Where to find more help - books and websites

  • Practical Matters

WHERE TO FIND MORE HELP

I: BOOKS

Ashton, Mark – On My Way to Heaven. 10 Publishing 2010

Burnham, Elizabeth Dean – When Your Friend is Dying. Kingsway 1983

Craig, William Lane - The Son Rises. Wipf and Stock, 2000

Down, Martin - The Christian Hope: a Guide to Life after Death. Rehoboth Media 2016

Gawande, Atul - Being Mortal. Profile Books 2015

Graham, Billy - Nearing Home. Tomas Nelson 2013

Grollman, Earl – Talking about Death. Beacon Press 2011

Habermas, Gary - The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus. Kregel Publications, 2004

Heike, Elizabeth – A Question of Grief. Hodder 1985

Levine, Stephen - Who Dies: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying. Anchor Books 1989

McQuellon, Richard – The Art of Conversation through Serious Illness. OUP 2010

Morrison, Frank - Who Moved the Stone. Faber 1930

Mundy, Michaelene – What Happens When Someone Dies? A child’s guide to death and funerals. Abbey Press 2009

Parsons, Mike - Suicide and the Church. Grove Books

Sister Frances Dominica - Just My Reflection…Helping Parents to Do Things Their Way When Their Child Dies. DLT 1997

Sheppard, Grace – Living with Dying. DLT 2010

Twycross, Robert - A Time to Die. Christian Medical Fellowship 1984

Wertheimer, Alison - A Special Scar. Routledge 2001

Worth, Jennifer - In the Midst of Life. W&N 2012

Wright, Tom - Surprised by Hope, SPCK 2011

Wyatt, John - Matters of Life and Death. IVP 2009

II: WEBSITES (Accessed August 2023)

Advance Decisions

http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/end-of-life-care/Pages/advance-decision-to-refuse-treatment.aspx

Alzheimer’s Society.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk

Arranging a funeral and finding an undertaker

https://www.gov.uk/after-a-death/arrange-the-funeral

http://www.nafd.org.uk/funeral-advice/find-a-member/

http://www.saif.org.uk/members-search/

Babycentre: stillbirth

www.babycentre.co.uk/a1014800/when-a-baby-is-stillborn

Babycentre: how friends can help

https://www.babycentre.co.uk/x1014809/my-friends-have- recently-lost-their-baby-is-there-anything-i-can-say-or-do- to-help-them

Cancer Research UK what to do when someone dies

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/coping/dying-with-cancer

Child bereavement

www.childbereavementuk.org/

Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group: Facing the death of your child

https://www.cclg.org.uk/Publications/If-your-child-cannot-be-cured

Citizens Advice Bureau (search: death and wills)

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/

Dying Matters

www.dyingmatters.org/

Lasting Power of Attorney

https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney/overview

Macmillan Cancer support

http://www.macmillan.org.uk

Making a Will:

https://www.gov.uk/make-will/overview

http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/for-the-public/common-legal-issues/making-a-will/

Marie Curie Cancer Care

www.mariecurie.org.uk

Miscarriage Association

http://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

NICE (National institute for health and Care Excellence)

www.nice.org.uk

Organ donation

https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/register-your-decision/

Resuscitation Council (UK)

www.resus.org.uk

Samaritans

http://www.samaritans.org

SANDS: Stillbirth and neonatal death charity

www.sands.org.uk

Support after suicide

http://www.supportaftersuicide.org.au/

What to do when someone dies: UK Gov

https://www.gov.uk/when-someone-dies

Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children

http://www.winstonswish.org.uk/

III: BIBLE VERSES

(These are given in the following form: the book of the Bible, then the chapter, then the verse(s))

  • The hope of everlasting life: John 3 v.16, John 5 vv.24-30, John 6vv.35-40, John 10 vv.27-29, John 11 vv.25-27, 1 Corinthians 15.1-26
  • What happens when we die: Luke 23 vv.42-43, Luke 16 vv.19-31, John 14 vv.1-6
  • The choice: Matthew 7 vv.13-14, John 3.17-21
  • The return of Jesus: Matthew 24 vv.29-31, 1 Thessalonians 4 vv.13-18
  • The Last Judgement: Revelation 20 vv.11-15
  • The New Creation: 1 Corinthians 15 vv.35-57, 2 Corinthians 4 v.16 – 5 v.10, Revelation 21 v.1 – 22 v.21
  • Against fear: Isaiah 41 vv.10, 13, 43 v.1, John 14 v.1, 16 v.33

IV: QUESTIONS TO HELP PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT DEATH

  • How do you feel about dying?
  • What is the story of you and God?
  • Do you expect any experience of life after death?
  • Are you afraid?
  • What can be done to help you?
  • What are you hoping for now?
  • What do you want God to do for you?
  • Have you made a Will?
  • Do you know what a Lasting Power of Attorney is?
  • Have you thought about what sort of a funeral you want?

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