Most of us have been to a funeral or two in our lives. We don’t look forward to them. Often I hear people say, “I’ve never been through this before.”
What’s also true is that many people asked to lead a service think, “I’ve never been through this before.”
Imagine that you, or someone you know, called me and said, “Jon, they asked me to do the funeral this weekend. I’ve never done one. Do you have anything to help?”
Giving a Life Meaning: How to Lead Funerals, Memorial Services, and Celebrations of Life is the email that I would send. It’s a combination of confidence building and competence building. There are samples and examples. There are explanations of what goes into a service. There is a chapter on how to lead a service for a baby.
It’s not for the people who already have a liturgy, who have a denominational script to follow. But there are many of us who don’t have those roadmaps. And that’s why I wrote this.
I don’t expect most of the people who read 300 to need this book. Most of you won’t be asked to lead a service. But some of you will. And it’s possible that you know someone else who needs this book.
And if you hear anyone say, “They asked me to lead a funeral this weekend and I’ve never done one,” you now know where to send them.
Giving a Life Meaning: How to Lead Funerals, Memorial Services, and Celebrations of Life releases today for Kindle and paperback.
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