The Spiritual Care of Dying and Bereaved People
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About "The Spiritual Care of Dying and Bereaved People"
This book is about life, not death. When we are with people approaching death, we feel a sense of awe, the solemnity of a great and sacred moment approaching. To accompany other people, along with their loved ones, up to the gate of death, is to enter holy ground; to stand in an awesome place where the wind of the Spirit blows, to encounter peace and grief, insight, intimacy and pain on a level not found in ordinary living. An updated and expanded edition of a classic book, Spiritual Care of Dying and Bereaved People is a fresh, original, and honest look at death and bereavement, including the author's personal experiences. Most of us don't realize how much we have to offer to those who are dying or bereaved. This book encourages readers to grow in confidence as companions, looking honestly at the questions people ask, and offering a reflection on the kind of God those questions reveal. This new edition also includes a practical section on how to plan a funeral.
Meet the Author
Pen Wilcock is the author of a number of novels, including The Hawk and the Dove trilogy (Crossway) and The Clear Light of Day (Monarch / David C Cook) and various other books including the classic Spiritual Care of Dying and Bereaved People (soon to be reissued by Lion). She has many years of experience as a Methodist minister and has worked as a hospice and school chaplain. She has five adult daughters and lives in Hastings, UK.