Faith and Farewell

When Your Parents Approach Their Final Days

by Rev. Dr Jack DiMatteo



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/30/2015

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781490864013
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781490864006
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781490863993

About the Book

A Startling Thought: When did you first realize your parents were not going to live on this planet forever?

An Even More Startling Thought: When did you realize that your parents may die soon?

In Faith and Farewell, a veteran hospice chaplain explores the spiritual dimensions of saying good-bye to aging parents. Discover the Seven Spiritual Themes which commonly surface for adults whose parents are rapidly declining and advancing toward death:








Pastor Jack shares his own story while encouraging others to “let go”, to stop micromanaging every detail, and to entrust those final days to the sovereign will of the Creator.

Learn how to grow spiritually as you lead your parents through the concluding chapter of their lives.

Sensitive and scholarly, Faith and Farewell includes biblical instruction, meditation tools, and insights into how families can cope during the spiritual process of ushering their parents to their earthly finish line.

About the Author

For over 25 years, Rev. Dr. Jack DiMatteo has served as a Lutheran parish pastor and interfaith hospice chaplain. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Kathy and four children.