Barbara, People have asked me when and how I can offer others your booklets.
With anyone, an acquaintance or close friend, you can always just say, “I have some materials I have found helpful, would you like to see them?” Depending upon your relationship with the person who is dying you might give the booklets to someone close to the patient and suggest they read them first to see if they feel comfortable with them.
A Time To Live is for a person with a life threatening Illness. Some people with a life threatening illness read Gone From My Sight: The Dying Experience even though Gone From My Sight and The Eleventh Hour: A Caring Guideline for the Hours to Minutes Before Death are written for the family and caregivers.
When a person is not eating, is withdrawing, and sleeping more they are beginning the dying process (that will be two - four months before death actually occurs). This is the time to give Gone From My Sight to a family member. When a person begins sleeping with their eyes partially open and has the signs from Gone From My Sight of one - three weeks before death, give The Eleventh Hour. Then use My Friend, I Care: The Grief Experience as your sympathy card following the death.
None of this is set in stone, common sense and intuition are your best guides at times like these.
Something more about when to use the books..
If uncommon symptoms arise during the dying process, I am happy to answer any questions here on my site or on my Facebook Group, End of Life Care and Bereavement. My "door" is always open to support you.