Have you ever found yourself at a loss when dealing with death? The Resource Library has two new books that deal with the topic of death and address issues from the clinical to the ethical.
The Art of Dying: Living Fully into the Life to Come by Rob Moll
Rob Moll recovers the deeply Christian practice of dying well. For centuries Christians have prepared for the "good death" with particular rituals and spiritual disciplines that have directed the actions of both the living and the dying. In this pastorally sensitive book, Moll provides in-person reporting and interviews with hospice workers, doctors, nurses, bioethicists, family members and spiritual caregivers. This book restores a deeply Christian consolation: Because death is not the end. Preparing to die helps us live.
A Clergy Guide to End-of-Life Issues by Martha R. Jacobs
This book will provide even experienced clergy with more tools to help families navigate end-of-life issues and a graceful death. It will give guidance to ministers who are still struggling with personal, professional and spiritual growth around end-of-life issues. For those in pastoral training, it offers the foundational understanding about end-of-life issues so they can put their own issues around death and dying aside to assist others in charting their own course through life's end.