This is not a feel-good book about the white light and smiling family members at the end of the tunnel. Relying on Scripture, Catholic doctrine, and the words of poets and famous writers, Neuhaus ponders questions such as: Can the soul live on, separate from the body? Is it possible to have death with dignity? How is it that we can be propelled into a tailspin of grief over one death, but be indifferent to the ethnic slaughter of millions in central Africa? Is there really life after death? Christians who are close to death, whether it be their own or that of a loved one, may find this a useful companion, if only for Neuhaus's willingness to shed light on our darkest fears while being brave enough to not know all the answers. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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He is very down to earth/ A good read.
And you regret it because there are few enough people "on your side" and you want to feel good about those already there, especially those with the courage to speak.
His extraordinary work, writings, and books, including this special and unforgettable chronicle, have been a huge inspiration to me.
Much of this memoir of nearly dying is actually about healing and recovery, with a near-death / mystical experience rolled in.Published 1 month ago by Dan Knauss
He writes beautifully but he is not always easy to follow. A great example of lucid Christian thinking on a topic he has now mastered forever.Published 12 months ago by Michael M Daly
I have always been a fan of Father Richard J. Neuhaus. He is very down to earth/ A good read.Published 15 months ago by Margaret P. Rudolf
It is not a bad book but certainly not what I expected. I was looking for something else so my own fault.Published on August 16, 2012 by Bev
I never received the product and finally cancelled the order with Amazon after several weeks.Published on February 13, 2009 by ggdeuces
I picked up this book out of curiousity after hearing about the death of Father Richard John Neuhaus, Catholic priest, former lutheran pastor, and editor of FIRST THINGS (a very... Read morePublished on January 18, 2009 by J. Singer
It's hard for me to believe that Fr. Neuhaus has now succumbed to cancer and is no longer with us. His extraordinary work, writings, and books, including this special and... Read morePublished on January 13, 2009 by Roger Dubin
Based on his own experience with a close brush with death due to complications from colon cancer, the author, a Catholic priest, reflects on church doctrine and philosophical... Read morePublished on February 28, 2008 by D. S. Bornus