A message of the hope of heaven and a gift of compassion for the bereaved. “The Next Place” is above all a celebration of life. Exquisite color illustrations guide readers through the verse. Over 700,000 copies sold! Hardcover with dust jacket, 36 pages.
Now also available in Spanish.
Illustrated by Warren Hanson
This is a wonderful resource for anyone experiencing grief. Well written with lovely illustrations.
Back when this lovely volume was extremely easy to acquire at local bookstores, I kept a spare copy as an extra-special “condolence card”. The year “The Next Place” was first published, a dear friend of my Momma’s brought her a copy while she grieved the permanent loss of her good health. (COPD is a miserably uuugly disease!) Ever since then , this dear little volume has been wagged all over the country-side and has been the star feature & the read-aloud at wakes & funerals for all manner of folks. Though technically it’s considered children’s literature it’s been my “go-to” for folks of all ages and stages oh life. It’s platitude-free preachy-free comfortable words are very, very special to me. I hope to soon place a copy in our local public library in memory of a special fellow! In my minds eye, I can just see him reading it aloud to his youngest child!!! Meanwhile I heartily recommend this dab of very comfortable & comforting words for anyone and everyone. Whether ...younger or older, religious or non-religious, grieving or not, it’s a fine way to gently lift spirits.