Death Is But a Dream

By Christopher Kerr, Carine Mardorossian,

Book cover of Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life's End

Book description

Christopher Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet he has tended thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love, meaning and grace. They reveal that there is hope beyond cure as they transition to focus on personal meaning. In this extraordinary and…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Death Is But a Dream as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Like a lot of people, I am fascinated by “inner vision”: what do people think, feel, and experience in extreme states that they struggle to describe to others?

This book is based on such an approach to the question: a palliative care doctor and team gather the stories of people experiencing visions while undergoing the massive transformation of dying. By re-thinking these deathbed visions not as feverish delusions but as insights into human experience, I was deeply moved on multiple levels. You can sense the dying person’s powerful drive to connect with the past and sometimes with the present, which…

From Ashby's list on re-imagining death, dying, and grief.

Want books like Death Is But a Dream?

Our community of 11,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like Death Is But a Dream.

Browse books like Death Is But a Dream

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in death, dream interpretation, and palliative care?

11,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about death, dream interpretation, and palliative care.

Death Explore 361 books about death
Dream Interpretation Explore 12 books about dream interpretation
Palliative Care Explore 9 books about palliative care