Categories

 > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Death & Grief

8,705 results were found

Sort by:

DEW FROM HEAVEN
by JUDY LLOYD

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

October 12, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
C.S. Lewis's words on becoming spiritually stronger really resonated with me. He stated, "If we wish to be rational, not now and then, but constantly, we must pray for the gift of faith". This non-fiction book is written for an adult audience seeking spiritual remedies while facing a variety of adversities. Focusing on adversities which expand the soul and broaden one's vision the scriptural and personal accounts in this book speak to the opportunity of remaining resilient and increasing faith while dealing with life's challenges. Fascinating personalities found in this book demonstrate the miraculous powers of Jesus Christ which uplift, heal and bring hope into a sometimes challenging and bleak world.<br />
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
by , Adam Grant

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

April 24, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>Best Seller<br /><br />From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling authors of <i>Lean In </i>and <i>Originals:</i> a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.</b><br />  <br /> After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in ‘the void,’” she writes, “a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.” Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. <br /> <i> Option B </i>combines Sheryl’s personal insights with Adam’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart—and her journal—to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But <i>Option B </i>goes beyond Sheryl’s loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy.<br /> Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. <i>Option B </i>illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead. Two weeks after losing her husband, Sheryl was preparing for a father-child activity. “I want Dave,” she cried. Her friend replied, “Option A is not available,” and then promised to help her make the most of Option B.<br /> We all live some form of Option B. This book will help us all make the most of it.
All Things New: Heaven, Earth, and the Restoration of Everything ...
by John Eldredge

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> bestselling author John Eldredge offers readers a breathtaking look into God’s promise for a new heaven and a new earth.</strong></p><p>This revolutionary book about our future is based on the simple idea that, according to the Bible, heaven is not our eternal home--the New Earth is. As Jesus says in the gospel of Matthew, the next chapter of our story begins with "the renewal of all things," by which he means the earth we love in all its beauty, our own selves, and the things that make for a rich life: music, art, food, laughter and all that we hold dear. Everything shall be renewed "when the world is made new."</p><p>More than anything else, how you envision your future shapes your current experience. If you knew that God was going to restore your life and everything you love any day; if you believed a great and glorious goodness was coming to you--not in a vague heaven but right here on this earth--you would have a hope to see you through anything, an anchor for your soul, "an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God" (Hebrews 6:19).</p><p>Most Christians (most people for that matter) fail to look forward to their future because their view of heaven is vague, religious, and frankly boring. Hope begins when we understand that for the believer <em>nothing is lost</em>. Heaven is not a life in the clouds; it is not endless harp-strumming or worship-singing. Rather, the life we long for, the paradise Adam and Eve knew, is precisely the life that is coming to us. And that life is coming soon.</p>
After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search
by Sarah Perry

Language

English

Pages

371

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<DIV><B>"Stunning." </B>—<I><B>Entertainment Weekly </B></I><B></B><B>|</B><B> "Raw and perfect." </B>—<B>Laura Miller, <I>Slate</I></B><BR /><B>"Heartbreaking yet hopeful." </B>—<B>Samantha Irby, <I>Marie Claire</I><BR /><BR /> A fierce memoir of a mother’s murder, a daughter’s coming-of-age in the wake of immense loss, and her mission to know the woman who gave her life.</B><BR /><BR /> When Sarah Perry was twelve, she saw a partial eclipse of the sun, an event she took as a sign of good fortune for her and her mother, Crystal. But that brief moment of darkness ultimately foreshadowed a much larger one: two days later, Crystal was murdered in their home in rural Maine, just a few feet from Sarah’s bedroom.<BR />  <BR /> The killer escaped unseen; it would take the police twelve years to find him, time in which Sarah grew into adulthood, struggling with abandonment, police interrogations, and the effort of rebuilding her life when so much had been lost. Through it all she would dream of the eventual trial, a conviction—all her questions finally answered. But after the trial, Sarah’s questions only grew. She wanted to understand her mother’s life, not just her final hours, and so she began a personal investigation, one that drew her back to Maine, taking her deep into the abiding darkness of a small American town.<BR />  <BR /> Told in searing prose, <I>After the Eclipse</I> is a luminous memoir of uncomfortable truth and terrible beauty, an exquisite memorial for a mother stolen from her daughter, and a blazingly successful attempt to cast light on her life once more.</DIV>
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself an...
by Margareta Magnusson

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life.</b><BR><BR>In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called <i>döstädning</i>, <i>dö</i> meaning “death” and <i>städning</i> meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In <i>The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning</i>, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming.<BR> <BR>Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.
The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life
by , Tom Pyszczynski

