The Lesson of her Death: Jeffery Deaver
The Lesson of Her Death: Jeffery Deaver
Maisie Dobbs Bundle #3: The Mapping of Love and Death and A Lesson in Secrets:Books 7 and 8 in the New York Times Bestselling Series Jacqueline Winspear
Is this really how I want to live my life? Each one of us at some point asks this question. The tragedy is not that life is short, but that we often see only in hindsight what really matters. In what was her first book on life and living, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross joined with David Kessler to guide listeners through the practical and spiritual lessons we need to learn so that we can live life to its fullest in every moment. Many years of working with the dying showed the authors that certain lessons come up over and over again. Some of these lessons are enormously difficult to master but even the attempts to understand them can be deeply rewarding. Here, in 14 accessible chapters, from the ´´Lesson of Love´´ to the ´´Lesson of Happiness´´, the authors reveal the truth about our fears, our hopes, our relationships, and above all, about the grandness of who we really are. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Kessler, Gabrielle de Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006903/bk_sans_006903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nancy Rynes was riding her bicycle when a large SUV approached. The vehicle´s driver, absorbed in texting while driving, plowed right into Rynes. Suffering from severe spinal and head injuries, Rynes knew she was dying. At that moment, she underwent the first of two life-changing near-death experiences - her consciousness split between her frightened, injured self lying on the road, and an impartial, peaceful observer-consciousness who watched as first responders fought to keep her alive. Her second, more lengthy near-death experience came days later, during the surgery that attempted to repair her traumatized spine. Rynes, a scientist and confirmed skeptic, was shown the wonders of heaven, experiencing joy, love, and beauty on such a grand scale that she wept at its magnitude. She then met and spoke with a being who gave her insights into life, love, and the wonders of spirit. After her tour of heaven, she was returned to her body to begin the long, slow process of recovering from injuries her surgeon affirms should have killed her. In Awakenings from the Light, Rynes recounts the amazing sights of heaven, and explains the remarkable insights into life she returned with to share with others. She was gifted with a second chance - a precious opportunity to bring a little bit of heaven into her life on Earth. The wisdom she passes on could well change your life as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Rynes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072450/bk_acx0_072450_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his extraordinarily well-travelled wolf. More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to reevaluate his attitude toward love, happiness, nature, and death. By turns funny (what do you do when your wolf eats your air-conditioning unit?) and poignant, this life-affirming book will make you reappraise what it means to be human. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gareth Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023788/bk_adbl_023788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After thousands of years of pondering it, we still find death one of life´s most perplexing mysteries. Many cultures view death as a window into the true meaning of life. These 24 lectures looking at this often feared subject are an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life´s only certainty. Bringing together theology, philosophy, biology, anthropology, literature, psychology, sociology, and other fields, they are a brilliant compendium of how human beings have struggled to come to terms with mortality. You´ll encounter everything from ancient burial practices, traditional views of the afterlife, and the five stages of grief to the question of killing during wartime, the phenomenon of near-death experiences, and even 21st-century theories about transcending death itself. With personal and cultural enlightenment as the overarching goal, Professor Berkson provides you with eye-opening answers to several major questions surrounding death, including: How do we think about death? How do religions approach death? When (if ever) is it justified to take a life? You´ll also hear a chorus of voices from multiple disciplines, cultures, and ages as they offer sometimes shocking and sometimes refreshing perspectives on death. These voices include the Buddha, St. Paul, Albert Camus, Dylan Thomas, and Elizabeth Kübler-Ross. ´´Many religious traditions teach that a form of regular death reflection can deepen one´s appreciation for life,´´ Professor Berkson notes. ´´And in some traditions, it can actually lead to spiritual transformation or awakening. As the poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, ´Whoever rightly understands and celebrates death at the same time magnifies life.´´´ PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Berkson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000430/bk_tcco_000430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.