Anatomy of a Tear: A Chaplain's Stories of Life, Love and by Leon Olenick,Amitai Zachary Malone

By Leon Olenick,Amitai Zachary Malone

existence putting forward real tales of a Chaplain's encounters with sufferers, their households and caregivers as he witnesses their tears of pleasure and heartache in the course of life's such a lot profound moments.

Advance compliment for "Anatomy of a Tear":

“Such a blessing for us! Leon Olenick supplies us tales so easily profound they contact all of the organs of the physique, tenderizing the center, helping the liver to reside a lifestyles worthy dwelling! greater than that, they render the soul so it can emerge clarified. this can be a permanent and valuable read.”

- Mitchell Chefitz, writer of "The 7th Telling" and "The Curse of Blessings"

“These impressive tales are jam-packed with insightful, artistic, and infrequently replicable acts of compassion and loving-kindness direly wanted in healthcare settings this present day. This grasp chaplain unearths the way to expand the wonder and that means of residing into each final moment.”

- Rabbi Goldie Milgram, writer of "Mitzvah tales: Seeds for suggestion and Learning"

“My eyes mist as I input those sacred encounters.  These moments develop into unforgettable and now dwell inside me.  I am ceaselessly thankful to Leon for remembering those instances and for sharing their majesty.  I locate my spirit renewed as I realize myself “living in black and white instead of Technicolor.” the pictures drawn from those relationships will supply new aspiring to all who draw close to.  May the candy water of the tears herein circulate via you and renew.”

- Martha Rutland, ACPE manager, Board qualified Chaplain, United Methodist Minister

“Leon Olenick controlled to combine all of the required studying to be a Rabbi and chaplain with the center. This ebook is a middle opener for clergy and their paintings and for those that hunt down clergy for support. In tale after tale i used to be moved to tears of compassion.”

- Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi, writer of "The Geologist of the Soul" 

“Chaplains input our lives at our so much weak moments. Their activity isn’t to medication yet to heal: to create sacred area the place we will locate wholeness in the middle of our shattering. not anyone does this greater then Reb Leon. The tales in Anatomy of a Tear keep it up this paintings --- his paintings --- throughout the revealed web page. there's therapeutic during this e-book in case you dare to obtain it.”

- Rabbi Rami Shapiro, writer of "Perennial knowledge for the Spiritually Independent"

The following evaluate, “Life declaring Stories,” reviewed by means of Jennie Cohen – The Jewish submit & Opinion (National version, quantity eighty, quantity 2, November 20, 2013, 17 Kislev 5774)

“Many chaplains are being concerned and compassionate, non-judgmental and open-hearted. a few writers are so articulate the reader feels as though she or he is found in the tale. only a few may be able to do either good. To our success, Chaplain, Rabbi and writer Leon Olenick is a kind of few.

Anatomy of a Tear takes one on a trip to locations the place transitority features such age, race, faith and gender, have little significance. What issues as a substitute are the timeless characteristics of kindness, empathy, attractiveness, and love. experience with Olenick as he drives to tremendous actual existence events that you can now not make up, not just regarding end-of-life matters but in addition approximately new beginnings.

Olenick’s ebook is set assorted conditions to which his paintings as chaplain has taken him in the course of all hours of the day and evening. to provide an instance of recent beginnings, one is set a pair of their 90s residing in a nursing domestic, and so they are looking to get married. They ask him to accomplish the ceremony.

One of my favorites titled ‘Hallelujah’ is set being known as at three a.m. right into a Miami local that used to be in a single of the extra violent elements of city. A loss of life has happened and the kinfolk is short of religious help. [...]

Our readers already comprehend this booklet of lifestyles asserting tales is definitely worthy interpreting over and over and might make a superb Hanukkah gift.”

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