved one travels how dimensions of reality lead us to appreciate the present experiencing events in life without judgment or comparison the role faith may play in health care as a healer of the terminally ill how the strength of prayer can drastically change livesWhat the Dying Teach Us celebrates the spirit loved ones leave behind and teaches you how to surrender into an eternal relationship with them. Furthermore, because of this experience, you will be able to find a new and deeper realization of your own existence. What the Dying Teach Us will help you spiritually connect with yourself as well as with deceased loved ones that continue to live on through faith.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 6.07" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1998
ISBN 0789004763 ISBN13 9780789004765
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Healing Soul Care Jan 20, 2008
This book is a series of stories and insights into how dying people remind us who we are. It is an indespensible tool for those touched by grief. This book reminds us who we are and allows the reader to experience the expression of the soul through the written word.
A Must Read book for anyone! Feb 26, 2007
Sam knows how to write a great book. Not just about what it sounds like, death and dying. He has lots of great stories and personal experiences that lift you up and definitely get you thinking in a good way! Get it, you won't be disappointed! And if you do know someone who has family that are approaching the hospice stage, buy them a copy or share your own. I plan to read it again slower this time, a definite keeper!!!
probably not for the agnostic Jul 2, 2006
i am interested in insight into life and the experience of dying. partly because i have a heart condition and had open-heart surgery two years ago. i was intrigued by the title of this book and wanted to learn from the experiences of others in the hospice experience. i think i will just volunteer instead. i don't mean to offend anyone with this review, but i wish the Reverend had gone into more detail of the interactions with those in hospice. for me the book offers too much of himself and not enough of their experiences beyond what seem to be brief visits that he has with them. i would be more interested i think in the stories of full-time hospice caregivers. for me i had a problem with the spiritual messages that the Reverend saw in everything. i find those experiences highly subjective and would have preferred merely human stories to the inferences of the eternal and spiritual that the Reverend saw in everything. i guess i should have read the reviews more clearly and exercised more caution before picking this up to read. dying isn't necessarily a religious experience, although i'm sure that this statement will not compute for many who are religious. dying is however a very human experience that we will all share and it is important for us to be in the moments that we have with each other, especially in these necessarily final moments. peace be with you.
Getting to the heart of hospice care! Apr 29, 2000
From an experienced hospice minister comes a revelation of the heart of the Hospice mission. This book conveys the inner experience of hospice care, death and dying and questions about the meaning of life, death and the Spirit. Read along and get back in touch with what is really going on during the most intimate moments of the dying process as well as life itself.
Truely a Spiritually Inspired Writing Sep 18, 1999
At the time I discovered Sam Olivers Book, I was enrolled in a chaplaincy program at a local hospital. I believed the content would be most helpful in my own ministry. Little did I realize that this book would be my own source of comfort, strength and guidance only a few short months later when I was thrown into an unwanted, unexpected divorce.
I have discovered that the pain of a divorce can be almost as devastating as the death of a loved one. This book served as a guide through that darkness. The comfort and spiritual direction I derived has contributed greatly in my healing process and the continuation of my ministry.
Thank you Sam Oliver for your contribution to my life.