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Death and Dying

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  • Lay Me In Gods Good Earth

    $20.00

    A Christian case for natural burial

    The promises of the Christian gospel are never more precious or more beautiful than in the context of death and burial. And yet current burial practices in Western society are archaic and impersonal. They fail to confront us with the reality of death, and they make it harder to process death or to grieve properly.

    Kent Burreson and Beth Hoeltke have been teaching a Christian understanding of death and natural burial for many years. They argue that natural burial-laying the body into the earth in a way that allows it to decompose naturally-is not only better for the environment but is also a more accurate picture of Christian hope of the resurrection. Grounded in sound Christian teaching about death and burial, they advocate for natural burial and offer practical instructions for navigating the complex questions around burial practices.

    Lay Me in God’s Good Earth is not only an immensely practical guide to natural burial; it is also an application of the hope of the resurrection to those grieving the loss of their loved ones.

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  • Parents Guide To Talking About Death

    $4.99

    Death is hard to process at any age, so how can you begin to discuss it with your teen? Learn practical strategies to process the pain of loss by gently addressing commonly asked questions with confidence.

    Features:

    *Why is talking about death so hard?
    *Why should you talk about death?
    *How should you talk to your teen about death?

    This guide also includes parent questions for personal reflection and teen discussion questions for honest conversations.

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  • Among The Ashes

    $23.99

    How can we hold fast to the hope of life eternal when we lose someone we love? In this book William Abraham reflects on the nature of certainty and the logic of hope in the context of an experience of devastating grief.

    Abraham opens with a stark account of the effects of grief in his own life after the unexpected death of his oldest son. Drawing on the book of Job, Abraham then looks at the significance of grief in debates about the problem of evil. He probes what Christianity teaches about life after death and ultimately relates our experiences of grief to the death of Christ.

    Profound and beautiful, Among the Ashes tackles the philosophical and theological questions surrounding loss even as it honors the experience of grief.

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  • Art Of Dying (Expanded)

    $20.00

    Christians can have confidence that because death is not the end, preparing to die helps us truly live. In this well-researched and pastorally sensitive book, Rob Moll explores the Christian practice of dying well, giving guidance for those who care for the dying as well as for those who grieve. This expanded edition includes a new afterword by Rob’s wife Clarissa reflecting on his life, death, and legacy.

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  • Lost Art Of Dying (Large Type)

    $32.99

    A Columbia University physician inspires us to rethink death and offers insights on how we can learn to embrace the art of dying well in this wise, clear-eyed book that is as compelling and soulful as Being Mortal, When Breath Becomes Air, and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.

    As a specialist in both medical ethics and the treatment of older patients, Dr. Lydia Dugdale knows a great deal about the end of life. Far too many of us die poorly, she argues. Our culture has overly medicalized death: dying is often institutional and sterile, prolonged by unnecessary resuscitations and other intrusive interventions. We are not going gently into that good night–our reliance on modern medicine can actually prolong suffering and strip us of our dignity. Yet our lives do not have to end this way.

    Centuries ago, in the wake of the Black Plague, a text was published offering advice to help the living prepare for a good death. Written during the late Middle Ages, Ars moriendi–The Art of Dying–made clear that to die well, one first had to live well. When Dugdale discovered this Medieval book, it was a revelation. Inspired by its holistic approach to the final stage we must all one day face, she draws from this forgotten work, combining its wisdom with the knowledge she has gleaned from her long medical career. The Lost Art of Dying is filled with much-needed insight and thoughtful guidance that will change our perceptions. Dr. Dugdale offers a hopeful perspective on death and dying as she shows us how to adapt the wisdom from the past to our lives today.

    Part of living well means preparing for the end, Dr. Dugdale reminds us. By recovering our sense of finitude, confronting our fears, accepting how our bodies age, developing meaningful rituals, and involving our communities in end-of-life care, we can discover what it means to both live and die well.

    Illustrated with 10 black-and-white drawings throughout, The Lost Art of Dying Well is a vital, affecting book that reconsiders death, death culture, and how we can transform how we live each day, including our last.

