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A Good Ending

A Compassionate Guide to Funerals, Pastoral Care, and Life Celebrations

by (author) David Sparks

United Church Publishing House, The United Church of Canada
Initial publish date
May 2014
General, Death, Grief, Bereavement
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    May 2014
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Wow, that was a good funeral. Comments like this are not an accident but the result of care and planning, contends David Sparks in A Good Ending. This practical book gives advice and ideas for every step along the way, from supporting the dying person, to planning a funeral, life celebration, or memorial, and to being with those left to mourn. Whether you are a new or seasoned worship leader looking for fresh insights or ideas or someone looking for guidance to support a dying loved one, you'll find this an indispensable resource. Practical helps include prayers, sample meditations and service outlines, and detailed check lists also available as downloadable file.

About the author

David Sparks has served as a minister for 38 years in The United Church of Canada and the United Reformed Church of England and Wales. He has written six books of lectionary-based prayers in the Prayers to Share and Pastoral Prayers to Share series (Wood Lake Books) and his hymns have been published in hymn books in Canada and USA. Sparks has led workshops on various aspects of public prayer. Now retired, he lives with his wife in British Columbia.

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