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This resource page is provided specifically for our Unity Church Friends to
help you learn more about URGENT WHISPERS:Care of the Dying and
how you can use it for Education, Community Service and empowering your
membership's personal growth through these timely little nuggets of Spirit.
URGENT WHISPERS: Care of the Dying
by Unity Chaplain and Author Jerral Sapienza
Two bindings. Both are identical text inside; 4¼" x 7"; 152p; $14.95
Standard Paperback (ISBN 0971710708)
Spiral Coil Bound ISBN 0971710759 lay-flat binding.
[ Write an order now. ]
URGENT WHISPERS by Unity Author and Chaplain Jerral Sapienza is an
excellent resource book about End-of-Life Caregiving. But it is so much more than that.
It is also a powerful action guide to richer living, a "map and compass for the soul"
for dealing with loss and change in a number of different contexts, and a reflection
guide and call to meditation for bettering daily life.
Folks using the book are actively seeking to examine their priorities,
love and family, and learning more about themselves and those around them.
It is a unique new approach to stimulating Twelve Powers class discussions, too, with
an added benefit of reminding folks that they have nothing to fear, and
they already know what to do in order to be able to help out at the
Come take a look. Let us show you what the book has to offer, and how it
can be useful in your Educational and Service Ministries, as well as the
Prayer Team and Stephen Ministry Team, if you have those. In addition to
working with the ill and dying, URGENT WHISPERS is also
popping up across the country in book discussion groups, community reading
programs, church fellowships for thinking about new ways of looking at
Life and Living. This is a remarkable book.
- Jerral's special
Twelve Powers of End-of-Life Care
is a useful discussion focus for a mixed discussion of End of Life
issues and Unity Twelve Powers studies. This special
interpretation of the Twelve Powers through a prism of love, loss,
patience, growth and gifts offers uplifting and applicable
concepts for daily life as well.
Media Kit / Info
- Check out the URGENT WHISPERS Media
The initial information pages about URGENT WHISPERS begin at
the Media Kit, which tells you about the basics of the book, the author,
the audience, contact info and ordering information about the book.
- Read some of these URGENT WHISPERS
to help you know more about the book from other people's eyes, we have here
a number of Reviews from various sources posted here. Feel free to
take a look, and even write one of your own, right there, too.
- Review some of the Training Materials
available to Class and Discussion Groups.
We have a number of training materials available for the book, including
- Brief six-week training outlines and
- Complete Class Guide for 7-week course you can download
and print from the web here.
- Instructor Guide
- Participant's Guide
- instructor eval forms
- Instructor Copies of the book available for every order of 25
books or more.
Where to Find URGENT
- Where can you find a copy of URGENT
You may wish to check out this
list of some of
the locations where you can find book, including bookstores, hospices,
hospitals, churches, university contacts and some of the other institutional
contacts who already have the book. This is by no means an exhaustive list
since it depends on folks letting us know where they've seen the book.
But it's a good resource list to see about finding a book in any of the US 50
States, and some international locations.
We're happy to add your church or bookstore to the list of locations where
our books are available, if it's not already on the list. If you
would like to consider stocking the books in your bookstore, we can supply
them wholesale to you, or point you to distributors to serve you.
- If you'd like to order an initial order of books for your bookstore,
then you can use this Online
Order Form and the system will recognize you as a Unity
Bookstore order and apply the 40% bookstore discount for qty 4+. Or,
email or phone in an order
if you'd prefer. We are happy to bill Unity Churches for payment
after you receive the books. Please write the order number on
the check (order number will appear on the invoice which you'll see as
you enter the order online.)
- Print out an OrderForm to copy for
folks who are not on-line.
This is a fill-in-the-blank type order form for you to fill in and
fax or mail back. It is specifically for Unity Churches. For
general public order form, use This one instead.
- Request a Review Copy and tell
us about your church Education Ministries.
We encourage Unity Churches to become involved in
URGENT WHISPERS reading, discussion and service groups
for end-of-life care / Twelve Powers studies. If are willing
to write a review and let folks know what you think, we are
happy to introduce the book to you by sending the church a Review
Copy. See the Review
Copy page for more information.
Site Visits by Jerral
- Personal visits to your church by Jerral for class inauguration,
booksigning, or event
Would you like to host Jerral for a visit to your church? He does
a fair amount of traveling and enjoys visiting Unity Churches along the
way. Sometimes it is for a general unofficial visit just to fellowship
with the church members and get to know another of our family of churches.
Other times may be more event-oriented, to speak, or sign books or visit
a class using the Urgent Whispers: Care of the Dying books.
Jerral is sometimes available to help inaugurate a class kick-off, or help
with the tone and tenor of the class and discussion. Since class formats
often run for several weeks, his out-of-town visits are usually only for a
small portion of the class, (only a day or two.) But it can be a
good attendance draw to have him visit as you start up, for a
presentation or booksigning or class inauguration, kick-off or
We'd be happy to see if we can arrange a convenient date for a visit to
your church. Contact Mollie or Scottie
in our office for arranging a date. An author visit
involves travel and lodging expenses to the hosting church, and a Love
Offering / Collection during the visit. We also suggest that you have
copies of the book in stock at your bookstore there in order to help
ensure that prior to Jerral's visit there will be some familiarity with
the book and his work. This helps to make the visit more effective and
productive for All.
You may want to check in with other Churches (Unity or others) to see if
you can arrange either a community visit for more than one church, or a
series of visits to several area churches, thereby sharing travel and
lodging costs and between churches and lowering the cost of the visit.
- One thing you probably already know if you've read URGENT WHISPERS is
that Jerral has quite an appreciation for the musicality of words. Also a
poet, some of his "sweetest" pieces useful in the context of URGENT
WHISPERS discussion groups, Spiritual Studies, Chaplaincy Orientation, and
the like are those such as his Life's Compass:
A Mission which has encoded within it a secret hidden message of
"Learn Grow Share God's Love"; What is a Unity
Chaplain? (another puzzle poem encoding the word "Chaplain" in a
discussion of what a chaplain is); and one of his classical lyrical works
about "Eternity" and "the Other Side", called " Eternities Aloft The Life's
Compass reminder piece is one which Jerral often makes available at his
talks, and is one which keeps us all on task around here motivationally
here at LLX Press. :-)
- Contact Us if you'd like to host Jerral
for a training, speaking engagement or other event at your church. Let us
know potential dates you'd like to consider, and we'll see what's
We hope this basic information sheet has given you some useful information
and answered any questions you may have. If you do have other
questions where were not answered, then feel free to
Be in Touch and we will be happy to
try and help out.
Thanks again for your interest in URGENT WHISPERS: Care of the
Dying . We look forward to your being in touch.