Preparation for Death Book

Preparation for Death

  • Author : Alphonsus Liguori
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9798608972898

Preparation for Death Excerpt :

This manual of devotion consists of a series of chapters or instructions upon important points of Christian teaching which Saint Alphonsus calls "Considerations". As the Saint describes, "These Considerations are written for the purpose of pricking or of wounding the conscience... that so it may be thoroughly aroused and awakened." The Considerations deal with such doctrines and facts as have a universal application, which admit of no dispute, and which are always confirmed by some passage from Holy Scripture. Preparation for Death is essentially a guide to prayer. It represents, from its beginning to its end, the continual outpouring of heart before God, an outpouring that is at times expressed in the very same words which imply a new phase of thought. Regarded as a Manual of Mental Prayer, each of these "Considerations" has a technical and special signification. They treat of life and death, the value of time, the mercy of God, the habit of sin, the general and particular judgments, the love of God, Holy Communion, and other subjects equally important.

A Preparation for Death Book

A Preparation for Death

  • Author : Greg Baxter
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141962580

A Preparation for Death Excerpt :

In his early thirties, Greg Baxter found himself in a strange place. He hated his job, he was drinking excessively, he was sabotaging his most important relationships, and he was no longer doing the thing he cared about most: writing. Strangest of all, at this time he started teaching evening classes in creative writing - and his life changed utterly. A Preparation for Death is a document of the chaos and discovery of that time and of the experiences that led Greg Baxter to that strange place - an extraordinarily intimate account of literary failure (and its consequences), personal decay, and redemption through reading, writing, and truth-telling. 'Brilliant and wonderfully original ... Yes, this is a book about drinking and shagging. But rarely have these things been written about so well' William Leith, Literary Review 'Baxter is a serious, thoughtful writer, bend on emotional truth and artistry. He has written an unusual, provocative book' Suzi Feay, Financial Times 'Brave, honest and propulsive' Metro 'The triumph is the steely courage it takes to put a life down with such uncompromising clarity' Hugo Hamilton, Irish Times 'This is an occasionally infuriating and completely wonderful book. I read it in one sitting, unsettled and delighted by its ferocity' Anne Enright

Preparing Book


  • Author : Arun Shourie
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House India Private Limited
  • Release Date : 2020-10-26
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9789353059781

Preparing Excerpt :

The one certainty in life, the one appointment which each of us will just have to face, is the one for which we do the least to prepare-death. From the lives and last days of the Buddha, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Ramana Maharshi, Gandhiji, Vinoba; from our religious texts; from the teachings of great meditation masters; from santhara to sannyas to practices by which we may tame our mind-leavening all these by his personal experiences-Arun Shourie presents clues to ensure that we face our end with equanimity. In the process, he lays down what we must do if rituals, pilgrimages and mantras are to help us. He leads us to ask whether texts such as The Tibetan Book of the Dead are for the dead, or do they set out lessons for us, the living? He leads us to see through the sedatives that we are fed. Even as we are being frightened by accounts of 'hell', are we not actually being lulled to sleep? Does the fact that we will face extreme tortures in hell not mean that in some form we will survive death? To experience them, after all, we must be present. Religions entice us into the great questions. Is there a soul that is never born and never dies? Is there life after death? Is there rebirth? Is there God? What is real and what is just maya? The greatest teachers and mystics have come up with different answers. Each of them has had direct experience of what she or he has proclaimed to be the truth. How, then, are we to proceed?

Preparing to Die Book

Preparing to Die

  • Author : Andrew Holecek
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-07-09
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781559394086

Preparing to Die Excerpt :

We all face death, but how many of us are actually ready for it? Whether our own death or that of a loved one comes first, how prepared are we, spiritually or practically? In Preparing to Die, Andrew Holecek presents a wide array of resources to help the reader address this unfinished business. Part One shows how to prepare one's mind and how to help others, before, during, and after death. The author explains how spiritual preparation for death can completely transform our relationship to the end of life, dissolving our fear and helping us to feel open and receptive to letting go in the dying process. Daily meditation practices, the stages of dying and how to work with them, and after-death experiences are all detailed in ways that will be particularly helpful for those with an interest in Tibetan Buddhism and in Tibetan approaches to conscious dying. Part Two addresses the practical issues that surround death. Experts in grief, hospice, the funeral business, and the medical and legal issues of death contribute chapters to prepare the reader for every practical concern, including advance directives, green funerals, the signs of death, warnings about the funeral industry, the stages of grief, and practical care for the dying. Part Three contains heart-advice from twenty of the best-known Tibetan Buddhist masters now teaching in the West. These brief interviews provide words of solace and wisdom to guide the dying and their caregivers during this challenging time. Preparing to Die is for anyone interested in learning how to prepare for death from a Buddhist perspective, both spiritually and practically. It is also for those who want to learn how to help someone else who is dying, both during the time of illness and death as well as after death.

