The End of the Island
Finding Life in the Movements of Human Suffering, Pain, and Loss
Imprint: Resource Publications
"So often in life, it is not so much the experience but the reflection upon each experience that gives our life meaning and purpose. This book, written sometimes like a story, sometimes like a conversation, and supported every step of the way with thought-provoking questions and prayer, gives the reader many opportunities to pause and reflect. It is a simple yet profound guide to choosing how to live wisely, with meaning and purpose."
--Barbara Hunter, certified Presence-Based Coach®
"This book gently encourages the reader to embark on a journey through the deepest questions of life, pausing here and there for reflection and inviting personal insight. It is to be savored slowly and prayerfully. Tucker's strong faith leads him to a universal comprehension of suffering and belief that supersedes denominational and religious affiliation. One cannot read this book without being touched."
--Elsa Hale Mintz, Rector Emeritus of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Glenmoore, PA
"Jeffrey Tucker, a thoughtful and compassionate chaplain, draws from his experiences in the hospital setting to share poignantly about the reality of suffering within the human experience. Almost poetically he gives voice to the various faces of suffering and the movement of suffering through its challenges and questions to places of resolve and acceptance."
--Barbara Emery, Chaplain and Spiritual Care Team Leader, Paoli Hospital
"The End of the Island is a book to embrace. Initially [Tucker] promises much, and as you are moved by the narrative . . . you soon discover he delivers what he promises. Read it first alone, then read it with your book club or with a church group. But by all means, read it."
--Stephen L. Dutton, Christiana Care Health System, Manager of Pastoral Services, CPE Supervisor & CPE Program Director