Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Death books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- Death (The Art of Living) (2014)
- No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life (2003)
- On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families (2014)
- Death (The Open Yale Courses Series) (2012)
- The Denial of Death (1997)
- Connections in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 48) (2019)
- I Miss You: A First Look at Death (2001)
- Death Grip: A Medical Thriller (Dr. Annabel Tilson Novels) (Volume 4) (2018)
- The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel (2020)
- Death (2014)
- Swedish Death Cleaning Activity Guide: A Complete 4-week Guide to a Clutter-free Life (2019)
Death (The Art of Living) (2014)
The fact that we will die, and that our death can come at any time, pervades the entirety of our living. There are many ways to think about and deal with death. Among those ways, however, a good number of them are attempts to escape its grip. In this book, Todd May seeks to confront death in its power. He considers the possibility that our mortal deaths are the end of us, and asks what this might mean for our living. What lessons can we draw from our mortality?
No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life (2003)
“[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth.” –His Holiness The Dalai Lama With hard-won wisdom and refreshing insight, Thich Nhat Hanh confronts a subject that has been contemplated by Buddhist monks and nuns for twenty-five-hundred years— and a question that has been pondered by almost anyone who has ever lived: What is death?
On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families (2014)
One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Kübler-Ross’s famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kübler-Ross first explored the now-famous five stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
There is one thing we can be sure of: we are all going to die. But once we accept that fact, the questions begin. In this thought-provoking book, philosophy professor Shelly Kagan examines the myriad questions that arise when we confront the meaning of mortality. Do we have reason to believe in the existence of immortal souls? Or should we accept an account according to which people are just material objects, nothing more?
The Denial of Death (1997)
Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life’s work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker’s brilliant and impassioned answer to the “why” of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie — man’s refusal to acknowledge his own mortality.
Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads and, with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr.
I Miss You: A First Look at Death (2001)
When a close friend or family member dies, it can be difficult for children to express their feelings. This book helps boys and girls understand that death is a natural complement to life, and that grief and a sense of loss are normal feelings for them to have following a loved one’s death.
Something horrid is spreading in the great outdoors…While fetching dinner for her internal medicine team, medical student Annabel Tilson comes face-to-face with Jae Nixon, a park ranger in need of medical care. Ever the Good Samaritan, she gives him a ride to the hospital where he is diagnosed with the flu and sent home. Around the same time, her best friend on the rotation has no energy to spare. He drops out due to a diabolical and mysterious disease.
From Calabria to Connecticut: a sweeping family saga about sisterhood, secrets, Italian immigration, the American dream, and one woman’s tenacious fight against her own fateFor Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella’s childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents—moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns.
From the pages of Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comes fan-favorite character Death in a collection of her solo adventures! The first story introduces the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One day in every century, Death walks the Earth to better understand those to whom she will be the final visitor. Today is that day. As a young mortal girl named Didi, Death befriends a teenager and helps a 250-year old homeless woman find her missing heart.
If like most people, you aren’t sure what the Swedish Death Cleaning involves, then this guide is exactly what you need to not only help you understand the concept but to also walk you through every step of the way. Designed and organized into a 4-week exercise, you get a daily guide that shows you exactly what needs to be done, how to do it and when to do it.
Best Death Books: The Ultimate List
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The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After
Author(s): Julie Yip-Williams
ID: 2325297, Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, Year: 5 Feb 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub
Defying Jihad: The Dramatic True Story of a Woman Who Volunteered to Kill Infidels—and Then Faced Death for Becoming One
Author(s): Esther Ahmad
ID: 2375087, Publisher: Tyndale Momentum, Year: 4 Jun 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub
The Forever Angels: Near-Death Experiences in Childhood and Their Lifelong Impact
Author(s): P. M. H. Atwater
ID: 2402516, Publisher: Bear & Company, Year: 3 Sept 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.