dying without cryingJ.I. Willett offers her wisdom in her very readable book, Dying Without Crying.  Unlike other lengthy treatises on life, death, and the afterlife, Willett takes the reader’s hand into her own and journeys alongside them – into the reality of death, but also the beauty, potential, and even gift that dying offers each of us.

With nuggets of wisdom peppered throughout this short read, Willett knows firsthand that caregivers and care receivers aren’t in a position for heady, intellectual reading.  So the spirituality she provides is punchy, yet profound.

Readers can take segments of the book as they have time to read it, or they can skip to pertinent chapters that can assist them in understanding and accepting the reality of death.  While death can be a confusing and emotional time, Willett provides that comfort and guidance that is much-needed along the path of grief.  But she does it in such a way that neither downplays nor sugar coats the often raw and very painful parts of dying.

Dying Without Crying is a beautiful, universal grief resource for Catholics and even as an ecumenical book for non-Catholics or even non-Christians.

Text Copyright 2016 Jeannie Ewing, all rights reserved.