The UUA Bookstore Helps You to Remember Those You've Lost
For many, late October is a time for honoring those no longer with us. The deceased are woven into rituals celebrating Halloween, with its costumes of ghosts and ghouls and the Wiccan feast of Samhain, with its ritual of leaving an empty space for the Beloved Dead. The Day of the Dead, also known as Dia De Los Muertos and All Souls Day, is also a time of deep reflection, as families gather to pray for their ancestors.Here are some selections from your UUA Bookstore to help commemorate this season of remembrance.
Beyond Absence: A Treasury of Poems, Quotations and Readings on Death and Remembrance offers words ancient and modern on life's final passage.
Collected by Edward Searl, a Unitarian Universalist minister for over 25 years, these writings are intended to help in composing eulogies, readings at memorial services and funerals, and writing sympathy and condolence cards. Learn more.
In Memoriam is a practical and sensitive guide for planning memorial services. It has been updated and expanded to include advice for creating a unique and appropriate service to fit any circumstance.
The book includes 15 sample services that can be adapted or used as is. Learn more.
After the death of her mother, author Barbara Hamilton-Holway captured her own journey through loss and renewal in this touching book.
Meditative in tone, Who Will Remember Me, reminds us all that from loss we can also discover a new beginning. Learn more.
While Still There is Light is a heartrending and heartwarming account of Nancy Shaffer's final year as she came to terms with her own impending death from a brain tumor.
Part journal, part meditative reflection, Shaffer's account will lend inspiration and courage to those struggling with issues of illness and death of loved ones. Learn more.