A Rumor of Angels: Quotations for Living, Dying & Letting Go

By Gail Perry Johnston and Jill Perry Rabideau

ISBN: 978-0-9793345-0-4
Paperback, 5x8 inches, 167 pages

Previously published by Random House, this moving anthology has been reintroduced by Cupola Press. Created to be a companion for someone who is facing one's own death or that of a loved one, A Rumor of Angels collects the words of philosophers, poets, literary masters and everyday people who have known loss or are in the midst of it. These numerous voices communicate the varied expressions of grief and shed light on each reader's unique experience. Read A Rumor of Angels from cover to cover and discover strength, hope, comfort and even joy. Use it as a resource to find the right sentiment for a friend in need. And give it as a gift when a card just isn't enough.

  • Over 400 quotes for those who are grieving and for those who want to live more fully, even in their last days.
  • Quotations flow from one to another, helping readers process their grief and move toward a place of peace.
  • Readers are not told how they should feel or what they should do, but are comforted by the words of those who have been there.

"A Rumor of Angels is a refreshing mix of the profound and humorous, the prophetic and the practical. What a wonderful companion for someone who is dying, someone who is grieving the death of someone, or anyone who wants to face life's final journey head on, with eyes wide open." —Gary Thomas, Bestselling author of Sacred Pathways

"As a therapist, I have access to numerous sources of support, but when I lost my daughter, reading A Rumor of Angels was the only thing that brought me comfort." —Launa Nashlund-Jones, M.C.C.C.

"I keep A Rumor of Angels by my bed. For an entire year after my husband died, the only way I could fall asleep at night was to read from this honest and compassionate collection." —Fran Fox

"This is a precious little book. When I say “little” I am referring to size, not to content. The book is full of quotations that are nuggets of gold and make it perfect as a meditational work to aid in healing. I kept this book next to my bed and read several pages a night before sleeping. Having lost my father and both of my siblings within the last five years I found this work particularly helpful and uplifting. This is not the type of book you read and then put on your bookcase to be forgotten, or pass on to someone else. It is a book that can be read over and over to find comfort and help in dealing with the deaths of loved ones. It would make a wonderful gift for someone who has suffered a loss." —Patricia Brown

"A Rumor of Angels is a great tool for caregivers, aides, nurses, and anyone who loves inspiring quotes. I read my favorite quotes in this book to my patients and their loved ones. The quotes are easy to read, yet they are SO fitting, meaningful and motivational. I’m amazed at how well they flow within the chapters. For the low price, I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality and depth." —Kendall Morales, Hospice Aide