Coping with Death
Coping with Death
Coping with Death: A Book for the Bereaved and Those Who Try to Help Them
In this short book author Leslie Scrase helps to uncover and explain those emotions felt when having to deal with death, something we will all be involved with during various parts of our lives but which is often so very difficult to contemplate or discuss.
After many years of conducting Humanist ceremonies the author has gained a great deal of sympathetic knowledge and understanding about bereavement and how to cope with it.
Starting with the funeral ceremony itself, the book goes on to discuss the problems of coping with untimely death, surviving and progressing after bereavement, whether there is life after death, and dealing with the anger or guilt which death can induce.
At the end of the book there are a good number of passages and poems to help stimulate or bring comfort to readers, many of which could also be particularly useful to anyone looking for something suitable to quote within a memorial ceremony.
About the author:
The author was born in Addiscombe, East Croydon. He was evacuated in 1939 and again in 1940, which led to his attendance at Selhurst Grammar School followed by Shebbear College in North Devon.
Following National Service in the Royal Navy he went to Richmond College, London University. Trained as a Methodist Minister, he worked in many places around Britain and also in South India, where he was Principal of an adult training college.
When his views on theology changed, Leslie Scrase left his Ministry and created his own business in Surrey: Alpha Cars, a chauffeur driven service mostly for businessmen and the stars. In 1996 he left this business to concentrate on his work as a Humanist Celebrant, lecturer and author.
His published books include a number of thought-provoking commentaries dealing with Humanism and theology, fiction for both adults and children, poetry and three autobiographical fiction accounts:
Twice married, he and Wendy share over twenty grandchildren. In their spare time they are to be found at their home in Dorset.