On the Death of Your Beloved
Ann Keeler Evans, M.Div.
6 x 9" - 192
pages - $15
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one book you need when someone dies.
This manual will help you understand what needs to be done,
to do it in a style that will comfort and sustain you. This book
is about good goodbyes that are worthy of the people we loved,
that will help heal aching hearts and empty spaces.
death of a beloved friend or family member finds almost everyone
unprepared and numb, a wash in details and decisions.
In Remembering a Life, Ann Keller Evans becomes the companion
we all wish to have: compassionate, wise, and filled with the
sort of pratical knowledge and useful ideas that one learns
only from years of hands-on experience in helping people to
say goodbye. Buy this book now. Someday you will need
Naomi Remen, M.D. Author
Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessings
books on death give you only a small slice of what you need to
know: grieving, for example, or how to write a funeral service.
Remembering a Life gives you all of what you need to
know when a loved one dies: the immediate decisions that are necessary,
planning the services, information on funeral homes and home funerals,
lasting memorials, anticipated deaths and unexpected deaths, organ
donations, caskets, making the calls, picking up the pieces of
the deceased's life, and a meditation on the afterlife.
involves the ultimate letting go, both on the part of the dying
and for those left. Rituals help us to come to that place of
letting go, and this book offers wonderful alternatives around
that and celebrating the life and death of a loved one. Really
fills a gap in hospice literature.”
Laura Campbell, Hospice R.N.
Filled with resources and references for books and web
sites, Remembering a Life ends with help in getting your
own affairs and funeral plans in order.
Keeler Evans is an honest, warm and compassionate guide who
encourages the reader to move through, and not around, the troubling
waters of grief so that healing can begin. Fresh perspectives
that will serve also as important resources for clergy and pastoral
Rev. O. Allen Lumpkin, S.T.M., Founding Director of
the School of Pastoral Care, Geisinger Medical Center
KEELER EVANS, M.Div., graduated from Union Theological
Seminary in New York, and has worked in the San Francisco Bay
Area for many years as a minister, thealogian and ritualist.
She specializes in creating interfaith rituals; with her warm
and witty manner and her beautiful singing voice, she is much
in demand as a ceremonialist.
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