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  • Near The Exit

    $20.00

    After her brother died unexpectedly and her mother moved into a dementia-care facility, spiritual travel writer and Episcopal deacon Lori Erickson felt called to a new quest: to face death head on, with the eye of a tourist and the heart of a pastor. Blending memoir, spirituality, and travel, Near the Exit examines how cultures confront and have confronted death, from Egypt’s Valley of the Kings and Mayan temples, to a Colorado cremation pyre and Day of the Dead celebrations, to Maori settlements and tourist-destination graveyards. Erickson reflects on mortality–the ways we avoid it, the ways we cope with it, and the ways life is made more precious by accepting it–in places as far away as New Zealand and as close as the nursing home up the street. Throughout her personal journey and her travels, Erickson helps us to see that one of the most life-affirming things we can do is to invite death along for the ride.

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  • For Thou Art With Me

    $11.95

    Everyone comes to a time when someone they love is facing the end of his or her life. Without a doubt, many thoughts and emotions are dealt with during this time, both for the person with the illness as well as care givers and other loved ones. This counsel in this book provides hope and help.

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  • Whence And Whither

    $24.00

    From one of our most gifted writers and thinkers about death and the meaning of living comes a collection of writings about “what comes next.” Thomas Lynch, funeral director, poet, and author of the National Book Award finalist The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade, has an uncanny knack for writing about death in ways that are never morbid, always thoughtful, often humorous, and quite moving. From his account of riding in the hearse at the funeral of poet laureate Seamus Heaney, to his recounting of the funeral for a young child in the 1800s, to his compelling essay about his own mortality, Lynch always finds ways to make sense of senseless things, as he ponders what will come next.

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  • Walking At The Speed Of Light

    $15.99

    Walking at the Speed of Light is a perceptive offering of memoir and reflections that can be taken one at a time and provide insight and healing for all kinds of darkness. Although many books have addressed grief and depression related to Christian faith, a book that gives readers a Christian perspective on these subjects through forward thinking including organ donation and positive life building offers a unique opportunity. Walking at the Speed of Light begins with the death of Cheryl J. Heser’s thirty-three-year-old son, Joshua, the grief experiences that followed, and the organ donation that affected the lives of over 100 people. Cheryl then provides chapters related to the Light of the World, sharing insight and nurturing for grief and depression as well as an enthusiastic embracing of all aspects of the enlightened Christian faith journey.

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  • Finding Hope And Faith In The Face Of Death

    $17.00

    This book is about giving people hope and faith, comfort and inspiration when a death occurs. It is based on my experiences throughout my forty-year career as a rabbi in helping my congregants deal with the emotions and thoughts that occur when a loved one dies. I have grown to understand, and have taught about, the importance of community when we are mourners, and of the absolute emotional and spiritual power of prayer. The book includes lessons that I have learned personally and professionally, lessons that are relevant to the very real issues brought on by sorrow and regret. My messages not only educate those who read them but also convey a sense of faith and hope that can positively affect our transition from mourning to living our lives. And, they are valid for Jews and non-Jews alike–those who attend services, and those who don’t.

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  • Does God Always Get What God Wants

    $26.00

    Tim’s wife, Anne, died of breast cancer at the age of forty-nine, having battled against the disease for more than six years. Her suffering had a profound influence on their lives and that of their church, and raised challenging questions: – If “”God is in control,”” does that mean God is to blame for suffering? – Why did God not heal Anne? – Is Anne’s death what God wanted to happen? – Does prayer make any difference? – What is God doing about evil? People’s experience of suffering causes them to examine the kind of God they believe in, the nature of the universe God made, and God’s activity in the world. This book explores all three aspects and responds constructively to the complex issues that the above questions pose–and provides powerful reasons for confidence in the firm Christian hope.

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  • Death And The Afterlife (Student/Study Guide)

    $28.00

    Significant aspects of death and the afterlife continue to be debated among evangelical Christians. In this NSBT volume Paul Williamson surveys the perspectives of our contemporary culture and the biblical world, and then highlights the traditional understanding of the biblical teaching and the issues over which evangelicals have become increasingly polarized.

    Subsequent chapters explore the controversial areas: what happens immediately after we die; bodily resurrection; a final, universal judgment; the ultimate fate of those who do not receive God’s approval on the last day; and the biblical concept of an eschatological “heaven.”

    Taking care to understand the ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman backgrounds, Williamson works through the most important Old and New Testament passages. He demonstrates that there is considerable exegetical support for the traditional evangelical understanding of death and the afterlife, and raises questions about the basis for the growing popularity of alternative understandings.

    Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.

