The writer speaks as a care-giver for a loved one who suffered through a difficult illness and subsequently died. This experience was followed by careful research with more than four thousand individuals who had also known suffering in their lives. After listening to their stories and gathering data, Dr. Haugk “tested assumptions, and compressed their collective wisdom into gems of compassion and understanding that everyone can learn from and use.” Written from a Christian perspective, the book gives practical examples and specific suggestions about what to say or do and what not to say or do. Kenneth Haugk, pastor and clinical psychologist, is the founder and Executive Director of Stephen Ministries in St. Louis, MO.
Reviewed by Marsha McDaniel