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A Sacred Walk: Dispelling the Fear of Death and Caring for the Dying Paperback – September 24, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0615245850 ISBN-10: 0615245854

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: A & A Publishing (September 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615245854
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615245850
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #896,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Five stars! In her book, A Sacred Walk, Donna Authers covers practical, spiritual, emotional and psychological preparation for death and dying - without becoming morbid or sad.  Her book may be used by anyone who is facing the end of life or caring for a loved one and shows how facing death with love and acceptance can bring peace and closure. This book demystifies the dying process and helps the reader face the concepts of death and grief without fear and hopefully without regrets. - Pam Stephan, Editor, About.com Guide to Breast Cancer








Authers has captured the essence of something we don't want to talk about. The heartfelt honesty, the experience drawn, and the helpful teaching will be a valuable fountain for all those facing the death of a loved one.  This book will not only help you heal the fear and issues that surround "the ultimate healing", but also help you experience good grief.  - Rev. Nigel Mumford, author of The Forgotten Touch, Hand to Hand, and After the Trauma the Battle Begins

A Sacred Walk is a sensitive, heartfelt, honest, poignant resource that offers a unique approach to death and dying.  A book for consumers and healthcare providers alike as it taps into their own fears and anxieties.  This book touched my soul, as I connected to the writer's honesty, compassion, great faith, and service to others. I did not want the book to end. - Brigitte S. Cypress, EdD, RN, CCRN, Professor of Nursing, for Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing Journal

Caregivers, seniors, and those with aging parents will find this to be a sensitive, scripture-based read with invaluable insight and personal experiences.  A Sacred Walk is far more about living than dying, offering encouragement to both caregiver and care receiver. This is an excellent book for small-group discussion or to leave at one's bedside, and most certainly to keep desk center for quick reference. - The Living Church Magazine

A Sacred Walk takes a unique approach to dealing with death and dying. As might be expected, it is filled with helpful, practical ideas and insights for caregivers. But this book is different in that it also focuses on lessons the living can learn from the dying. - Rev. Kenneth C. Haugk, PhD, Founder and Executive Director of Stephen Ministries, Inc.

About the Author

After earning a B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Donna Authers enjoyed a highly successful business career in marketing and sales management for nearly thirty years with an international corporation. She moved from the business world to full-time volunteer work in 1992 where she developed a passion for applying her natural caregiving skills to help bring hope and healing to hurting people. These skills have been honed through her sacred walks with others and her leadership in Stephen Ministry and Community Bible Study. She is a gifted teacher and, as such, has trained and mentored other volunteers to develop their own caregiving skills to serve others.

Over the years, Donna has been regularly invited into the homes of many families learning to accept death and has accompanied them throughout the grieving process. She has worked closely with hospice organizations, counselors, social workers and clergy, and has been an advocate for others dealing with the medical system and government agencies.  Today Donna continues to devote much of her time to caring ministries, speaking and writing.  Helping others cope with new chapters in their lives and finding renewed enthusiasm for the future is a key element in her work.

She offers "A Sacred Walk" as a tool readers can use to open a necessary dialogue among their family members and friends about important aspects about life, how to prepare for the inevitable, and how to care for ourselves and our loved ones when the time comes.  For more information, visit asacredwalk.com.     

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I found myself repeatedly engaged as I read.
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As a former hospice chaplain and present hospice volunteer, I have found A Sacred Walk a wonderful help for families caring for loved ones who are dying.
Dr. Richard L. Morgan
Donna Authers gives us a treasured gift in "A Sacred Walk".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Caregiver on November 12, 2008
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This book makes you face the reality of death - for yourself and for those you care about. Through the many real-life examples, the writer provokes you into thinking how you would handle the situations we all know yet often prefer to suppress. It's full of practical ideas and useful insights for caregivers, and encourages everyone to make the most of life till the very end. As I read this book, I found I was drawn into the scenes as though I knew the people involved personally. The writer's honesty, experience and compassion shine through; overall, it's an uplifting message she sends.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth W. Derby on November 2, 2009
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The author, through sharing her own personal experiences--some with humor--connects us to a subject we tend to shy away from. She gives us a treasure chest to reach into when we may be a caregiver or faced with our own ending, or that of a loved one. This book is a must for everyone at any stage of life.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christina Salidis on February 17, 2010
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This book is an amazing how-to guide on a subject most people ignore. This book covers topics ranging from the role of the caretaker, finding a support system to tips on getting all the paperwork in order. Most importantly,I found, was the the advice on how to make the transition of dying a meaningful experience for the loved one passing on. It would be the greatest gift we could give to to our family or friends if we could learn how to "be" with them while they were dying. This book spells it out and makes such a daunting task possible. My mother is very anti-religous and did not want to read the book because of its christian theme. I felt it would be very helpful to her as her parents are very elderly and I knew she would need help with their passing. After resisting for awhile she read the book and agreed that it was very helpful and had tons of good information for everyone. She is going to pass it on to her sisters to read.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Mccain on January 22, 2011
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I probably should have paid more attention to other reviews, but I was trying to find something that would help me understand and help with the trials of a friend whose husband is gravely ill. The book was a bit too 1st person narrative for me...but I occasionally pick it up to try and seek order among the chaos my friend is going through, but I am not prone to quoting scriptures as an answer to confusion and anger.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. L. Parsons MD on December 16, 2009
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As souls incarnate we all share the sexually transmitted, inexorably terminal condition of LIFE. For all of us there is "a time to be born and a time to die". Great literature, the Classics, deal primarily with life and rarely provide insight into the dying process. And yet, as the subject of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE states, "When you learn how to die, you learn how to live". Real potential for healing exists not only for the person dying, but also for the family and loved ones who will remain, and even the caregivers.

Practically and emotionally this beautifully written book addresses issues of facing death, preparing for death, and experiencing death through faith....whatever one's Religion. This book belongs in every person's library to be read then reread along the sacred walk toward death's new beginning. It will inform you, enlighten you, and touch your heart.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary W on May 25, 2009
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Clearly a person of great faith and service to others, Ms. Authers offers her experiences with suffering and death in a practical, intimate and moving guide for caregivers everywhere. Throughout the book is a lovely mother/daughter thread which lets us watch as her mother's questioning of her own faith leads her to a place of great comfort and joy. The ultimate role reversal where the first caregiver becomes the care receiver occurs with grace and love and the obvious devotion between mother and daughter is a love story which we don't want to see end.

This is a wonderful book for anyone who is or may become a caregiver, for anyone who has struggled with their own faith and for anyone who has loved another human being.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By gail on February 21, 2011
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I am a newer Christian (since about 2002) 59 years old. I'm taking care of my husband's 89 year old father. He says he's a believer, but I'm not so sure sometimes. I try not to be judgmental, but encouraging to him. I know he will meet his maker soon and he needs to surrender all to God. I found this book so helpful in so many ways. There is a lot of practical advice along with good Christian value.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Perry F. Sennewald on December 11, 2009
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A friend gave me a copy of A Sacred Walk after my wife passed away recently. I read one chapter a day to digest the information, but the section entitled "The Last Days" was particularly helpful in my grieving process. The writing is exquisite, and I highly recommend this book as a source of applied wisdom on the many perspectives of death and dying - particularly beneficial for family care givers and care receivers as well as anyone who works with patients and their families dealing with end-of-life issues.
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