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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.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A calm meditative discourse on a most important topic: how we understand and face death. Not a morbid book at all; with moments of sage humor.Published 4 months ago by Joseph A. Franceski
I just finished Richard John Neuhaus' book on death. It's a must read. It is a shame that many Protestants and in particular Evangelicals may not read it because Neuhaus is a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ken Godevenos
I wanted to compare my death experience, as I also lay dying.Published 6 months ago by Rose Marie Ghio Lopez
Very personal and touching. I recommend it to anyone in a caregiving role for the practical and faith building merit of this Pastors struggle with the meaning of death and life.Published 6 months ago by alfon w larson
I have heard this Roman Catholic Priest (formally a Lutheran Pastor) several times. He use to come and address Synod Assemblies before leaving the Lutheran Church. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Rev. Bernard F. Daiker
Much of this memoir of nearly dying is actually about healing and recovery, with a near-death / mystical experience rolled in.Published 11 months ago by Dan Knauss