10 books about death: for those who go and those who remain

The head of the Advisory service on issues of palliative care Fund “AdVita” Ekaterina Ovsyannikova wrote on his page in Bookmate book reviews the end of life. “Pravmir” publishes a compilation she made for the portal.

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Genevieve Ginsburg, “Widow to widow”

This book has a lot of practical advice, including about how to organize their lives after the funeral of the Person that you were like a stone wall. When I don’t know how to pay water bills, etc.

It will be useful not only to widows but to all who have lost significant close, who took over many household tasks. In the book you can find answers to questions on how to survive the holidays without a loved one that can support.

The only negative – the American way of life is different from Russian, and not all tips are applicable in our country. In addition, it describes how to offer help and support to any grieving person.

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, “Life and eternity. 15 conversations about death and suffering”

With themes of death and suffering definitely will each of us face, and think about them sooner rather than later. This book will be a good helper and help you find guidance and answers to difficult questions. In this book many examples from the experience of Metropolitan Anthony, which can help when communicating with suffering and dying people. I think it should be read by everyone, regardless of faith.

Amelie fried, Jacky Gleich, “But grandfather’s in the suit?”

A book that should be read together with the child 5-7 years to answer questions about death, which is inevitable in each of us.

Questions that will help to find the answer to this book: “do I Need to take baby to funeral? Needless to say to children about the death of loved ones? How to explain death to children?”

Irina Semina, “You’re not alone, girl.”

The book is written in simple language, will help you survive the loss of not only the women who lost a child, but for all the people experiencing the loss and asking myself questions that seem to have no answer.

The book is about the fact that you are not alone, even if you live with a sense of hopeless loneliness, about support and about what can help a competent psychologist. The book supports a lot of fairy tales and stories. It wants to give to all mothers who have lost children.

Annabelle Pitcher “My sister lives on the mantelpiece”

A very sad book about how one family was a tragedy, killing one of the daughters, and how different experience this tragedy the father and mother of the girl, her twin sister and brother.

The book that we have very different kinds of loss and we do not always have the resources to cope with this situation and be strong.

Katerina Gordeeva, “to Beat cancer”

Accessible language the book describes what cancer is, ways of prevention and diagnosis, as for the cure, which will be able to cure him. And about the feelings that patients, doctors and their loved ones.

With all this, for me it’s not a book about fighting, about winning only as a cure. It is about the fact that cancer can be defeated, even if the cure will not and you’re in a hospice.

The book gave me words that I often quote to explain what hospice is: “neither he Nor the son is now not afraid of the word “hospice”. Because I know that it’s just the guest house. Where to visit — and go. One of the two possible roads in life”. Nothing better to say already, in my opinion, impossible.

Ken Wilber, “Grace and grit”

A book that really influenced me, it can change the Outlook. It is the story of Ken and Tracy, about their love sometimes I wanted to say “tak ne byvaet”.

Tracy was diagnosed with cancer 10 days after the wedding, statistically, the possibility of getting them in her case was minimal. The book is valuable because the story is told and Tracy, and Ken, this gives you the opportunity to look at the experience of the disease at different angles and positions ill, and from the perspective of someone close.

Despite the romance of their love story, the experience is not a fairy tale, he is honest and not embellished. I was particularly struck that close to suffering as much (though different) as the one who is sick. We often sympathize with someone who is sick, forgetting how important someone who is near, and how hard it is. Fault, neglect of their interests and needs destroy the person and the relationship with the family.

And this story shows: anger, anxiety, apathy and helplessness – are natural, encounter them for absolutely everything, regardless of education and proximity relations. And, most importantly, the book is about that traumatic experience may lead not only to stress but also to personal growth.

Philip Yancey, “Where is God when I suffer?”

I think each of us asked ourselves this question at least once in your life. In this book there are different thoughts on this, it is possible to find a suitable answer or formulate your personal.

One of the most valuable chapters is about how to be with a grieving person, how to behave in order to be support. The author seeks to answer the question posed in the title, as in the texts of the Church fathers, and the stories of “ordinary” people.

Anne-Dauphine, Julian, “Two small steps on wet sand”

Many people in Russia heard the phrase “you need to add days of life unless you add life to days”, but few know that these words belong Jullian.

How to live, if your child is sick, incurable progressive disease? Where to find resources and sense if your child is rapidly deteriorating?

This book gives hope that, regardless of the prognosis, you can find the strength to live and that parental love helps you to smile even through the tears.

Wendy Mass, “the Meaning of life. Jeremy Fink”

The book, which can be of interest to teenagers. It can be read together, especially in times of crisis, when we most often think about the meaning of life and our mortality.

But that will change in our lives, if we learn the date of our death? If we want to change something? Will we be able to tell you about our discoveries and values yet little boy? Fun, lively and touching book, which will help to find answers to very painful and difficult questions.

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