Radical Acts of Love: How We Find Hope at the End of Life (Hardback)Janie Brown (author)
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In Radical Acts of Love, Janie Brown, oncology nurse of thirty years and counsellor of cancer patients with terminal diagnoses, recounts twenty conversations she has had with the dying; including those personally close to her.
Each conversation uncovers a different perspective and experience of death, while at the same time exploring its universalities. As well as offering an extremely sensitive and wise insight into our final moments, Brown offers practical ways to facilitate the shift from feeling helpless about death to feeling hopeful; from fear to acceptance; from feeling disconnected and alone, to becoming part of the wider, collective story of our mortality.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 418 g
Dimensions: 220 x 144 x 30 mm
'For a book that concerns itself with so many ways of coming to terms with death, this remarkable book is hugely life-affirming. It makes you think not just of how you might want to approach death, but of how you might want to live. These conversations from the heart of dying are bold, gracious, often witty and full of love. They accompany you in the dark. Then they let the light in' - Jackie Kay
'A book about love as much as it is about death ... This is a glorious book that I would not hesitate to give to anyone facing an unwelcome diagnosis or prognosis of their own or of a loved one. It is kind and practical. . I learned so much and feel glad that it exists and convinced that many people will be helped by Brown's generous sharing of more than 30 years' experience of working with the dying' - The Times
'Compassionate, sensitive and heart-warming tales of the one thing in life that's certain' - Professor Stephen Westaby
'Remarkable ... Everyone ought to read this book, because we are all going to die, and this book will help us to do it with grace and courage. More than that: it will help us help our loved ones to die without fear or regret. What greater gift than that can a book bestow on the reader?' - Richard Holloway'The most surprising and beautiful travel guide to a journey we will all have to make. Janie Brown has accompanied many great souls through their final days on Earth, and what she has learned she offers us now in this exquisite book about life' - Chris Cleave
'A work of quiet and often devastating courage. Radical Acts of Love is a roadmap, a tool kit and a love song to the human heart. This deeply wise and beautiful book has challenged, comforted and changed me. I will give it to everyone I love' - Louise Brearly
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