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  • When Is It Right To Die

    $18.99

    More and more people who are terminally ill are choosing assisted suicide. When is it Right to Die? offers a different path with alternatives of hope, compassion, and death with real dignity. Joni Eareckson Tada knows what it means to wrestle with this issue and to wish for a painless solution. For the last 50 years she has been confined to a wheelchair and struggled against her own paralysis. And she sat by the bedside of her dying father, thinking, So much suffering, why not end it all quickly, painlessly?

    The terminally ill, the elderly, the disabled, the depressed and suicidal, can all be swept up into this movement of self-deliverance. Skip the suffering. Put a quick end to merciless pain and mental anguish. These are tempting enticements to the hurting. Joni doesn’t give pat answers. Instead, she gives warm comfort from God and practical help to meet the realities for those facing death.

    When Is It Right to Die tells the stories of families who have wrestled with end-of-life questions and found that death with dignity does not necessarily mean three grams of Phenobarbital in the veins. Behind every right-to-die situation is a family. A family like yours. In her warm, personal way, Joni takes the reader into the lives of families and lets them speak about assisted suicide. What they say is surprising.

    Whether you have a dying family member, facing moral and medical choices, or struggling with a chronic condition that feels overwhelming, this book will help you find practical encouragement and biblical advice to help you make difficult decisions.

    This book is revised and updated to examine the current events, trending issues, and the rising acceptance of assisted suicide in this country.

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  • Cancer : A Pilgrim Companion

    $14.99

    A cancer diagnosis is a seismic event. It divides life into before and after, and propels the diagnosed into places of suffering, pain and isolation; life is turned upside down in the present while the future horizon clouds with uncertainty and fear. Despite someone getting diagnosed with cancer in the UK every two minutes, cancer is a disease that is often described as lonely as the sufferer sets out on a tough journey through waiting, treatment and recovery. In this wise and compassionate book, cancer survivor Gillian Straine proposes that this journey through illness, pain and anxiety be reconceptualised as a pilgrimage of discovery. The Christian faith is that we are never abandoned by God, and this promise holds wherever we might find ourselves, whether that is in the doctor’s waiting room, in a chair receiving chemotherapy or lying on the surgeons table. Following the journey of Jesus through the darkness of Gethsemane, to the cross and into the silent waiting of Holy Saturday, this book invites the reader to seek God in their experience of cancer and, by pointing to the glimmers of resurrection hope in remission and beyond, to find healing in their own story of illness.

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  • Our Last Awakening

    $14.99

    “Bring us, Lord our God,at our last awakening,into the house and gate of heaven . . .’ John Donne’s prayer speaks of the hope and promise of a life with God that embraces us beyond death as well as during our time on earth. However, people of faith are not exempt from fears, fantasies and speculation, nor from the normal sequence of grief reactions that afflict bereaved human beings. Poetry, whether or not it is consciously religious, can help. In this selection of poems and thoughtful commentaries, Janet Morley offers an enriching approach to a subject we might prefer to avoid contemplating – our ordinary mortality. Here you will find the work of Dylan Thomas, Gillian Clarke, Philip Larkin, U. A. Fanthorpe, Seamus Heaney, Ann Griffiths, Jane Kenyon, Anne Stevenson, A. K. Ramanujan, Richard Baxter, George Herbert, Roger McGough and many more. Ranging in tone from joyful and ecstatic to gentle, ironic, despairing and even hilarious, these writers help us to look at death, accompany the dying, celebrate those who have died, and articulate our hope about what lies beyond. As a result, we have an opportunity to experience the whole range of human emotions about what it means to live, to love and to be loved.

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  • When God Speaks

    $13.95

    A daughter is unprepared to become the caregiver of her father. Accepting this assignment, one she was chosen for, changes her life.Come along on one woman’s personal journey through heartache, denial, and struggle to a new place of grace. Along the way, she learns to hear God’s voice speaking into her life, her faith deepens, and the depth of her experience becomes more precious than gold.

    Inspiration for all those who are caregivers or deal with:
    Changing life seasons
    illness in the family
    a loved one in denial
    life changes and challenges.

    “A season inspired by God can change your entire life.”
    “Whenever God is speaking into your life, there’s a job he has planned for you. He will give you the tools you need to perform his work in his timing.”

