Review: For Love of Dying

Tiffany Smead worked in the home healthcare industry for five years caring for the elderly during which time she stood with clients, friends, and family members as they prepared to take their final breaths here on this earth.

For Love of Dying is the culmination of experiences in her spiritual walk that shaped her understanding of death from God’s perspective. She explores the need for healing from grief to live life more fully and to enjoy the memories our loved ones left behind as we release the anchors of sorrow weighing us down.

Let your heart be glad as you share a walk down the path of healing.

This book is a short, but sweet read that deals with grief and loss along with the comforting thoughts of seeing those loved ones someday again in Heaven.  The author reflects on her own firsthand experiences and how she comes to terms of having peace in some of the times before losing someone.  Not that it takes away the sadness, but knowing that they’re no longer in pain and that she’ll see them again someday… that’s where the peace is found.

Personally, I can’t say that I’ve lost anyone and have had that kind of peace beforehand.  Then again, the loss I’ve dealt with seemed sudden to me, even if I sort-of knew it was coming.

The writing is easy to read and I found it to be relatable as well.  The book is not very long at all, and still, the author’s insights could leave the readers to want to learn more about these difficult topic.  It’s good to see a book like this because it’s something that we don’t want to deal with, but we have to because death is inevitable in life.

I found For Love of Dying to be encouraging.  It made me think about those I’ve lost and once again made me grateful that I’ll see them again someday in Heaven, whether it’s after my own passing or when it’s time for Jesus to come back for His children.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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