Facing the imminent death of a loved one can be a difficult and oftentimes painful experience. To help, well-known author Cecil Murphey and hospice chaplain Gary Roe share what they've learned from their personal and professional grief and healing experiences: how to forgive past mistakes--both one's own and the loved one's--affirm the life of the one passing, and give that one permission to let go of this life.
Michal Sparks' serene illustrations add a soothing touch to this encouraging gift book for those experiencing and grieving the death of a loved one.
Saying Goodbye is hard. How we say it is important.
Take heart in discovering what authors Cecil Murphey and Gary Roe have gathered from their personal and professional grief and healing experiences. With sincere compassion and heartfelt concern, they share ways to face this difficult time of life.
Take hope in knowing that you can prepare yourself for such a time as this. Learn what to expect and how to gently affirm your loved one's life experiences.
Take peace in realizing that you can truly experience beauty, love, and healing in these final days.
What others are saying:
“A beautiful book that will offer much solace.” – Sharon Gallagher, Arts/Entertainment Journalist
“Very touching and very soothing.”—ReadingRoomBookReviews.com
“Written with compassion and empathy, like a visit with close friends.”—Tracy Ruckman, PixNPens.com
“Practical, tenderly presented, and helpful.” – Reggie Coe, Pastor
“Written with sensitivity and compassion…a touching guide.”—Examiner.com
“I’m so glad I picked up this book.” – Kimberly Dafferner, Hospice Social Worker
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"Saying Goodbye is a beautiful gift book, perfect for those times when you have no words of your own. Cecil Murphey and Gary Roe write with compassion and empathy, like a visit with close friends. They provide thoughtful tips and some helpful resources for the grieving heart. The paintings by Michal Sparks are more beautiful in person than pictures online can convey."
--Tracy Ruckman, PixNPens.com
"For more than 30 years--as attorney, ministry counselor and friend--I have helped those facing the difficult question, ‘How do I say goodbye?' Often the one asking is a spouse, child or friend, but at times it has been the one near death. Saying Goodbye by Cecil Murphey and Gary Roe has the answer. Written with great sensitivity, love and caring, Saying Goodbye provides a simple, touching guide drawn from the authors' own experiences. I highly recommend this book. I only wish I could have read and shared it all those years ago."
--Chuck Graham, founder and executive director, Ciloa
"This is a very good book for anyone struggling with saying goodbye. It covers many critical areas for those facing loss of a loved one in a very sensitive and practical way. I could recommend it to anyone."
--Steven Higginbotham, Hospice Associate Medical Director
"I like Cecil's style of writing to comfort those who are hurting. This book will be a good tool for all Stephen Ministers and their care receivers to read alone or together."
--Marietta Burgess, Stephens Minster leader, Christ the King Lutheran Church