A Life Everlasting

Author: Sarah Gray
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN: 0062438239
Size: 17.94 MB
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A donor mother’s powerful memoir of grief and rebirth that is also a fascinating medical science whodunit, taking us inside the world of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation and cutting-edge scientific research. When Sarah Gray received the devastating news that her unborn son Thomas was diagnosed with anencephaly, a terminal condition, she decided she wanted his death—and life—to have meaning. In the weeks before she gave birth to her twin sons in 2010, she arranged to donate Thomas’s organs. Due to his low birth weight, they would go to research rather than transplant. As transplant donors have the opportunity to meet recipients, Sarah wanted to know how Thomas's donation would be used. That curiosity fueled a scientific odyssey that leads Sarah to some of the most prestigious scientific facilities in the country, including Harvard, Duke, and the University of Pennsylvania. Pulling back the curtain of protocol and confidentiality, she introduces the researchers who received Thomas’s donations, held his liver in their hands, studied his cells under the microscope. Sarah’s journey to find solace and understanding takes her beyond her son’s donations—offering a breathtaking overview of the world of medical research and the valiant scientists on the horizon of discovery. She goes behind the scenes at organ procurement organizations, introducing skilled technicians for whom death means saving lives, empathetic counselors, and the brilliant minds who are finding surprising and inventive ways to treat and cure disease through these donations. She also shares the moving stories of other donor families. A Life Everlasting is an unforgettable testament to hope, a tribute to life and discovery, and a portrait of unsung heroes pushing the boundaries of medical science for the benefit of all humanity.

A Life Everlasting

Author: Sarah Gray
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062438249
Size: 14.73 MB
Format: PDF
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A donor mother’s powerful memoir of grief and rebirth that is also a fascinating medical science whodunit, taking us inside the world of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation and cutting-edge scientific research. When Sarah Gray received the devastating news that her unborn son Thomas was diagnosed with anencephaly, a terminal condition, she decided she wanted his death—and life—to have meaning. In the weeks before she gave birth to her twin sons in 2010, she arranged to donate Thomas’s organs. Due to his low birth weight, they would go to research rather than transplant. As transplant donors have the opportunity to meet recipients, Sarah wanted to know how Thomas's donation would be used. That curiosity fueled a scientific odyssey that leads Sarah to some of the most prestigious scientific facilities in the country, including Harvard, Duke, and the University of Pennsylvania. Pulling back the curtain of protocol and confidentiality, she introduces the researchers who received Thomas’s donations, held his liver in their hands, studied his cells under the microscope. Sarah’s journey to find solace and understanding takes her beyond her son’s donations—offering a breathtaking overview of the world of medical research and the valiant scientists on the horizon of discovery. She goes behind the scenes at organ procurement organizations, introducing skilled technicians for whom death means saving lives, empathetic counselors, and the brilliant minds who are finding surprising and inventive ways to treat and cure disease through these donations. She also shares the moving stories of other donor families. A Life Everlasting is an unforgettable testament to hope, a tribute to life and discovery, and a portrait of unsung heroes pushing the boundaries of medical science for the benefit of all humanity.

Life Everlasting

Author: Bernd Heinrich
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544002265
Size: 12.33 MB
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Describes the animal world's treatment of death, from animal burial and prey disposal behaviors to the important role of humans as scavengers.

Life Everlasting

Author: Duane S. Crowther
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 0882908006
Size: 10.50 MB
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Life Everlasting is a fascinating examination of man's future life from the time of death until his entry into the heavenly realms. the book reaches beyond the commonplace to give profound new insights into the nature of the life to come.This book examines eyewitness accounts of more than 200 individuals who have ventured into the spirit world and have then returned to tell of their experiences. It also draws extensively from the scriptures and from the discourses of Latter-day Saint leaders. As the evidence of these accounts is analyzed, numerous new understandings are revealed to the reader. Within these pages are vivid descriptions of spirit-world conditions including buildings, landscaping, wearing apparel, organization, occupations, and Church callings. Many instructive descriptions of the amazing capabilities of spirit beings are provided. of special interest are the vivid descriptions of Jesus Christ as He has appeared to many who have entered into Paradise. the numerous roles of spirit beings who visit the earth, as Gardian Angels and in other capacities, are described in detail. the factors which govern man's time of death are discussed, and the nature of man's new birth into the next life is described in detail by those who have experienced it.Life Everlasting peers into the spirit prison and hell and reports conditions in those environments. Then it sweeps forward in time to analyze the nature of the resurrections and final judgment. a careful consideration of the final rewards available to man is made, with detailed and spcific coverage of the fate of the sons of perdition and the destinies of the inhabitants of the telestial, terrestrial and celestial kingdoms. the final chapter is a penetrating explanation of the nature of godhood and exaltation.Few books have ever combined such a wealth of now concepts and interesting information with the careful presentation, documentation and scholarship of Life Everlasting. Latter-day Saints will find strong evidences which confirm their beliefs in the afterlife. Others, no matter what their religious oriention, will find Life Everlasting to be one of the most far-reaching, comprehensive presentations of life-after-death experiences in print. It is inevitable that this book will continue to be widely read and discussed for many years to come.

Life Everlasting

Author: Robert Whitlow
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1418512613
Size: 11.42 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With her client's husband somewhere between this world and the next, attorney Alexia Lindale makes an everlasting choice. The youngest son of a family consumed by greed, Baxter Richardson lingers on this earth in a coma. His wife wants him dead to protect her secrets. His brother wants him dead to gain control of the family empire. And though Baxter's father fights to keep him alive, even he has ulterior motives. But Baster has a surprising ally. A classically trained painist, Ted Morgan believes music can be used as prayer. And Ted's divinely-inspired playing has been slowly pulling Baxter back from the brink of death. Attorney Alexia Lindale represents Baxter's wife, Rena, but has no idea that she and her client are being played in a game that has higher stakes than a single legal case. As Baxter grows stronger, the more endangered he becomes. As Alexia navigates her responsibilities to her client, her relationship with the gifted musician, and her new relationship with God, she must discern the truth as it pertains to life, death, and life everlasting.

Tuck Everlasting

Author: Natalie Babbitt
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9780374302030
Size: 13.80 MB
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Critically acclaimed when it was first published, Tuck Everlasting has become a much-loved, well-studied modern-day classic. This anniversary edition features an in-depth interview conducted by Betsy Hearne in which Natalie Babbitt takes a look at Tuck Everlasting twenty-five years later. This title has Common Core connections.

A Life Everlasting

Author: Miranda Hearn
Publisher:
ISBN: 0340827556
Size: 19.48 MB
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London, 1785, and James Mallen, an eminent surgeon, is found dead on the banks of the Thames. As his restless ghost searches obsessively for the identity of his own murderer as well as for the spirit of his lover, Augusta, he begins to gather other ghosts around him - ghosts such as Queen Caroline, bewailing her ill-treatment by King George, and his maid, still keeping an eye out for him beyond the grave. Woven into the story of his afterlife is the parallel narrative of his life: of the rising science of medicine and of his rise through society, his marriage, and his passionate affair with Augusta, the charismatic wife of an MP, that leads to his ultimate downfall. Together both narratives give a vivid, atmospheric impression of the times and, with great imagination, playful humour and emotional subtlety, Miranda Hearn makes her ghosts as real and affecting as their earthly selves.