Item description for Living Fully in the Shadow of Death: Assurance and Guidance to Finish Well by Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge & Robert C. De Vries...
Overview For those with a life-threatening medical condition or terminal illness, facing their own mortality is an urgent concern. This indispensable guide offers sound advice on everything from accepting death as a part of life, legal issues, and funeral planning to the difficult spiritual questions asked regarding terminal illness and life after death.
Publishers Description A life-affirming book that will give you the answers-practical, emotional, and spiritual-about facing any death, your own or someone else's, with peace and confidence.
Citations And Professional Reviews Living Fully in the Shadow of Death: Assurance and Guidance to Finish Well by Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge & Robert C. De Vries has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 06/14/2004 page 60
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Studio: Baker Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.12" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.98 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2004
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0801065070 ISBN13 9780801065071
Availability 0 units.
More About Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge & Robert C. De Vries
Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge is a clinical psychologist at Pine Rest Mental Health Services. She is also a certified social worker and a registered nurse. Robert C. De Vries is professor of church education at Calvin Theological Seminary and regularly conducts workshops and seminars on issues relating to adult education, youth ministry, and bereavement.
Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge currently resides in Grand Rapids, in the state of Michigan. Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge was born in 1948.
Reviews - What do customers think about Living Fully in the Shadow of Death: Assurance and Guidance to Finish Well?
Offers daily meditations to guide the heart Oct 7, 2004
The collaboration of licensed clinical psychologist, Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge and Pastor Robert C. De Vries (Professor of Church Education, Calvin Seminary), Living Fully In The Shadow Of Death: Assurance And Guidance To Finish Well is an invaluable treatise and guide to the practical and spiritual issues and concerns of dying in the modern age. Focusing upon the aspects of emotional and spiritual preparation for the end of life, whether one's own or that of a loved one, Living Fully In The Shadow Of Death offers daily meditations to guide the heart and affimations of the value in life and faith. A serious-minded and helpful look at enjoying the journey that is life, up to the very end.
This is a great book for everyone! Aug 12, 2004
This book is truely written for each of us. For those who are still healthy, it will help you understand what is most important about life. For those who have received a diagnosis that may be terminal, it still gives you a lot of hope. The neatest thing about the book is all the practical suggestions about what you can do when you are in these situations. It contains a lot of helpful information. I would highly recommend it!
A Practical, Insightful and Reassuring Look at Death Aug 8, 2004
Dr. Smeenge and Dr. DeVries combine again to to help us look at life, before, during and after death. They encourage us not to flee from death but to accept and prepare for it. They offer wise suggestions as to how to take stock of our life so as to better live to the fullest and die with peace and dignity. There are pratical suggestions as to how to evaluate one's values and reorder one's life to achieve less regret, more satisfaction. Biblical principals guide the reader and well as sound psychological techiniques. The reassuring grace of God's word rings in Dr. DeVries' 40 meditations that grapple with issues of life and death.
Hospice workers, clery, nurses, physicians, and psychotherapists who help others deal with living and dying, should not miss this rich resource. Family members and all of those who plan to die some day should stop and take note of this guide to better living and better dying.
I liked this book and you will too. It is written for us all. Thanks Susan and Bob!