“Death and the actual process of dying are some of the most fearful and terrifying life experiences that my patients encounter. Rev. McLaird has produced a wonderful and succinct guide to these often-taboo topics. The issues are discussed beautifully, bringing to bear the author’s years of experience as a pastor and caregiver. Most importantly, it is often humorous and quite pragmatic as the book affords us a roadmap to follow on what is likely the most important journey of our lives.”
Steven Fugaro, M.D. San Francisco, CA. USA.
"George's book is wonderful! So clear and inspirational. Readers will respond to his invitation to prepare for the end of life, and he has given them all the tools they need to diminish their fear of death." - Carolyn, PhD. http://www.carolynconger.com/
This book is very helpful for health care providers, patients, and families when approaching death or when people are planning for their death even when death is not imminent. The author has vast experience in this area and brings his experience, wisdom, and humor to this often ignored task. The book was helpful to me personally and professionally and I recommend it to patients.”
-G. Richard Smith, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Public Health
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
George's book is a fantastic addition to his other publications. Since none of us are going to live forever, every person alive needs this excellent book! Way to go, George! - Sonnee Weedn, PhD.
During Rev. George McLaird’s Sausalito pastorate, the Sausalito Presbyterian Church was widely referred to as the church where the pastor teaches that “God is user friendly.” It was a reputation well earned. With his latest book, “I Hear You're Afraid of Dying or Afraid Someone You Love Will Die Before You” Pastor McLaird charts a pathway to now making “death user friendly.”
"It is an extremely valuable gift not only to those either facing their own death or the death of a loved one, but to all of us who consciously or sub-conscientiously harbor a fear of death. This book opens a conversation through philosophical insights, plain talk and concrete suggestions aimed at facing those fears and moving beyond them. There is much to be grateful for in this book!" Rev. Dr. Joan L. Carter
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