DEATH IS BUT A DREAM by Dr. Christopher Kerr – Spotlight & Giveaway

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There are times, when I read something so profound I’m really unable to get my head around the right words to write. Such is the case with DEATH IS BUT A DREAM (Avery). It’s a collection of stories of dying patients telling their stories about their impending deaths. Far be it for me to sum up such delicate thoughts and points of views. Dr. Christopher Kerr says this book “arose from the bedsides of patients whose words awed, inspired and enlightened me (Dr. Kerr).”

Here’s a summary: Courtesy: AVERY PenguinRandomHouse

“Christopher Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet he has tended to thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love, meaning and grace. They reveal that there is hope beyond cure as they transition to focus on personal meaning. In this extraordinary and beautiful book, Dr. Kerr shares his patients’ stories and his own research pointing to death as not purely the end of life, but as a final passage of humanity and transcendence.

Drawing on interviews with over 1,200 patients and more than a decade of quantified data , Dr. Kerr reveals why pre-death dreams and visions are remarkable events that bring comfort and exemplify human resilience. These are not regular dreams. Described as “more real than real,” they frequently include loved ones long gone and mark the transition from distress to acceptance. These end-of-life experiences help patients restore meaning, make sense of the dying process and assist in reclaiming it as an experience in which they have a say. They also benefit the bereaved who get relief from seeing their loved ones pass with a sense of calm closure.

Beautifully written with astonishing stories, this book, at its heart, celebrates the power to reclaim how we die, while soothing the bereaved who witness their loved ones go with unqualified grace.”

My thought: These are not sad stories, but celebrations of life.

We have one copy to giveaway. Just share your thoughts about death. I believe it shouldn’t be fear guiding us toward our last days, but it’s an incredibly sacred individual experience.

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11 thoughts on “DEATH IS BUT A DREAM by Dr. Christopher Kerr – Spotlight & Giveaway

  1. Death is a subject that is generally mot talked about. Our senior center is helping its members discuss the subject with family to help prepare for the inevitable. One is never prepared for the death of a loved one but talking about it helps.

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  2. We have had a lot of family death recently. Sounds like a good book for us. death is obviously inevitable. Hard for those left behind no matter the age.

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  3. Death is a reality, we are born and we know that one day we are going to die, we don’t know when, but death is going to happen. I’m not scared of death, I just would feel sad living all my loved ones behind , but the good thing is , I will see them again when it is their turn to go. We don’t like to talk about death, but a lot of times it needs to be done, especially if we are leaving things behind for our loved ones, it is always have things written down. I know that if I get sick and have something terminal , I would like to know so that I could prepare my family and myself. I think your book would help a lot of people , especially the ones that don’t even want to think about it. Have a Great rest of the week. God Bless you.

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  4. I’ve thought about it a bit the last few years. Lost dad a year ago in September to a long illness and I’ve watched my spouse go through open heart for a tumor in the atrium. It’s made me treasure life more, not take things for granted, and be more conscious of treating others well.

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  5. Death is the one thing we have no control over. It is impossible for us to foresee when and how we will die. It is the biggest mystery of life. I have lost my grandparents, all my aunts and uncles, my parents and my beloved husband, so I know a bit about feelings about death and the remaining grief. Each death was different, each season of grief was different too. The deeper the love, the deeper the grief. Grief is all encompassing. Whatever your belief about death is, determines the type of grief and the way you survive it. I would love to read this book. I would enjoy reading others’ perspective on the subject. Thanks Cindy.

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