I read this book because I have recently lost a close family member but it is a book that everyone should read especially those of us in our latter years who will inevitably face the death of loved ones. There are very useful practical tips about wills and funerals as well as covering spiritual aspects for Christians and those of other faiths.Each chapter includes references at the end for further information and research. Death is a subject too readily avoided in our society and yet it comes to us all. I entirely agree with the authors that we should talk more openly about this subject and then perhaps we will be better prepared and cope with it better. Please do read this book.