The Great Concern Book

The Great Concern

  • Author : Edward Pearse
  • Publisher : Reformation Heritage Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601787958

The Great Concern Excerpt :

Are you prepared to die? Sadly, too many people are not ready to face the inevitable. In this book, Edward Pearse delivers ancient wisdom and encourages us to make preparation for death our great concern. Admittedly, it is a hard task that may seem uncomfortable at first. Nevertheless, Pearse faithfully directs us to pursue Christ and all His benefits so that we will be prepared to say farewell to this poor, vain, perishing world and make provision for an eternal state. Table of Contents: A Proposition for the More Profitable Improvement of Burials by Giving of Books 1. Are You Prepared to Die? 2. An Important and Hard Task 3. Attaining Victory and Glory 4. The Finality of Death 5. The Foolishness of Being Unprepared 6. Prepare Yourself Now! 7. Consider Death, Life, Eternity, Delay, and Prayer 8. Pursue Christ, Assurance, Peace, a Good Conscience, and Purity 9. Pursue Greater Levels of Grace 10. Pursue Diligence, Communion, Christ’s Righteousness, and God’s Presence 11. Death for the Believer Appendix: A Proposition for the More Profitable Improvement of Burials by Giving of Books

Living Is Dying Book

Living Is Dying

  • Author : Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611808070

Living Is Dying Excerpt :

An insightful collection of teachings about death and dying to help face life's greatest mystery calmly and with equanimity. Lifetimes of effort go into organizing, designing, and structuring every aspect of our lives, but how many people are willing to contemplate the inevitability of death? Although dying is an essential part of life, it is an uncomfortable topic that most people avoid. With no idea what will happen when we die and a strong desire to sidestep the conversation, we make all kinds of assumptions. Living Is Dying collects teachings about death and the bardos that have been passed down through a long lineage of brilliant Buddhist masters, each of whom went to great lengths to examine the process in minute detail. Renowned author and teacher Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse responds to the most common questions he's been asked about death and dying--exploring how one prepares for death, what to say to a loved one who is dying, and prayers and practices to use as a handhold when approaching the unknown territory of death. Whether you are facing death today or decades from now, preparing for it can help to allay your worst fears and help you appreciate what it means to be truly alive.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning Book
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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

  • Author : Margareta Magnusson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501173257

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning Excerpt :

A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life. In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming. Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.

A Good Death Book

A Good Death

  • Author : Margaret Rice
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2019-05-06
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781760871222

A Good Death Excerpt :

When her own mother died, Margaret Rice realised how completely unprepared she and her family had been for the experience of companioning a loved one who is dying. So she decided to go in search of the information she couldn't find when she most needed it and write the book herself - a novice's guide to death. We live in a period of intense death denial. But what if we were to smash that taboo and ask questions we want answered, like how do we know when someone is close to dying, and how do we best care for them? What actually happens to our body when we die? How do we work with medical experts? How do we deal with the non-medical issues that will come up, such as wills, finances and even social media passwords? Is morphine used to nudge death along or is this just a myth? Where do questions about euthanasia fit in with personal, lived experience? Margaret Rice lifts the lid on the taboos that surround death, sharing practical information and compassionate advice from multiple sources to break down boundaries and offer better choices of care to suit individual needs. This is a book to help the dying and their carers feel less isolated, and help us all face death better.

Dying Prepared in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe Book

Dying Prepared in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2017-10-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004352377

Dying Prepared in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe Excerpt :

Dying Prepared in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe offers an analysis of the various ways in which people made preparations for death in medieval and early modern Northern Europe.

Dessert First Book

Dessert First

  • Author : J. Dana Trent
  • Publisher : Chalice Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780827206717

Dessert First Excerpt :

In the year she served as a chaplain in a hospital “death ward,” Dana Trent accompanied more than 200 people—and their families—on their passage from life to death. Dessert First gathers those stories and lessons, as well as others from her journey with her dying mom, to illuminate the complexity of death and grief, and how we all might better prepare for a “good death.” Dessert First is a deeply personal, touching, and sometimes humorous look at death and dying, and the ways we cope and create meaning for the inevitable end of life. A full appendix includes religious, spiritual, practical, and legal resources for the reader and their loved ones.

Dignity Beyond Death Book

Dignity Beyond Death

  • Author : Rochel U. Berman
  • Publisher : Urim Publications
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105119944028

Dignity Beyond Death Excerpt :

A basic tenet of Judaism is the obligation to value and serve the deceased, to extend dignity beyond death. In Judaism, a death is the affair of the entire community. Preparation of the dead for burial is undertaken by a community organization called the

A Preparation for Death Book

A Preparation for Death

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1800
  • Genre: Death
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : BL:A0022528799

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What to Do When I m Gone Book
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What to Do When I m Gone

  • Author : Suzy Hopkins
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632869708

What to Do When I m Gone Excerpt :

A mother's advice to her daughter--a guide to daily living, both practical and sublime--with full-color illustrations throughout. One sleepless night while she was in her early twenties, illustrator/writer Hallie Bateman had a painful realization: her mom would die, and after she died she would be gone. The prospect was devastating, and also scary--how would she navigate the world without the person who gave her life? She thought about all the motherly advice she would miss--advice that could help her through the challenges to come, including the ordeal of losing a parent. The next day, Hallie asked her mother, writer Suzy Hopkins, to record step-by-step instructions for her to follow in the event of her mom's death. The list began: "Pour yourself a stiff glass of whiskey and make some fajitas" and continued from there, walking Hallie through the days, months, and years of life after loss, with motherly guidance and support, addressing issues great and small--from choosing a life partner to baking a quiche. The project became a way for mother and daughter to connect with humor, openness, and gratitude. It led to this book. Combining Suzy's wit and heartfelt advice with Hallie's quirky and colorful style, What to Do When I'm Gone is the illustrated instruction manual for getting through life without one's mom. It's also a poignant look at loss, love, and taking things one moment at a time. By turns whimsical, funny, touching, and above all pragmatic, it will leave readers laughing and teary-eyed. And it will spur conversations that enrich family members' understanding of one another.