Lenoir, NC (PRWEB) November 22, 2010
In 'We Do Remember You,' Steve Butler continues the story from his first children's book, 'A Letter From Heaven,' which told the story of Jamie, a young boy who learns to understand and grieve the death of his sister, Alexandra, who died before she was born. 'We Do Remember You' is a story about how children can still celebrate and commemorate a sibling after he or she has died and gone to heaven.
The story begins with a group of children gathered in Heaven's garden that includes: Alexandra, Adam, Tammy, Olivia, Chandler, and John. They are remembering their parents and other family members on earth and how they are remembering them. Each child discusses how their family is remembering them through simple rituals such as lighting a candle, planting a rose bush, creating memory boxes…etc. 'We Do Remember You,' is designed to help children to understand the death of a sibling, that includes pregnancy loss, and how children can still honor and keep the memory of their sibling alive through simple actions called rituals. Within these rituals of remembrance, our spirits touch the spirit of the one we love, but see no longer.
Amy Prestwood, MA, LPC, NCC, Hospice Counselor
"Steve Butler reminds us that our love for each other surpasses death and transcends us to a new way of being. I now have an essential resource to recommend to all people grieving the death of a child."
Beth Page, Founder of Dakota Winds
"Steve Butler has provided a story of inspiration for bereaved families, especially children who are experiencing the loss of a sibling. The stories of heaven shared by the angelic children in "We Do Remember You" will be comforting to young readers while readers of all ages will learn how to celebrate and remember the precious lives of their loved ones."
Tanya, Christian Children's Book Review
"The tone is warm, loving and gentle. It's a comforting story that is sure to help those in the tides of grief. I like the ideas presented. I think it is important for families, especially children who have lost siblings, to feel free to express their grief in tangible ways. This book is a wonderful catalyst toward that end. I especially like all the resources and poems at the back of the book. They're absolutely beautiful!"
'We Do Remember You,' ISBN: 0965489981 can be purchased online at Amazon.com, and other major online book retailers. The author's website is http://www.alexandrasrose.net
About the Author
Steve Butler is chaplain at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Lenoir, North Carolina. Steve is a native of Chicago and has also served as a college chaplain in Wisconsin and Ohio. He is an Associate Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains and is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Steve has also written, 'We are Known as Christ's Disciples,' a Christian Education resource for children in grades 1-3, published through the curriculum series, Disciples Alive! He has also written a family history.
If you are interested in reviewing 'We Do Remember You', or arranging for a talk and book signing, or interview, please contact Steve Butler at steve @ alexandrasrose.net, or by phone at 828-292-1642.
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