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  • Is Hell For Real

    $7.99

    Introduction: The Problem Of Judgment
    1. Images Of The Afterlife
    2. God Of Justice
    3. God Of Love
    4. The Problem Of Evil
    5. Deserving Causes
    6. Love Really Does Win
    Conclusion: If Hell Is For Real Then…

    Additional Info
    The word Hell conjures up all kinds of nightmares in people’s minds. But also presents a difficulty for many Christians. How can a God who the Bible says literally “is love” condemn anyone to an eternity of torment? Will punishment be eternal? Is Hell for real?

    In this short, accessible book, pastor and author Erik Raymond reviews this important subject for everyone with pastoral warmth and biblical clarity.

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  • Assisted Suicide

    $6.99

    Introduction
    1. A Complex Problem
    2. A Growing Problem
    3. The Right To Die?
    4. The Case Against
    5. Facing Death
    Further Reading
    Discussion Guide

    Additional Info
    In this short book, Vaughan Roberts briefs Christians on the complex questions surrounding assisted suicide. He surveys the Christian worldview and helps us to apply its principles as we navigate life and death in a society with contrasting values.

    Talking Points is a series of short books by Vaughan Roberts, designed to help Christians think, talk and relate to others with compassion, conviction and wisdom about today’s big issues.

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  • Suffering Of Innocents

    $14.99

    Sam and Laura Job have the perfect life. They have a wonderful marriage. Beautiful children. Two great careers. They have a beautiful house in the suburbs. The Jobs are bestowed with all the blessings modern life has to offer. Their life was idyllic until a moment of tragedy changed everything for them, forever. As their family tries to rebuild after this life-altering calamity they struggle to define their relationships with themselves, their relationships with each other and their relationship with God. The Suffering of Innocents looks at the age old question posed in the Old Testament’s Book of Job, “Why do innocents suffer?”

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  • Broken Hallelujahs : Learning To Grieve The Big And Small Losses Of Life

    $17.00

    26 Chapters

    Additional Info
    The losses in our lives are both big and small, and cover a range of experiences. We leave home. We experience physical illness and disabilities. We struggle with vocation and finances. We may long for a spouse or child. We lose people we love to addiction or illness and death. All of these losses can build into questions and doubts about faith. We may experience depression or other mental health struggles. Where is God in the midst of our losses? In this book spiritual director Beth Slevcove shares stories from her own life about losses and struggles. Along the way, she offers distinctive spiritual practices that can guide us back to God and, in the end, to ourselves.

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  • Joy In The Mourning

    $11.99

    Only God knows what it takes to walk down dark roads and to fight the good fight of faith. Ruby and her family have walked a close walk with God in direct opposition to hopelessness and the ugliness of cancer, and through “Joy in the Mourning,” have brought us with her. This is a book of the faithfulness of God Almighty. This is a book of compassion, understanding, and hope for those who have faced and are face-to-face with the ugliness of cancer.

    Daren and Angie Werk, Newlife Victory Fellowship, Senior pastors

    You’re looking forward to the best years of your life. Retirement isn’t far away, the kids are grown up, and the grandchildren are coming along. Life is looking good!

    Suddenly your dreams and plans take a nosedive and it’s all you can do to breathe deeply and take one step at a time.

    Is it possible to hold onto faith in the face of dire circumstances? Will you ever feel joy bubbling up inside you again? When a hope-filled solution is presented to you your spirits soar, only to come crashing down again when failure raises its ugly head.

    You go to the only place where faith, hope, and joy can be restored. Even there you find you will need to make a choice: walk or wallow? Sing or sigh? Help or hurt? What will you choose?

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  • Do This Remembering Me

    $18.95

    What do I do to help? Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, almost everyone knows someone with some form of dementia, yet few know how to answer that question, and very little material exists on providing spiritual care to adults with dementia-related diseases. Even seminaries rarely provide training or clinical pastoral education in this field. This book is an answer. It provides a hands-on manual that will give clergy, spiritual care providers, and family members an understanding of the ongoing spiritual needs of individuals with dementia, as well as practical tools such as how to create a religious service in a memory care unit and how one might plan a nursing home visit. Accessibly written, with real life applications and sample services for a variety of settings. More than just useful, the book inspires with shared stories that are tender, sad, funny-and sometimes all three at once, encouraging readers to develop spiritual care ministries for people with memory loss in congregations, homes, nursing facilities, or other communities-a ministry that will only gain in importance in the coming decade, as Baby Boomers age and the number of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia skyrockets.

