What the Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living   -     By: Samuel Lee Oliver
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Haworth Press / 1998 / Paperback

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What the Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living is a spiritual approach to health care that teaches the reader about values, hope, and faith through actual experiences of terminally ill persons. This unique approach to health care teaches the living how to deal with grief and the bereavement process through faith and prayer. Priests, pastors, chaplains, and psychotherapists will learn how to treat parishioners or patients with the values the dying leave behind, allowing part of their deceased loved one's beliefs and teachings to guide them through the grieving process. In the end, you will also become aware of your spiritual self while helping others heal and renew their soul.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Haworth Press
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 8.46 X 6.07 X 0.42 (inches)
ISBN: 0789004763
ISBN-13: 9780789004765
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What the Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living is a spiritual approach to health care that teaches the reader about values, hope, and faith through actual experiences of terminally ill persons. This unique approach to health care teaches the living how to deal with grief and the bereavement process through faith and prayer. Priests, pastors, chaplains, and psychotherapists will learn how to treat parishioners or patients with the values the dying leave behind, allowing part of their deceased loved one's beliefs and teachings to guide them through the grieving process. In the end, you will also become aware of your spiritual self while helping others heal and renew their soul.While What the Dying Teach Us concentrates on the values you can learn from the terminally ill, the author includes his own views on: how our tears manifest the depth into which our relationship with a deceased loved one travels how dimensions of reality lead us to appreciate the present experiencing events in life without judgment or comparison the role faith may play in health care as a healer of the terminally ill how the strength of prayer can drastically change livesWhat the Dying Teach Us celebrates the spirit loved ones leave behind and teaches you how to surrender into an eternal relationship with them. Furthermore, because of this experience, you will be able to find a new and deeper realization of your own existence. What the Dying Teach Us will help you spiritually connect with yourself as well as with deceased loved ones that continue to live on through faith.

Publisher Description

What the Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living is a spiritual approach to health care that teaches the reader about values, hope, and faith through actual experiences of terminally ill persons. This unique approach to health care teaches the living how to deal with grief and the bereavement process through faith and prayer. Priests, pastors, chaplains, and psychotherapists will learn how to treat parishioners or patients with the values the dying leave behind, allowing part of their deceased loved one’s beliefs and teachings to guide them through the grieving process. In the end, you will also become aware of your spiritual self while helping others heal and renew their soul.

While What the Dying Teach Us concentrates on the values you can learn from the terminally ill, the author includes his own views on:

  • how our tears manifest the depth into which our relationship with a deceased loved one travels
  • how dimensions of reality lead us to appreciate the present
  • experiencing events in life without judgment or comparison
  • the role faith may play in health care as a healer of the terminally ill
  • how the strength of prayer can drastically change lives

What the Dying Teach Us celebrates the spirit loved ones leave behind and teaches you how to surrender into an eternal relationship with them. Furthermore, because of this experience, you will be able to find a new and deeper realization of your own existence. What the Dying Teach Us will help you spiritually connect with yourself as well as with deceased loved ones that continue to live on through faith.

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Author: Samuel Lee Oliver
Located in: South Bend, IN
Submitted: June 02, 2004

    Tell us a little about yourself.  You can find out more about me on: www.soulandspirit.org

    What was your motivation behind this project?  I wanted people to realize that each of us is on a spiritual path. We are becoming more soul than body as we age or mature into who we really are. Life is a journey to enjoy, learn from, and embrace with all our humanity and with all our spirit.

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  I hope people will learn that dying people are "really" coming alive from the inside out. Our ability to serve the needs of the dying enables us to find our authentic voice and our authentic self through compassion and unconditional love.

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  Wayne Dyer Carolyn Myss Deepak Chopra Brian Swimm Ram Dass Rev. Shoney Oliver - he is my dad

    Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:  I have worked with dying people professionally for over 15 years.

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