Life Is a Gift: Inspiration from the Soon Departed

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FaithWords, May 20, 2008 - Self-Help - 240 pages
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In candid interviews, terminal patients in the Alive Hospice program talked with authors Bob and Judy Fisher, addressing some of the most important questions we ask about our life and how we've made the journey. These end-of-life ponderings are collected into inspirational and provoking thoughts that will encourage each of us to live life fully. Each story is reflected in thematic chapters-priorities, family, simple pleasures, romance, integrity, regret, forgiveness-crafted into a series of "lessons learned," offering motivation to approach life with more vigor. These powerful stories deliver the clear message that if you wait to really live until you know you are going to die, you risk missing much of the joy life has to offer and the chance to leave a positive legacy.
 

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Bible study book.....didn't resonate with me like I thought it would. It had some good messages, but for the most part I found it rather uninspiring. If you're looking for a Bible study book, there are much better books out there. Read full review

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Life is a Gift is a collection of thoughts from over 100 diverse terminal patients who were on the verge of death. If the reader will carefully examine the testimonies of these people, there is much ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Blessings of Earth
Gathering Around
Living The Moment
A Coloring BookMaddies Story
Finding Purpose
Reconciliation
Defeating RegretPerspective
Defeating RegretTreasuring Relationships
Forgiving and Being Forgiven
Hoping For Heaven
The Final Healing
Living For Others
Living For
It All Comes Down To This

Loving People
Laughing at Life
Getting Along
PeaceShirleys Story
Defeating RegretProactive Discipline
The Ultimate Living and Dying Test
A Word About Alive Hospice
Notes
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Robert Fisher has been a university professor, dean, academic vice president, and has served as president of Belmont University in Nashville for the past six years. He is a Fulbright Scholar and serves in numerous volunteer roles including serving on the NCAA Division I Board and Executive Committee, the board of the Nashville Symphony, and is the current Chairman of the Greater Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Judy Fisher has filled the roles of mother, Middle School science teacher, and currently, the campus-wide coordinator of interior construction and external landscaping/lighting at Belmont University. Judy conducted the large majority of the interviews for this project. Judy is active in community service where she serves on several non-profit boards including the American Lung Association, the Nashville Opera, and most notably, the board of Alive Hospice.

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