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  • God Lives In Detroit

    $12.99

    There are times and circumstances that generate a pain so deep that even the most seasoned believer can feel separated from God-a pit so consuming and dark that the thought of finding Him again, and feeling His touch, seems impossible.

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  • Inside The Shadow

    $15.99

    Can a mother continue to live when her child dies? I thought not. I believed this sorrow would bring my death. The years of cancer treatment had been filled with a mixture of uncertainty and hope, an unshakable hope in God’s healing. Yet now, the heart beat that had been formed within me had stopped and the gaping wound it had left would surely cause my own heartbeat to cease. Somehow, my lungs continued to take in air and my heart continued to beat. When a child dies, a parent undergoes a rapid free fall into the valley of the shadow of death. Whether through tragic accident, suicide, or prolonged illness, such as Kristen’s, the descent into the valley is a headlong dive into the solitary, expansive valley of grief. To me, the valley appeared to be bleak and sunless; I realized I was inside the shadow that death had created. This was a place that I could not possibly traverse on my own. I did not wish to be inside the shadow yet I could see no way out.

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  • 1 Minute After You Die

    $12.99

    One minute after you die, you will either be elated or terrified-and it will be too late to reroute your travel plans.When you slip behind the parted curtain, your life will not be over.

    Rather, it will be just beginning-in a place of unimaginable bliss or indescribable gloom. One Minute After You Die opens a window on eternity with a simple and moving explanation of what the Bible teaches about death.Bestselling author Erwin Lutzer urges readers to study what the Bible says on this critical subject, bringing a biblical and pastoral perspective to such issues as:
    *Channeling, reincarnation, and near-death experiences,
    *What heaven will be like
    *The justice of eternal punishment
    *The death of a child
    *Trusting in God’s providence
    *Preparing for your own final moment

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  • Dance With Jesus

    $12.99

    Would you think differently about how God comforts His children in their grief if you could meet someone who had felt the gracious hand of God touch them-literally?

    When we are lost in the storms of grief, only God can pierce the darkness. How can a broken, bewildered woman who lost . . . Her sister, a brilliant PhD nurse, to suicide Her youngest son to respiratory distress caused by an accidental drug-alcohol interaction, on the night of her brother-in-law’s memorial service Her sister-in-law to cancer, four years to the day after her son’s death . . . want to get out of bed and live-out loud and in color? Simple. God revealed Himself to her and breathed life back into every nook and cranny of her very being. In Dance with Jesus: From Grief to Grace, author Susan B. Mead shares her personal story of how God came to her in the midst of grief with a display of love, insight and comfort far beyond her expectations. Have you ever: Held the Hand of God? Felt God caress your broken heart? Heard Him speak out loud? Seen Jesus dancing with your lost loved one? Seen your loved one in the holy presence of God-on His Mercy Seat? Do you want to? In her vibrant, inspiring, and up-close-and-personal style, Susan freely shares how her encounters with God in the midst of overwhelming grief led her to a deeper, more intimate relationship with Him that truly restored her soul. Are you ready to laugh through the tears and dance-with Jesus? Susan B. Mead, a medical technologist with an MBA, spent 22-plus years in the diabetes sector with Johnson & Johnson prior to founding the blog Agog4God.com. After Susan lost her youngest son, she came to realize that even when things get broken, discarded, or replaced, people matter most. Susan is a Charter Blogger on the Bible Gateway Blogger’s Grid, has been published in Medical Laboratory Observer (MLO), is on the path to becoming a Chaplain with the IFOC and has been described as a solid, comforting voice in a messy world. 10% of the profit from Dance with Jesus: From Grief to Grace will benefit Water for LIFE to help dig water wells in remote locations around the world. People Matter! Dance with Jesus: From Grief to Grace is a quick read for the grief-stricken individual who needs to know that God is still alive and restoring His fragile, broken sons and daughters today. Susan Mead tells the story of her personal experience with God after the unexpected loss of her youngest son, when He restored her from broken and bewildered to

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  • My Secret Loss

    $14.99

    We were told it would be easy. We thought it was the best choice; but now we suffer with the consequences, the regular reminders, a sense of guilt, and a sense of shame. Through abortion, we now face the death of our babies, death by choice. We try to hide our choice and we try to escape the emotional pain. We seek forgiveness, acceptance, and consolation; yet, we find no solace. Our fears drive us into a life of secrecy, hiding our loss. We suffer a secret loss.

