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Best Death Books: The Ultimate List

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.

1. Death (The Art of Living) (2014)

 Best Death Books: The Ultimate ListThe 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? And how might we live as creatures who die, and who know we are going to die? In answering…
Author(s): Todd May

2. No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life (2003)

 Best Death Books: The Ultimate List“[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? In No Death, No Fear, the acclaimed teacher and poet examines our concepts of death, fear, and the very nature of existence. Through Zen parables, guided meditations, and personal stories, he explodes traditional myths of how we live and die….
Author(s): Thich Nhat Hanh

3. On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families (2014)

 Best Death Books: The Ultimate ListOne 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. Through sample interviews and conversations, she gives readers a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve that patient, and the…
Author(s): Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Byock M.D., Ira

4. Death (The Open Yale Courses Series) (2012)

 Best Death Books: The Ultimate ListThere 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? Can we make sense of the idea of surviving the death of one’s body? If I won’t exist after I die, can death truly be bad for me? Would immortality be desirable?…
Author(s): Shelly Kagan

5. The Denial of Death (1997)

 Best Death Books: The Ultimate ListWinner 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. In doing so, he sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates more than twenty years after its writing. #3,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #15 in Grief & Bereavement #30 in Medical General…
Author(s): Ernest Becker

6. Connections in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 48) (2019)

 Best Death Books: The Ultimate ListHomicide 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. Rochelle Pickering―whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support. Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new…
Author(s): J. D. Robb

7. I Miss You: A First Look at Death (2001)

 Best Death Books: The Ultimate ListWhen 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. Titles in this sensitively presented series explore the dynamics of various relationships experienced by children of preschool through early school age. Kids are encouraged to understand personal feelings and social problems as a first step in dealing with them. Written by psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas, these…
Author(s): Pat Thomas, Leslie Harker

8. Death Grip: A Medical Thriller (Dr. Annabel Tilson Novels) (Volume 4) (2018)

 Best Death Books: The Ultimate ListSomething 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. Jae Nixon’s illness soon returns and is more than Annabel, her teammates, and a bewildered infectious…
Author(s): Ebel M.D., Barbara

9. The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel (2020)

 Best Death Books: The Ultimate ListFrom 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. Even Stella’s own mother is convinced that her daughter is cursed or haunted.In her rugged Italian village, Stella is considered an oddity—beautiful and…
Author(s): Juliet Grames

10. Death (2014)

 Best Death Books: The Ultimate ListFrom 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. What follows is a sincere musing on love, life and (of course) death. In the second story, a rising…
Author(s): Neil Gaiman, Various

11. Swedish Death Cleaning Activity Guide: A Complete 4-week Guide to a Clutter-free Life (2019)

 Best Death Books: The Ultimate ListIf 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. In this Workbook, the entire concept is simplified and laid out in a format complete with activities, trackers, questions and helpful tips throughout the entire journey. Imagine having an assistant that knows exactly what…
Author(s): Claire Jenkins

Best Death Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some death books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Death scent

Author(s): S V Wolf
Publisher: Black Rose Writing , Year: ©2012, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 877152

The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After

Author(s): Julie Yip-Williams
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, Year: 5 Feb 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2325297

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
Publisher: Tyndale Momentum, Year: 4 Jun 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2375087

The Forever Angels: Near-Death Experiences in Childhood and Their Lifelong Impact

Author(s): P. M. H. Atwater
Publisher: Bear & Company, Year: 3 Sept 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2402516

Disconnected from Death: The Evolution of Funerary Customs and the Unmasking of Death in America

Author(s): April Slaughter,Troy Taylor
Publisher: Whitechapel Productions, Year: 27 Jun 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2394210

An Introduction to Jewish Theology: Biblical and Rabbinic Concepts on God, the Torah, Life After Death, and More

Author(s): Juan Marcos Bejarano Gutierrez
Publisher: Yaron Publishing, Year: 25 Mar 2019, Size: 285 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2383195

Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz

Author(s): Omer Bartov
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Year: 23 Jan 2018, Size: 64 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2393319

The billionaire murders: the mysterious deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman

Author(s): Donovan, Kevin;Sherman, Barry;Sherman, Honey
Publisher: Penguin Canada;Cela, Year: 2020;2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2584213

Under Pressure: Living Life and Avoiding Death on a Nuclear Submarine

Author(s): Richard Humphreys
Publisher: Hanover Square Press, Year: 2020, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2438462

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.

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