I saw an interesting question the other day: What Jewish reading material would you recommend for someone elderly, who is contemplating his eventual death?
I'm not at all sure how to approach this; clearly, a lot depends on the person.
I suppose that one should really begin by asking what question the person is looking
to answer. Is the person looking for information about Jewish belief
regarding the afterlife? Is the person looking for ways to deal with the
end of his presence here? Is the person looking for ways to cope with
fear, or to manage disappointment, or to develop acceptance?
Koheles might be a reassuring read for some, and frightening for others.
Some might benefit from Rabbi Maurice Lamm's The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning, I suppose.
Others might want to read Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan's works on Jewish beliefs.
And others might want Breslov works on emunah.
I'm not sure what to do with this; what would you recommend?