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by Trudy Harris, Don Piper
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I got this book for Christmas and read it in a couple of days - it's an easy read, and each of the 40 or so stories pushes you on irresistibly to the next. The book ...more
by Trudy Harris, R.N.
Trudy Harris began her career as a hospice nurse in 1981. This collection of over 40 stories, including that of her parents, offers glimpses of what lies beyond, and what the living can learn from the dying.
I picked this book to read for two reasons; I lost my dad in August, and I was with him when he died. I was hoping this book would offer some measure of comfort that he went peacefully and unaf ...more
First, it is not even remotely scientific, nor does it pretend to be. In fact, the author (Trudy Harris) clearly evinces a religious bias and it infuses her interpretation of virtually every experience. That isn't necessarily bad; it just is, and each reader must make his or her own judgment. I'm OK with that.
Second, it is not about near-dea ...more
Trudy Harris worked as a devoted hospice nurse for many years and shares some of her experiences with dying patients. She relates how people say they feel, requests they make, and what they envision and say at the end. She was ab ...more
This hospice nurse is truly amazing, both in her ability to love each patient and her ability to record these experiences.
Glimpses of Heaven: True Stories of Hope and Peace at the End of Life's Journey
by Trudy Harris
Too important to miss, April 27, 2013
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This review is from: Glimpses of Heaven: True Stories of Hope and Peace at the End of Life's Journey (Paperback)
I started reading this book comprised of short stories that allow the reader to enter the most intimate moments in peoples lives.
What is that most intimate moment? It's the moment when they come to the realizatio ...more
I very much enjoyed this book and found the s ...more
The stories are very moving and touching.....but above all the stories are all filled with hope and peace.
Trudy is a bit of "heaven on earth" to patients and their families in making the transition from life to death.
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At this time in my life, I am going through a lot of emotions. My mother will be ending her life journey soon and I wish she had someone like Trudy to help her pass peacefully. But she is fighting death ...more
Whether you think of yourself as a "religious" or not, you will die someday. It's matter of when, where, and how are the
only unknowns. This book of true stories will help you share the hope and the peace of the "beginning", not the ending of your life. You will appreciate and enjoy, yes enjoy, reading "Glimpes of Heaven."
Unfortunately I started reading this on the day my daughter was informed of more cancer in her breast than previously thought. I didn't know if I could read ...more
Well written and Heartfelt
I found this to be an interesting read although I personally am not as deeply rooted in religion as the author. I have cared for family members in final stages of their lives and have not found the process as easy for them as she describes in this book. Perhaps my loved ones just had difficult deaths. Hospice has assisted but I have never had the privilege of the hospice nurse being in attendance longer than about 30 minutes when they visited. ...more
While I at times wondered about the author's theology, I appreciated her pointing to God and Christ and the v ...more