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By Kent L. Koppelman,Dale A. Lund

Wrestling with the Angel addresses the human fight to deal with demise, loss of life, grief, and bereavement. The publication comprises essays, a one-act play, a brief tale, and poetry, together with form poems, rhyming, established verse, and loose verse. within the one-act play, an angel of demise comes for a guy who has lived an unexamined lifestyles and needs to provide an explanation for why he isn't ready to go away. the fast tale bargains a funny examine a guy who resists getting older by means of carrying on with to view himself because the younger guy he as soon as was once. the various genres let for various methods of exploring those matters, yet all are meant to interact the reader's feelings in addition to mind. The writings include reflections and quotations addressing universal human concerns on the topic of our mortality and discover reactions to the lack of a enjoyed one--whether anticipated, similar to the dying of an getting older mum or dad or a person with a terminal affliction, or unforeseen, reminiscent of unintentional loss of life. the ultimate chapters research how getting older reasons us to evaluate our lives and why getting ready ourselves for loss of life can improve the standard of our existence. it is a ebook with many extra questions than solutions, however the reader is invited to proportion within the means of discovering solutions. it's a ebook that calls for the reader to be ok with ambiguity, as the fact it describes is usually ambiguous--a fact that provides us with many decisions yet few certainties. meant viewers: students, hospice staff, funeral domestic administrators, health facility chaplains, ministers, and others who paintings with bereavement matters; periods in loss of life schooling and sessions for psychological future health execs in dying and grief; basic readers who've suffered the lack of a enjoyed one.

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