    My Secret Loss will:
    Enable the reader to accept the truth about abortion
    Provide permission and encouragement to grieve the loss of your baby
    Validate your emotional and psychological harm that has been caused by abortion
    Discover the path to peace, healing that is only possible through the saving grace of Jesus

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  • Inhale Comfort Exhale Hope

    $12.95

    Death rarely comes with simple answers, for its arrival is always a bold reminder that we live in an imperfect world. Yet there is hope found in the Savior, and in his promise we can be certain that the limitations of this world cannot shackle the power of God.

    In the ten funeral homilies of Inhale Comfort, Exhale Hope! Mark Powell exposes the secrets of a broken world, reminding us that in the midst of the mess and the chaos, God’s presence delivers a redeeming hope. Powell doesn’t believe that the funeral homily should ever be an attempt to lecture or evangelize; rather, he asserts it’s a time to remind the brokenhearted to rely on solid scriptural truths found in the words of Jesus:

    We will not be left orphaned. Death has no victory. We will be with the Lord forever.

    The homilies in this volume will aid the pastor in preparation of funerals for:
    * an unexpected death
    * an elderly Christian
    * the death of someone unknown to the pastor
    * a suicide
    * a child
    and more.

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  • Zacharys Choice

    $15.99

    A Christian homeschooling mom of a large family, Suzy LaBonte never imagined one of her children might die by suicide. She received an agonizing blow the day her sixteen-year-old son, Zachary, without threat or forewarning, chose to end his own life. The following months were bleak and sorrowful as Suzy struggled down a confusing path of shock, anger, guilt, and depression. Slowly putting one foot in front of the other, Suzy focused on the unfailing character of God, her husband’s faithful partnership, and the hopeful faces of the children before her. Plodding and stumbling toward understanding and healing, Suzy found that God’s faithful companionship and the promises of His Word lightened the darkest hours and sustained her life. Healing came slowly and with it, transforming lessons of pain and courage. With a passion to reach out to encourage other suicide survivors, Suzy shares the healing that is found in Christ Jesus.

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  • Ethics Of Death

    $34.00

    Contents:
    Introduction
    1. Ethical Perspectives
    2. Abortion
    3. Death Penalty
    4. War
    5. Suicide
    6. End Of Life I: Physician Assisted Suicide
    7. End Of Life II: Futility And Euthanasia
    8. The Value Of Life

    Additional Info
    For the living, death has a moral dimension. When we confront death and dying in our own lives and in the lives of others, we ask questions about the good, right, and fitting as they relate to our experiences of human mortality. When others die, the living are left with moral questions-questions that often generate personal inquiry as to whether a particular death was “good” or whether it was tragic, terrifying, or peaceful.

    In The Ethics of Death, the authors, one a philosopher and one a religious studies scholar, undertake an examination of the deaths that we experience as members of a larger moral community. Their respectful and engaging dialogue highlights the complex and challenging issues that surround many deaths in our modern world and helps readers frame thoughtful responses.

    Unafraid of difficult topics, Steffen and Cooley fully engage suicide, physician assisted suicide, euthanasia, capital punishment, abortion, and war as areas of life where death poses moral challenges.

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  • Sharing Christ With The Dying

    $15.00

    Reach the Terminally Ill With the Good News

    Melody Rossi saw God work in the hearts of three close family members who died within a span of twenty-eight months. When she had nearly given up hope that they might believe, she was amazed to find their hearts softened to the gospel message.

    Melody learned that illness has a way of making a person hungry for the truth about spiritual matters. If your unsaved friend or family member is facing death, this encouraging book can help you share Christ in loving, natural ways. She shows how to:
    *Serve in ways that speak louder than words
    *Respond to signs of spiritual openness
    *Discuss matters of eternal importance
    *Cope with the ups and downs of this difficult time

    Filled with hope, joy, and practical wisdom, Sharing Christ With The Dying will lovingly prepare you to talk to family and friends about Jesus.

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  • Be Not Afraid

    $12.00

    Fear of accidents or acts of terror, illness or dying, loneliness or grief if you re like most people such anxieties may be robbing you of the peace that could be yours. In “Be Not Afraid, ” Johann Christoph Arnold, a seasoned pastoral counselor who has accompanied many people to death s door, tells how ordinary men, women and children found the strength to conquer their deepest fears. Drawing on stories of people he has known as pastor, relative or friend, Arnold shows how suffering can be given meaning, and despair overcome. Interspersed with anecdotes from such wise teachers as Mother Teresa, Henri Nouwen, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Arnold’s words offer the assurance that even in an age of anxiety, you can live life to the full and meet death with confidence.”

