“The Challenge of Living”
Maximum Living Bereavement Guide

Learning about death can improve the quality of your life. In essence, the goal of this bereavement guide is to enrich your life. All of us will anguish over death at some point in our lives and need to put this learning to work.

We suffer from ignorance, fear and misconceptions about death. Most of us have not considered how our own deaths would affect the lives of those we love: we have difficulty contemplating our own mortality.

In this guide we will explore death from our denial of death through the grief process and on to the transformation and shifting of our own values as we look at death to improve our own lives. Hopefully, this guide contains ideas to assist learning and growth for all readers.

Rochester, MI 1983

‘The Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying”

John D. Canine, Ed.D., Ph.D.The Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying presents an insightful approach to the psychological and sociological aspects of death and bereavement. This fundamental text contains important issues confronting funeral directors today, and emphasizes how other services and systems interrelate – such as government, clergy, and the medical profession – so the most appropriate and coordinated service can be performed.


  • Endorsed by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)
  • Historical and cultural considerations
  • Theoretical foundations of grief
  • Implementation of bereavement aftercare programs
  • Case examples on specific types of death
  • Illustrations, graphs, children’s drawings, and photos

Call our office to purchase a copy of this book, (866) 540-0047.

“What Am I Going To Do With Myself When I Die”

Spring, 1998. The most controversial book ever to come out on death and dying. A book you must have.


  • A more subtle theme of offering a definition of death through the process of “funeralization” that will have an appeal to the general public. There is nothing like it on the market.
  • It includes a national survey of funeral directors conducted by the National Funeral Directors Association.
  • In general, the book is a positive statement about funeral service in America. It also includes some “personal” observations from the author.
  • Chapter #6, “Cremation: Learn Before You Burn” is awesome!
  • It will be used for educational purposes, as well as, the general public.
  • It offers some in-depth evaluations of major funeral service corporations that are buying privately owned funeral homes.

Stanford, CT 1998

To Order Write or Call Maximum Living:

“The Challenge of Living”, $10.00
“El Reto de Vivir,” Spanish Translation!

“Psychosocial Aspects Of Death And Dying”, $40.00

“What Am I Going To Do With Myself When I Die”, $35.00