Interfaith Meditations on the Life to Come
Formatted exactly like our Book of Comfort and Healing, this collection of reassuring quotations helps people face the next stage in life’s eternal journey. It includes short quotations from ten major religions plus words of wisdom from poets and philosophers throughout the ages and around the world.
Give this to anyone who is approaching the end of their earthly life, as well as any friends and relatives who are struggling to accept the coming loss.
These beautiful booklets were designed to be given away in hospital chapels, nursing homes, hospices, and funeral homes, but I am sure that Baha’is will find a myriad ways to use them in their teaching work. They contain over 200 short prayers and quotations from ten different religions and dozens of philosophers, writers and poets, with an emphasis on the six major world religions, including Baha’i. Also available in a Gift Edition.
You Are Made of More than Dust — 1
Your Soul Reflects the Divine — 3
Your Soul is Eternal — 7
Your Soul Is Going Home — 13
The Journey Home Is One We All Must Take — 16
Preparing for the Journey — 18
A Glimpse of Your Home Beyond — 23
Prayers for the Departed — 29
Comfort for the Friends Left Behind
It Is OK to Grieve — 35
Tests Serve a Purpose — 37
Death Is a Gift — 39
God Will Comfort Us — 41
We Will Meet Again — 43
Poems of Comfort — 45
Prayers for Those Who Grieve — 52
Baha’is will want to offer a stack to every hospital, doctor’s office, health clinic, nursing home, hospice, mental health center, and funeral home in your area. Anyone who reads it will be comforted, and will also be impressed by the beauty and power of the many Bahá’í quotations included.
Interfaith Resources is a division of Special Ideas. This booklet was compiled by Justice St Rain and reflects the high-quality and attention to detail that you’ve come to expect from Special Ideas.
This booklet coordinates well with our Book of Comfort and Healing and the sympathy card/booklet Always – Assurances that Our Loved Ones Are with Us Always.
It is 64 pages long, 4.75×7, so it fits our A7 envelope. Easy-to-read 14-point type almost qualifies as “Large Print” so it is easy for older people to read. Inside text is the same dark teal blue as the cover border. Cover art is by Joe Paczkowski.
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From a personal letter –
I have suffered from a genetic illness since my birth 55 years ago. I have beaten countless odds and made liars of many people who predicted my passing, including members of the medical profession.
But clearly God has a plan for me and I keep bouncing back. Recently I was guided to your booklet of prayers and inspirations from many faiths. It has become one more of the bounties and bestowals God showers on me. I have been reading it, sometimes with joy and laughter and sometimes with tears and a breaking heart but always I am comforted and inspired. And renewed, strengthened in my faith. Magnified in my love of God. Lead, encouraged and confirmed on my path and in His plan.
Thank you. For helping me to keep lifting my eyes, turning my face towards God, singing His Glories and for being among the ranks of those with whom He assists.
Rev. Joe Holguin, MDiv –
Every day I visit men, women, and children who are in need of comfort and healing. The title of this interfaith piece, “Book of Comfort & Healing,” is readily accepted by the patients and families I attend to as a chaplain. The prayers and inspiration from several faiths enhance my ministry and enable me to bring comfort and healing to others here at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center/Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. “This is just what I was looking for,” and ” This will help me a great deal,” are just a couple of comments I have heard from some patients. Thank you.