Its end is part of life’s cycle. It is inevitable and at some point, we have to stand at the end of the line. Death is almost always melancholic. However, is it really death that we are afraid of? And, is it possible to find peace and hope when death is already knocking at your door?

For 27 years, Dr. William Stephenson, often referred to by his clients as Dr. Bill, practiced private counseling dedicated to people suffering from a terminal disease. In his book, “A New Way to Hope,” Dr. Bill shares a few stories out of the 400 people he has helped throughout their journey with a terminal disease.

“A New Way to Hope” records the collective voices of those looking for a ray of light while faced with the inevitable. A hope that would allow them to continue living a meaningful, and purposeful life, as they come to terms with the death and the process of dying. The book allows the readers to walk with the clients as they make the most out of their remaining days, and how Dr. Bill teaches them and their family to see death as our energizer to value today and stop hoping for tomorrow.

“Death is not some monkey wrench that God has thrown into the machinery of our lives. Rather, death is a purposeful part of God’s providence. Knowing that this day is a gift. That tomorrow is not yet given or guaranteed, energizes us to live fully now. This is a hope that is humble and filled with gratitude. It’s a hope that can build bonfires. It’s a hope you will now read about and perhaps urge you to modify your understanding of this four-letter word…Hope.” –Dr. Stephenson writes.

Book available at

A New Way to Hope: Stories That Describe the Journey to Hope

[b]Author:[/b] William Stephenson, Ph.D.

Publisher: Your Online Publicist

Publication Date: November 2021

Genre: Memoir

Target Audience: People who are seeking a deeper meaning of life.

About the Author

Dr. Stephenson’s career as a counselor to persons diagnosed with life-threatening illness, and to those struggling with complicated grief, was successful because of his commitment to the whole person. He assisted more than 400 people who asked him to provide counseling as they came to the end of life. This care also included a commitment to his client’s family and significant others for at least one year after their death. Now retired, he continues to teach and speak on behalf of those who struggle with this drama of dying. He has written three books on recovery from grief and loss.