The Divine Art of Dying, Second Edition: Living Well to Life's End

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About the Author
After a distinguished career in business book publishing (while at ButterworthHeinemann, a division of ReedElsevier, Karen Speerstra served as Executive Director and Publisher as well as editor;creator of a line of transformative business books), Karen founded a publishing consulting business called "Sophia Serve," where she coaches and edits writers from around the country. She is also the author of several books and lives near Burlington, VT, on a small mountain, where, in addition to writing and editing, she teaches and plays the piano and gardens and tends her nationally registered Chartresstyle labyrinth.
Herbert Anderson is a retired professor of pastoral care living in Sonoma, California. After being a parish pastor in California and a hospital chaplain in New Jersey, Herbert Anderson began his teaching career at Princeton Theological Seminary in the fall of 1969. He has also taught at Yale Divinity School, Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry, two Lutheran seminaries and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. In addition, Anderson is Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago where he taught for 15 years. Anderson was Director of Pastoral Care at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, Washington from 2001-2004. Anderson is a Lutheran pastor with an ecumenical spirit fostered by working in a variety of contexts. Anderson is the author or co-author of over 100 articles and 13 books on topics such as death and grief, family living, ritual and narrative, empathy, leaving home and living alone, men's spirituality, suicide, outpatient care, hospitality, and 'sense and nonsense in the wisdom of Dr. Seuss'. His most recent book was co-authored with Karen Speerstra and is entitled The Divine Art of Dying: How to Live Well While Dying. This book was the 2014 Gold Winner from INDIEFAB. It also received the 2015 Gold Winner award and Best of Small Press from the Nautilus Book Award. A book co-authored with Kenneth Mitchell, All Our Losses, All Our Griefs, is generally regarded as a classic in grief literature. He is a recipient of numerous awards including the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Congress in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Anderson is a nationally and internationally known speaker in the areas of bereavement, family, care of the dying, and pastoral and practical theology.

Dr. Ira Byock is a leading medical authority and public advocate for improving care through the end of life. He is a past president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is the founder and chief medical officer of the Institute for Human Caring, a component of Providence healthcare system. His books include Dying Well, The Four Things That Matter Most, and The Best Care Possible. He lives in Missoula, Montana.