Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Book Review: Peaceful Passage by Kim

Peaceful Passage by Kim West

I am reviewing this book for Christian Women Review
About the Book: 

Kim West / Peaceful Passage
ISBN-10: 0984052666  ISBN-13: 978-0984052660 | List Price: $16.99 | Format: Softcover | Page Count: 240
When your loved one is dying at home you need emotional support and guidance, caregiving help and lessons, organization assistance, an expert adviser and a cherished friend. Peaceful Passage is all of this and more.
From first hearing the news to well beyond the funeral you will keep this resource close by you to give you answers at three in the morning, for encouragement every day and for detailed information on what to do, how to do it and when to do it. Here is guide for you to care well for yourself, your dying loved one, your family, marriage, career and in your spiritual life. 
This book is a labor of love from a professional counselor who cared for her own mother in her final days. One hospice described the book as, “An exceptional tool and resource for anyone assisting a loved one going through their final journey. A delightful, heartfelt, open discussion of processes, tips and things to ponder when traveling with them. Well done, and I applaud you. Thank you from all of us.”

My Review
 In retrospect, God knew I needed to review this book. One of my family was reccently found out that she is beging to walk her final jounery in life. Peaceful Passage has been an invaluable too in helping my family dealing with the iinital diagnosis and trying to decide where to go from there. It is tremednously comforting to me to know they have this book.
. West was at her mother's die during her last months of life, and chronicled the whole process in order to provide a comprehnsive and proven blueprint for others to follow.
I recommend this book to anyone to anyone with older family members.

About the Author:

Author, Kim WestKim West holds a PhD in Clinical Pastoral Counseling and a M.Div. in Counseling and Family, but when her own mother became ill with terminal cancer she found that she had no hands-on knowledge of how to take care of her.
As a counselor she knew to journal her own experience to help her process her grief at losing her mother and she knew how to help her mother finish her life well and be prepared for the life to come. But the day-to-day of taking care of her mother as she died would require learning a whole new set of caring skills. And learn she did.
After completing her own journey with her mother she knew she had to help others who would travel this same path. Peaceful Passage is a merging of her years of counseling experience and the new skills she learned caring for her mother combined with her heart to help and to heal.

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At August 15, 2012 at 9:07 AM , Blogger Kathy B said...

I think the book Peaceful Passage is now a must read. Dad is gone, Mother is 80. and I am in my late 50's. My grown daughter needs to read this book. Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. New follower


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