APPROACHING DEATH by Renee Zeylmans
This beautiful book gives vital advice on approaching the death of relatives, friends and loved ones. Renee’s husband died prematurely and, once she had finished raising their three children, she dedicated her professional life to helping those dealing with death and grief. It’s full of stories about the moment of death and some of the transcendence and wonder of these moments. The author makes it clear that the companions to those who are dying can see the experience as reciprocal – it’s not merely “what can I give them” but also “what can they give me”. Every death is different so there is no common approach, but there is a lot of practical information about death, plus suggestions and contemplations from many traditions that can help us come up with a meaningful death. The book is from Floris so it’s very much attuned to the spiritual life.
160pp, 233 x 155 mm, Paperback, 2019, RRP £14.99