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Jul 14, 2012

This book outlines the process of entering into a relationship with those who are dying. Although the focus of attention is on Hospice Volunteering, it can be read and used by anyone caring for someone involved in the care of a dying loved one. As you read these pages, you will find yourself connecting with Mary and Jim in places deep within your heart known as the place your soul calls home.

You will find your heart awaken into an eternal love with each section of this book allowing you to discover your true nature. Your creative imagination will enter into places you knew as a child. It is the place inside you where dreams come true. Let your heart open where your mind takes you in this book and you will find that place whereby we are known as we are truly known.

Sam Oliver has cared for the needs of the dying in palliative care for over 22 years. During that time, he has served as the Chair and Co-chair of Hospice Ethics Committees in Indiana and Ohio. He has served several years as a State Continuing Education Chairperson for the Association of Professional Chaplains in Indiana.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2012 7:15pm
Oct 13, 2011

A Fish Named Ed by Sam Oliver is now on Kindle for 99 cents. It is a limited time offer folks. Here is the link.

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Posted: Oct 13, 2011 6:38pm
Oct 3, 2011

This New Novel by Sam Oliver is a story on Pregnancy Loss as told through the eyes of a child. It is about a child that is born into her mother's heart, and the moment she enters into her mother's heart her soul leaves her body and she becomes a Blessed Angel. Just 99 cents on kindle for a limited time. Here is the link.

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Posted: Oct 3, 2011 6:29pm
Oct 2, 2011

99 cents on Kindle. This New Novel on Pregnancy Loss is told through the eyes of a child. If you or a loved one has lost a child through miscarriage, read this book and find comfort in your heart today.

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Posted: Oct 2, 2011 1:43pm
Sep 21, 2009

This book is about "A Fish Named Ed" by Sam Oliver who loses his mother. It goes into the process of grief in a very simple language allowing a child to comprehend where a loved one goes when they die. This is an introspective look at death, and how, your loved one will enter into the heart and soul of a child and find ways to remember with love the loss of thier family. Children will be able to see through the eyes of a young fish the journey into an eternal relationship that will never die. There are exercises as well to help a child cope with their grief.

     "A Fish Named Ed" can be ordered through the publisher @
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Posted: Sep 21, 2009 3:56pm
Aug 9, 2009

"Angel of Promise" by Sam Oliver is a story about a man who made 7 promises to his angel the moment he was born. You will enjoy the reflective nature of this story as it reveals various aspects of a man's soul. It is a story of hope, revelationship, and inspiration.

This book will be published in 2010 through fideli publishing. Tell your friends and family. You will want to share this intriguing story with those you love.

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Apr 17, 2009
A Fish Named Ed
This book illustrates how the experiences of our lives give us internal fortitude; the strength to struggle through life?s changes and events with faith in ourselves and in Our Creator.
It?s a book on loss, transition, and healing.
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This is a children's book focusing on grief and loss. The story is about a little fish named Ed who goes through a series of losses but discovers inner strength as he learns to cope in his new world.  The storyline and message in this little book is so heartwarming and sincere.  The author focuses on interpreting the pain and loss associated with death and grief in a simple and direct way, so that children have an understanding of what they?re going through. You can honestly tell this story came straight from the author?s heart! The counseling experience Sam has really lends a tender guiding hand in this work.  He has also incorporated sections for parents or counselors to discuss the book and write notes as well as sections for the children to write or draw their thoughts and feelings.  It is truly an amazing work.

The adorable illustrations were drawn by Sam?s daughter Emilee and son Lucas, making this book even more special to the man who has dedicated his life to helping others.   The Oliver family currently resides in Ohio. Sam Oliver is a chaplain; currently working with the Hospice of Visiting Nurses in Akron Ohio.  He has written several other books dealing with self-help issues.
For more information on this title please go to   or at   1-888-343-3542
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Apr 7, 2009

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Baby boomers are now facing the challenge of caring for their aging parents, and that challenge knows no borders. Some version of what has happened to the elderly people in my life and in the lives of the people I've interviewed, is happening or will happen to you, the reader, as well. Many of our elderly parents took their last breaths in a nursing home. Their health had deteriorated to a point where they couldn't safely stay in a family environment. You'll read of the turmoil many of us went through as we settled our loved ones in Rosewood on Broadway, or Elim, or Eventide. Homes in other areas will have different names, different physical configurations, different staff. That's immaterial. You'll go through the same agonizing process as you look for the best quality care available. You'll go through the same confusion as you try to find a way to work your parents' new environment into your own life. Some of our people are fortunate enough to die with family, in their own homes. Others die in a hospital. Some cling to a whisper of life in a nursing home. But for all, eventually, their journey must end. Minding Our Elders was written to support you as you travel the last leg of their journey with them. It was written to remind you that you are not alone.

About the Author
For over twenty years, Carol Bradley Bursack cared for a neighbor and six elderly family members. Through the years of caregiving and deaths, she has come to know professionals in the field, as well as many family caregivers. It was the caregivers themselves who inspired and encouraged her to write Minding Our Elders: Caregiver Share Their Personal Stories. According to a 2004 study by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, over 44 million people age 18 and over provide care to another adult. Most are happy to help, but caregiving can become an overwhelming addition to an already busy life. People need support. The purpose of Minding Our Elders is to offer a portable support group. Each story is self-contained. The stories are honest looks at many different situations with a common thread; that caregiving is both hard work, and -- at least in hindsight -- personally rewarding. The stories give comfort and assure people that they are not alone. Bursack writes a newspaper column titled Minding Our Elders, and maintains a Website and two blogs devoted to caregiver, boomer and senior issues. She's written hundreds of articles on eldercare, speaks and gives workshops on caregiving and has been interviewed on scores of national radio programs. Bursack is also a contributing author to The Media Librarian's Handbook (Facet Publishing 2008).

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