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  • Living While Dying

    $17.95

    On the day Donna Tarrant was diagnosed with breast cancer, December 17, 2002, she was standing at the kitchen counter slicing ham for the twenty-five or so guests that were due to arrive for a luncheon any minute. The phone call left her speechless. The doctor told her to buy green bananas; she would be alive to eat them! Any other time, she would have laughed out loud. Now, she was going to die.
    After half a night of research, she knew exactly what she was going to do. After the doctor’s appointment, she was determined. She would have a mastectomy and tram flap reconstruction, all on the same day. She did not intend to have chemotherapy or radiation. This is when God stepped in and made her realize that she was in control of nothing, except her dependence and faith in Him. She learned very quickly that He is in control and He does have a plan.
    She could make bold statements about what she was not going to do, but the truth of the matter was that she had to hand it all over to Jesus, her Lord and Savior. Finally, she received the peace that was missing. She could not attain that peace without giving it all to Jesus.
    After surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, she began anew to live her life-one of extreme appreciation for the gift that she had been given. Life was so much more precious now and she lived it fully. Then, the unthinkable happened.

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  • Living While Dying

    $33.95

    On the day Donna Tarrant was diagnosed with breast cancer, December 17, 2002, she was standing at the kitchen counter slicing ham for the twenty-five or so guests that were due to arrive for a luncheon any minute. The phone call left her speechless. The doctor told her to buy green bananas; she would be alive to eat them! Any other time, she would have laughed out loud. Now, she was going to die.
    After half a night of research, she knew exactly what she was going to do. After the doctor’s appointment, she was determined. She would have a mastectomy and tram flap reconstruction, all on the same day. She did not intend to have chemotherapy or radiation. This is when God stepped in and made her realize that she was in control of nothing, except her dependence and faith in Him. She learned very quickly that He is in control and He does have a plan.
    She could make bold statements about what she was not going to do, but the truth of the matter was that she had to hand it all over to Jesus, her Lord and Savior. Finally, she received the peace that was missing. She could not attain that peace without giving it all to Jesus.
    After surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, she began anew to live her life-one of extreme appreciation for the gift that she had been given. Life was so much more precious now and she lived it fully. Then, the unthinkable happened.

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  • Living Thoughtfully Dying Well

    $12.99

    As we grow older we start to wonder about death, asking, How will I die? Will I have a good death? Will I suffer? How will my family respond? How can we manage the dying process better?

    Dr. Glen E. Miller, a retired physician who also has theological training, had his own wake-up call when he suffered a heart attack and determined to help himself and his patients go gently into that good night. In a candid way, Miller invites readers into conversation about the spirituality of dying as he explores a variety of beliefs about death and dying.

    With personal advice gleaned from his work with Mother Teresa among the dying of Calcutta, India, Miller provides rich guidance for those who are aging on the process of dying and how to make it better.

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  • Pilgrimage Through Loss

    $24.00

    The death of a child immerses parents into a life-long challenge of living with one of life’s most heartbreaking losses. Pilgrimage through Loss tells the story of one family’s journey, along with interviews from thirty other mothers and fathers who add their voices to the silences that often surround suffering in our ‘mourning-avoidant’ culture. Hunt illuminates the varied pathways parents eventually discover that open their lives to strength and healing. Rather than prescribing a path that will lead to recovery, Hunt encourages parents to find the pathways that work for them as they seek to engage life again with meaning and hope. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and discussion, plus recent research on grief and loss. Pilgrimage through Loss not only helps grieving parents, it also provides an insightful resource for those wanting to understand and come alongside a family in grief.

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  • Biblical Antidotes To Lifes Toxins (Anniversary)

    $16.49

    14 Chapters

    Additional Info
    This illuminating and challenging book is filled with sound biblical counsel, engaging illustrations, and practical suggestions as to how, with God’s enabling, we can face and overcome some of life’s most vexing – and universal – challenges. Glenn Gunderson’s pastoral wisdom and compassionate spirit shine through on every page of this eminently readable guidebook.

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  • Invasion Of The Dead

    $27.00

    Our world and our churches are neither sinful nor lost, they are dead. This dead world is the one that God engages and into which Jesus invaded with a radically different vision of life.

