Tittle:As I Journey On: Meditations for Those Facing Death
Author: Sharon Dardis & Cindy Rogers
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
Publication Date: Feb. 17, 2000
Format: paperback 5 in. x 8 in. 112 pages
Publication Date: Jan. 15,2005
Pulisher:Logos Publisher Ltd.
People who know they will die soon face questions, decision, and conversations that others choose to avoid, and finding comfort and support can be difficult. All too often, books about the end of life address the family, friend, and caretaker, but not the person dying.
As I Journey On: Meditations for Those Facing Death offers a collection of stories that pertain to the end of life, many from the perspective of a dying person. Fifty meditations are arranged by topic, and they include anger, worry, dying alone, endurance, hanging on, good-byes, letting go, grieving, darkness, treasures, loneliness, laughter, wishes, gratitude, hope, and children. Each meditation offers hope and includes a prayer, a question to consider, and an opportunity for the reader to make a resolution for the day. Readers will appreciate being addressed with dignity and respect for the lessons they can learn and share as they journey on.
About the Author:
Sharon Dardis is a registered nurse and a long-time hospice associate. She currently works as a children¡¯s bereavement counselor in St. Paul, Minn. Author Cindy Rogers is freelance writer based in St. Paul, Minn., who specializes in family and children¡¯s publications. Her work has appeared in Home Life, Woman¡¯s Day, Educational Oasis, Parents of Teenagers, Cricket, Guideposts for Children, Highlights for Children, and North Dakota Horizons. She is also the author of A Family for Casey.