Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Book Review for "Peaceful Passage" by Kim West PhD

I am reviewing this book for The Review Crew at Christian Women Affiliate~
The CWA Review Crew- Christian Women Reviewing
Peaceful Passage, by Kim West, PhD About the Author: Kim West holds a PhD in Clinical Pastoral Counseling and a M.Div. in Counseling and Family, but when her own mother became ill with terminal cancer she found that she had no hands-on knowledge of how to take care of her. As a counselor she knew to journal her own experience to help her process her grief at losing her mother and she knew how to help her mother finish her life well and be prepared for the life to come. But the day-to-day of taking care of her mother as she died would require learning a whole new set of caring skills. And learn she did. After completing her own journey with her mother she knew she had to help others who would travel this same path. Peaceful Passage is a merging of her years of counseling experience and the new skills she learned caring for her mother combined with her heart to help and to heal.
Here are my thoughts about the book. I am so glad that I have this book from Kim West that is called Peaceful Passage. It will take you and your loved one through the many times when you might just want to give up on yourself and let someone else care for your sick and dying loved one. While I was reading the experiences she had while caring for her mother, it brought back many memories that I have from my life when I went to work at the nursing facilities where I live. I learned so much from the elderly where I worked for eighteen years as an Activities Director. If you are considering the care of a member of your family at home, this is the ideal book for you to get and not only read at first, but refer to it real often. I believe it is a good idea to journal your days even if some of them are worse than others. At the end of most of the chapters there is a place to write your thoughts and follow through with the many changes in your loved ones life and your own life too. I am so thankful that Kim has expressed the fact how important it is to trust in God to help us during this time in our lives. This will happen to each one of us some time or another. Peaceful Passage is your all-in-one guide to handling every aspect of this often heart-wrenching and heartwarming journey. You will want to share this book with your family and your friends. Thank you Kim for your expertise information and help when a person needs it the most! *********************************************************************************** facebook *********************************************************************************** Books site *********************************************************************************** Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew

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