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

May 12, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b><b>A transformative, fascinating theory—based on robust and groundbreaking experimental research—reveals how our unconscious fear of death powers almost everything we do, shining a light on the hidden motives that drive human behavior</b><br /></b> <b> </b><br />More than one hundred years ago, the American philosopher William James dubbed the knowledge that we must die “the worm at the core” of the human condition. In 1974, cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker won the Pulitzer Prize for his book <i>The Denial of Death,</i> arguing that the terror of death has a pervasive effect on human affairs. Now authors Sheldon Solomon, Jeff Greenberg, and Tom Pyszczynski clarify with wide-ranging evidence the many ways the worm at the core guides our thoughts and actions, from the great art we create to the devastating wars we wage.<br /> <i> </i><br /> <i>The Worm at the Core</i> is the product of twenty-five years of in-depth research. Drawing from innovative experiments conducted around the globe, Solomon, Greenberg, and Pyszczynski show conclusively that the fear of death and the desire to transcend it inspire us to buy expensive cars, crave fame, put our health at risk, and disguise our animal nature. The fear of death can also prompt judges to dole out harsher punishments, make children react negatively to people different from themselves, and inflame intolerance and violence.<br />  <br /> But the worm at the core need not consume us. Emerging from their research is a unique and compelling approach to these deeply existential issues: terror management theory. TMT proposes that human culture infuses our lives with order, stability, significance, and purpose, and these anchors enable us to function moment to moment without becoming overwhelmed by the knowledge of our ultimate fate. The authors immerse us in a new way of understanding human evolution, child development, history, religion, art, science, mental health, war, and politics in the twenty-first century. In so doing, they also reveal how we can better come to terms with death and learn to lead lives of courage, creativity, and compassion.<br />  <br /> Written in an accessible, jargon-free style, <i>The Worm at the Core</i> offers a compelling new paradigm for understanding the choices we make in life—and a pathway toward divesting ourselves of the cultural and personal illusions that keep us from accepting the end that awaits us all.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Worm at the Core</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br />“The idea that nearly all human individual and cultural activity is a response to death sounds far-fetched. But the evidence the authors present is compelling and does a great deal to address many otherwise intractable mysteries of human behaviour. This is an important, superbly readable and potentially life-changing book.”<b>—<i>The Guardian </i>(U.K.)</b><br /><br />“A neat fusion of ideas borrowed from sociology, anthropology, existential philosophy and psychoanalysis.”<b>—<i>The Herald </i>(U.K.)</b><br /><br />“Deep, important, and beautifully written, <i>The Worm at the Core</i> describes a brilliant and utterly original program of scientific research on a force so powerful that it drives our lives.”<b>—Daniel Gilbert, Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of <i>Stumbling on Happiness</i></b><br />  <br /> “As psychology becomes increasingly trivial, devolving into the promotion of positive-thinking platitudes, <i>The Worm at the Core</i> bucks the trend. The authors present—and provide robust evidence for—a psychological thesis with disturbing personal as well as political implications.”<b>—John Horgan, author of <i>The End of War</i> and director of the Center for Science Writings, Stevens Institute of Technology</b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
by Caitlin Doughty

Language

English

Pages

281

Publication Date

September 15, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p>“Morbid and illuminating” (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession.</p><br />Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid characters (both living and very dead), Caitlin learned to navigate the secretive culture of those who care for the deceased.<br /><p><em>Smoke Gets in Your Eyes</em> tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters and unforgettable scenes. Caring for dead bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, Caitlin soon becomes an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. She describes how she swept ashes from the machines (and sometimes onto her clothes) and reveals the strange history of cremation and undertaking, marveling at bizarre and wonderful funeral practices from different cultures.</p><br /><p>Her eye-opening, candid, and often hilarious story is like going on a journey with your bravest friend to the cemetery at midnight. She demystifies death, leading us behind the black curtain of her unique profession. And she answers questions you didn’t know you had: Can you catch a disease from a corpse? How many dead bodies can you fit in a Dodge van? What exactly does a flaming skull look like?</p><br /><p>Honest and heartfelt, self-deprecating and ironic, Caitlin's engaging style makes this otherwise taboo topic both approachable and engrossing. Now a licensed mortician with an alternative funeral practice, Caitlin argues that our fear of dying warps our culture and society, and she calls for better ways of dealing with death (and our dead).</p>
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
by Cheryl Strayed

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

July 10, 2012

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>This bestselling book from the author of <i>Wild </i>collects the best of The Rumpus's Dear Sugar advice columns plus never-before-published pieces. Rich with humor, insight, compassion—and absolute honesty—this book<i> </i>is a balm for everything life throws our way.</b><br /><br />Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills—and it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar—the once-anonymous online columnist at <i>The Rumpus, </i>now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir <i>Wild</i>—is the person thousands turn to for advice.
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greates...
by Mitch Albom

Language

English

Pages

218

Publication Date

June 29, 2007

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives<br /><br /></b>Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.<br /><br />For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.<br /><br />Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?<br /><br />Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live.<br /><br /><i>Tuesdays with Morrie</i> is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture T...
by Megan Devine

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<DIV><B>Challenging conventional wisdom on grief, a pioneering therapist offers a new resource for those experiencing loss</B><BR />  <BR /> When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: <I>there is nothing wrong with grief.</I> “Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,” says Megan Devine. “It is a natural and sane response to loss.”<BR />  <BR /> So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible?<BR />  <BR /> In <I>It’s OK That You’re Not OK, </I>Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides—as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner—Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you’ll learn:<BR />  <BR /> • Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief<BR /> • How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve<BR /> • Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to “fix” your pain<BR /> • How to help the people you love—with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process<BR />  <BR /> Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to “solve” grief. Megan writes, “Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.” Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world.<BR />  <BR /><I>It’s OK That You’re Not OK</I> is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.</DIV>

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldnt have due to the Kindle eliminating sp...

David Foster Wallace Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. Ive found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found adve...

Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen Kings On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But Kings prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of Kings greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. Kings On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft that resu...

More >>

Forum - Latest Posts

Re: KindReader.com is currently downSuggestions, Comments
KindReader.com is now back Live!

KindReader.com is currently downSuggestions, Comments
KindReader.com is currently down. I am currently working on fixing the issue. It should be back up soon. Check back soon.

Gregory RzeczkoIntroduce Yourself
Hello, my name is Gregory Rzeczko, founder of KindReader.com. KindReader.com allows users to find books that fit specifically into their budget. The categories include: Free, Prime, <$1, <$2, <$5, <$10, and <$20. After choosing a price point, users can browse by category with new features that make the process more intuitive. Let me know what you think of KindReader.com and post i...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

Kind Reader Monthly Drawing (March 2017)

Congratulations to February 2017's winner Henry H. of New York, USA.

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com