The Divine Art of Dying (Paperback)
How to Live Well While Dying
Divine Arts, 9781611250237, 268pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2014
Karen Speerstra is an award-winning author. Her previous Divine Arts title Sophia: The Feminine Face of God (ISBN: 978-1611250046) won the 2013 Nautilus gold award. Written in a very readable style, The Divine Art Of Dying addresses real and common fears and the challenges of letting go and handing over a life. The book introduces new concepts to the body of writing on death and dying.
It explains the medical complexities of end-of-life choices and gives helpful advice to caregivers to the dying in every chapter.
and authentically chronicles the author's own dying process.
Foreword by author and internationally recognized authority on hospice and palliative care Dr. Ira Byock.
About the Author
Herbert Anderson has been a pastor, a seminary professor, and a hospital chaplain and is the author or coauthor of numerous books and articles on death and grief, family living, pastoral care, ritual and stories, and spirituality. He lives in Sonoma, CA.
Dr. Ira Byock is one of the foremost palliative-care physicians in the country and an expert in end of life decisions. His book "Dying Well" has sold over 50,000 copies. He served as the president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is currently the director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center. He lives in Enfield, NH.
Praise For The Divine Art of Dying: How to Live Well While Dying…
"Those who are gifted with time for living while dying have an amazing opportunity for quality conversations, joyous gift-giving, and deepening friendships as we love and are loved. We want this to be a book to inspire, to help and to offer courage to others who can intentionally choose, as Karen did, for our final passage to be as rich and as fulfilling as possible. Living while dying is our final human act it's not a medical craft, but a Divine Art." from the book