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What do you say to a child who may be dying? When It s Time is a Christian picture gift book for children with terminal illnesses and for their parents. Written as a letter from Jesus, this inspirational book of encouragement, comfort and hope, offers a bridge for communication, helps express emotions, and still leaves room for miracles. Its picture book format offers a gentle nonthreatening means for parents to talk with a child, and with each other, about the possibility of the child s death. It still leaves room for hope, without offering false hope, and without saying the child will die.
The phrase, when its time and not before, calms fears and offers hope. Gentle language, coupled with correlating Scripture, reassures the reader that the picture of heaven described in the book is valid. It evokes feelings of safety, security, and peace. The simplicity of the illustrations complements a compassionate message.
The parent and caregiver guide provides information about grief and loss, as well as information about how children view death. Additional sections include suggestions for communication between spouses and with children, helping other children in the family, seeking God, providing structure for children, as well as useful phrases and activities to help children express their emotions and feel comforted.
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Shirley Gibbs is a gifted Christian communicator, Bible teacher, and writer. Her message is one of compassion, encouraging us to discover hope in the faithfulness of God. She finds joy in helping others see God s hand in the ordinary, as well as the extraordinary, times of life.
Shirley is a Licensed Professional Counselor who holds an M.S. in Counseling and a B.S. in Education. For twenty years, Shirley has counseled with individuals, families, and children on a variety of issues including depression, grief and loss, trauma, and parenting issues, as well as severe and persistent mental illness.
While maintaining a small private practice, Shirley enjoys speaking at women s retreats and events, applying her experience as a counselor and Bible teacher to the broad range of emotional, relational, and spiritual problems people face today. God has also granted her the honor and privilege of sharing in the most intimate of journeys that of walking alongside parents and their child who is dying, or in the immediacy of the grief process.
The author of When It s Time, Shirley Gibbs is also a contributor to The Art of Helping: What to Say and Do When Someone is Hurting by Lauren Littauer Briggs.
Shirley and her husband live on a working cattle ranch in Texas. They are the parents of two adult sons and a daughter (in-law), and grandparents of two wonderful granddaughters.
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Book Description Lifevest Publishing, Inc. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2812290371
Book Description Lifevest Publishing, Inc., 2009. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0001355140
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