Parting: A Handbook for Spiritual Care Near the End of Life
by Jennifer Sutton Holder & Jann Aldredge-Clanton
Drawing on the collective wisdom of many faiths and traditions, this small but powerful book is both a practical and deeply spiritual guide for helping the terminally ill toward a peaceful transition from this life.
Discussed are how to cross the bridge from ordinary conversation to spiritual reflection, how to provide comforts for the body, mind, and soul, and how to care for yourself while concentrating on the needs of others. The authors clearly and tactfully make the distinction between specific religious experience and their concern: the deep human need for those near the end of life to feel whole, fulfilled, and in harmony with their world and their higher power. An indispensable guidebook for family members and friends, hospice, religious leaders, counselors, and medical providers.
Paperback, 64 pages.