Over the years, Peter Roebbelen has had the painful privilege of walking with too many friends as they prepared to die. His journey with them has been intensely personal and altogether unsafe. As he grieved and reflected on their deaths, what began to take shape were insights into life and living. He began to understand the many ways in which God was bestowing gifts of life upon his friends in their seasons of dying, and that on many occasions, the dying were living better than he was – they were more fully alive, more fully present, more keenly aware of what was important and what was needed. This book is filled with their stories, their wisdom and their tears.
There are many helpful books about the dying process and about coping with loss and what to expect as one journey’s through grief. This is not one of those books. This book looks at the possibility of life in the face of death’s certainty. With the dying and their caregivers showing the way, this is a book of thoughts, stories and reflections, about finding life in the season of dying.
About the Author
Peter Roebbelen has been in pastoral ministry for over twenty-five years. During that time he served several different churches and established non-profit housing, a counselling centre, and a safe house for teenage girls. He is also the President of The Charis Foundation which exists to promote Christianity and alleviate suffering around the world. He has a Masters of Divinity in Counseling. He and his wife Sharon live in Oakville, Ontario, CANADA.