Glimpses of Heaven, Repackaged Edition

True Stories of Hope and Peace at the End of Life's Journey

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"Deeply touching and encouraging."--Publishers Weekly

Tender, heartbreaking, and eye-opening, this New York Times bestseller gives you an incredible glimpse at what lies beyond this world through the final thoughts, words, and visions of terminally ill and dying people. Through the eyes of former hospice nurse Trudy Harris, you'll experience more than forty true stories that paint a reassuring picture of life's end.

Whether you are facing the death of a loved one, confronting a terminal disease, or simply wondering what hope lies beyond this broken world, Glimpses of Heaven will touch your heart and reassure you of the great love and peace God longs for you to receive.


"As part of my work I read many books, but Trudy Harris's description of the spiritual experiences of the dying was something that I could not put down. She is clearly loving and compassionate in sharing how the dying prepare for traveling on to the next life. Trudy has written a beautiful work, helping us know what might happen in our own journey as she gives us courage, hope, and faith in realizing that dying is the path to new life."

Francis MacNutt, PhD, co-founding director, Christian Healing Ministries; author, Healing

"It was my privilege to meet Trudy Harris when she began her remarkable and intentional journey of supporting life at its ending. I encouraged her to pursue formal training as a hospice nurse to amplify her innate gift of compassion and ability to provide support and comfort to both terminally ill people and their family members. Her book is a significant addition to the literature in its emphasis on the spiritual dimensions of living each day fully all the way to life's ending. The stories presented reflect the very real communication that occurs at the end of life between the dying person and those who care for them."

Paul Brenner, MDiv; CEO of Hospice Programs in Florida, Maryland, and New York City; consultant for the Healing Project, San Francisco, California

"As I read this book, I cried, I laughed, and I thought . . . of my own mortality. This collection of stories transcends generations and time. These stories have tremendous pathos and show tremendous faith and courage. They reaffirmed my faith that whether or not I'm able to say good-bye to those I love at the end, God will be looking out for me and taking me under his wing. What wonderful stories Trudy has given us and what a wonderful gift to those who will read this book."

Bob Losure, former CNN Headline News anchor

"In nursing school, Trudy Harris was advised by a treasured mentor to focus her skills at the bedside of her patients. As a pioneer in a fledgling hospice program in northeast Florida, she did just that. Her stories from a nearly three-decade career as a dedicated caregiver--much of it helping terminally people to die well and their families to cope with grief and loss--are detailed on these pages with compassion and hope. Anyone who has experienced death or is facing the loss of a loved one will gain strength from the simple yet powerful truths contained in this book. They reflect death not as an ending but merely as an extension of life. Through the stories of real people told here, we will better understand and take comfort in that passage."

Melody Simmons, journalist

"Glimpses of Heaven brings home in so many moving and deeply inspiring ways the reality of life after death--a life filled with the abundance of God's love and the joy of those we loved dearly in this world. We are truly indebted to Trudy Harris for sharing these experiences with many who need to be reassured that the best part is ahead."

Most Reverend John J. Snyder, former Bishop of Saint Augustine

"This collection of powerful and poignant stories offers us a window into the minds and hearts of those who are approaching the end of life. This book is for everyone--from health care providers to social workers to clergy, and all of us who will one day find ourselves saying good-bye to someone we love. Trudy's honest glimpses of the last moments of life reveal years of personal experience and countless acts of compassion. Her accounts of family relationships, faith, doubts, fears, expressions of love and forgiveness, and moments of pure tenderness give us a glimpse into what is really important, in death and in life. Glimpses of Heaven goes where few people venture--into a sacred space that is worth exploring."

Paul Malley, president, Aging with Dignity

The Author

  1. Trudy Harris RN

    Trudy Harris RN

    Trudy Harris, RN, is the New York Times bestselling author of Glimpses of Heaven and More Glimpses of Heaven, a former hospice nurse, and former president of the Hospice Foundation for Caring. Since retirement, Harris remains active in...

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