Herbert Anderson - The Divine Art of Dying

Examining what the dying person and their caregivers can expect, The Divine Art of Dying looks at the unique moment when a person turns toward death. Based on the author’s own experience, it’s about how we might die well and live well up to the very end of our physical existence. Combining personal stories with solid research on palliative and hospice care, this book identifies the decisions the dying one and his or her loved ones and friends must make. Unlike other books on dying, The Divine Art of Dying takes a broader approach than just a medical one. It is not a case book but rather a well-integrated look at the divine art of living and dying to the fullest, including spiritual insights from many sources along with references from literature, movies, and current culture.

Karen Speerstra was a writer, editor, and the author of ten books, including the Nautilus gold medal winner, Sophia: the Feminine Face of God. She passed away in November 2013 shortly after completing the manuscript for The Divine Art of Dying.

Herbert Anderson is a Research Professor of Practical Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley and a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He has taught a course on dying and grieving every year since 1972. He is the author or coauthor of over 90 articles and 13 books on topics such as death and grief, family living, ritual and narrative, empathy, and men’s spirituality.

Dr. Ira Byock is one of the foremost palliative-care physicians in the country and an expert in end of life decisions. His book Dying Well has sold over 50,000 copies. He served as the president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is currently the director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center.

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$18.95
ISBN-13: 9781611250237
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Published: Divine Arts, 9/2014

Lori Stewart - Grandma, Aren’t You Glad the World’s Finally in Color Today!

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Grandma, Aren’t You Glad the World’s Finally in Color Today! is a story in rhyme that takes readers on a “then and now” journey through time. Narrated by a grandmother thumbing through an old photo album, the story compares her own mother’s life and times to those of her grandchildren today. Side-by-side vintage and full color photos contrast fashion, schools, transportation, entertainment, technology, culture, and the arts from the Great Depression and World War II years to those of today. Grandchildren glimpse what life was like in their great-grandmother’s time and rich color photos give grandparents a peek into their grandchildren’s colorful world!

Lori Stewart is an award winning author of multi-generational books and a range of other works. Born and raised in northern California, she graduated from Santa Clara University and headed east for careers in finance and technology. In addition to writing, Lori ran AFTA Associates, a non-profit organization she founded, that supports wildlife conservation through community enterprise. She also works with the recently launched Ceca Foundation, which promotes quality patient care through programs that recognize exceptional caregivers.

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$19.95
ISBN-13: 9780983929314
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Published: Palmar Press, 9/2014

Jimmie Lewis - A Holy Relationship

A Holy Relationship is a memoir about a sacred path that author Jimmie Lewis took with his now deceased wife in order to create a vehicle for spiritual awareness. It is a love story about one couple who were committed to knowing and living the essence of love, a couple learning how to remove all blocks to intimacy between each other and themselves individually. It's about two people committed to knowing and living the essence of love, no matter what.

Jimmie Lewis is a licensed psychotherapist with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with a double major in transpersonal psychology and couple counseling.

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$13.95
ISBN-13: 9780991462902
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Published: Jimmie Lewis, 4/2014

Literary Lunch: Anita Diamant - The Boston Girl

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Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine--a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love.

Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today." She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels The Red Tent, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night. An award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life.

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The Boston Girl (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781439199350
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Published: Scribner Book Company, 12/2014

Wes Moore - The Work

From the streets of Baltimore and the Bronx, to being an American student at Oxford University after 9/11; a combat officer in Afghanistan during the most intense years of fighting; a White House Fellow during the tumult of the late Bush years; an Obama organizer during that historic campaign; a Wall Street banker at the cusp of the financial crisis; and finally, back home to Baltimore, working to revitalize the troubled city of his own youth; Wes Moore has been at the center of many defining moments in our country’s recent history. The Work is the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to discover the meaning of his life and how he found that meaning in service. He tells stories about his adventures and the lessons he learned about how to create a life that matters from the people he met along the way—from the brave Afghan translator who taught him about what it means to find your fight to the resilient students in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina who taught him the meaning of grit to his late grandfather, who offered him the lessons of grace in service. He also tells the stories of other remarkable changemakers who’ve found deep meaning in their work—from Daniel Lubetzy, the founder of KIND to Esther Benjamin, a former director of the Peace Corps. What their lessons, as well as his own experiences, reveal is that our truest work happens when our personal talents and ambitions meet the needs of the world around us. It’s at that point of intersection—between our gifts and our broken world—that we find the work of our lives, the work that lasts.

Wes Moore is the author of the bestselling The Other Wes Moore. He is a Rhodes Scholar who has also served as an Army Officer in Afghanistan, and worked as a Special Assistant to Secretary Condoleezza Rice at the State Department as a White House Fellow. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and children.

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$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780812993578
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Published: Spiegel & Grau, 1/2015

Vint Virga - The Soul of All Living Creatures

As an emergency room clinician four years out of veterinary school, Dr. Vint Virga had a life-changing experience: he witnessed the power of simple human contact and compassion to affect the recovery of a dog struggling to survive after being hit by a car.  Observing firsthand the remarkably strong connection between humans and animals inspired him to explore the world from the viewpoint of animals and taught him to respect the kinship that connects us.

With The Soul of All Living Creatures, Virga draws from his decades in veterinary practice to reveal how, by striving to perceive the world as animals do, we can enrich our own appreciation of life, enhance our character, nurture our relationships, improve our communication with others, reorder our values, and deepen our grasp of spirituality.  Virga discerningly illuminates basic traits shared by both humans and animals and makes animal behavior meaningful, relevant, and easy to understand.  Insightful and eloquent, this book offers an intimate journey into the lives of our fellow creatures and a thought-provoking promise of what we can learn from spending time with them.

Dr. Vint Virga is a distinguished practitioner and leader in veterinary behavioral medicine.  He consults nationally to zoos and wildlife parks, private corporations, and professional organizations on the care and well-being of animals and has appeared as featured guest on ABC World News, PBS's Nature, and National Geographic Explorer.

 

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780307718877
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Published: Broadway Books, 7/2014



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