Death: The Final Act of Love (Paperback)
This book is a lighthouse for a good death. Dr. Barnett has always loved lighthouses. They have a singular purpose. The light that shines from them guides boats and ships to safety. The light from a lighthouse communicates to the sailor where dangerous rocks and reefs are located. Moreover, it serves as a navigational aid to light the way to safe harbor. This book guides you to a death free from fear and anxiety. It is a beacon of hope for everyone facing a terminal illness. Just as the light from a lighthouse illuminates the night, forgiveness, reconciliation, and a sense of gratitude are the lights that lead us to peace at the end of life. It is your safe harbor.
Author Dr. Terry Barnett has identified three key areas that help the terminal ill and family members say goodbye with a sense of readiness and celebration. Barnett examines the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of dying with and without preparation. Dying is never easy, but the power of forgiveness, reconciliation, and gratitude pave the way for a good death. Barnett provides a safe harbor for one of the most important conversations you can ever have: How do you want to die? Without having these difficult conversations, people die with heighten fear and anxiety. They do not feel ready and have unfinished relational issues. Using humorous and touching stories, Barnett provides practical and insightful information on what it means to die with peace. When you feel ready to transition from this life, your death becomes the greatest act of love.