    In this groundbreaking work, based on his 211 Yale Beecher lectures, Brian K. Blount helps preachers effectively proclaim resurrection in a world consumed by death. Recognizing that both popular culture and popular Christianity are mesmerized by death and dying, Blount offers an alternative apocalyptic vision for our time–one that starts with a clear vision of life that obliterates death and reveals life’s essence. Blount explores the portrait and meaning of resurrection through the New Testament (the Book of Revelation, the letters of Paul, and the Gospel of Mark) and explores how to biblically and theologically reconfigure apocalyptic preaching for today. With three illustrative sermons, this book is an ideal resource to help preachers proclaim the power of resurrection.

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  • Paradigm Of Death

    $37.49

    Two of the most profound uncertainties that man can ponder are: what is the meaning of life, and what is the meaning of death? Many would say that the answers to these questions are unknowable and too mysterious to be comprehended. Reverend Thomas Leighow believes however, that God has given us these answers within the pages of the Bible. In A Paradigm of Death, Rev. Leighow opens the doors to understanding life and death from God’s eternal perspective. For those who live in fear of death, or for those who have not recovered after the loss of a loved one, this book will give you hope and peace to face your own valley of the shadow of death. With the skill of a great teacher writing with an unpretentious and eminently readable style, Reverend Leighow offers a multitude of lucid examples from modern day life, a moving personal story, and most prominently, salient references from his declared authoritative guide – the Bible – to convincingly assert his position that, for the Christian who earnestly seeks to know God completely, death is paradoxically not the ultimate tragedy for man, but rather a victorious and joyful event as it marks the entranceway into an eternal home prepared by God. Dr. Christopher G. Stephenson, MD, FACC Cardiologist, Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute Reverend Tom Leighow’s knowledge and first-hand experience with the pain of death has led him to produce an indispensable resource for pastors, teachers, and for any person looking for the real meaning and significance of life. Thanks to the insight of Tom’s work, I am convinced that A Paradigm of Death unleashes the purpose of life more abundantly as he sets forth a deep understanding of death as seen through the eyes of God. Reverend Josh Fraley, Red Cross Baptist Church If you long to know how not to fear death, then A Paradigm of Death is for you. If you grieve for loved ones who have gone before, this book can gently remind you that death did not conquer them either, and that the separation is only for a short time. Dr. Terry Faulkenbury, MDiv., D.Min Senior Pastor, West Cabarrus Church President and CEO, Charlotte Bible College & Seminary Reverend Leighow’s keen insight and compassionate approach compels the reader to look at death through God’s eyes. Through these pages, a stimulating and enlightening approach to a personal revelation of God’s divine plan is revealed, and even convinces the believer to joyfully anticipate the “Passing”. Wayne Daniel, Executive Director Afri

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  • Paradigm Of Death

    $25.49

    Two of the most profound uncertainties that man can ponder are: what is the meaning of life, and what is the meaning of death? Many would say that the answers to these questions are unknowable and too mysterious to be comprehended. Reverend Thomas Leighow believes however, that God has given us these answers within the pages of the Bible. In A Paradigm of Death, Rev. Leighow opens the doors to understanding life and death from God’s eternal perspective. For those who live in fear of death, or for those who have not recovered after the loss of a loved one, this book will give you hope and peace to face your own valley of the shadow of death. With the skill of a great teacher writing with an unpretentious and eminently readable style, Reverend Leighow offers a multitude of lucid examples from modern day life, a moving personal story, and most prominently, salient references from his declared authoritative guide – the Bible – to convincingly assert his position that, for the Christian who earnestly seeks to know God completely, death is paradoxically not the ultimate tragedy for man, but rather a victorious and joyful event as it marks the entranceway into an eternal home prepared by God. Dr. Christopher G. Stephenson, MD, FACC Cardiologist, Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute Reverend Tom Leighow’s knowledge and first-hand experience with the pain of death has led him to produce an indispensable resource for pastors, teachers, and for any person looking for the real meaning and significance of life. Thanks to the insight of Tom’s work, I am convinced that A Paradigm of Death unleashes the purpose of life more abundantly as he sets forth a deep understanding of death as seen through the eyes of God. Reverend Josh Fraley, Red Cross Baptist Church If you long to know how not to fear death, then A Paradigm of Death is for you. If you grieve for loved ones who have gone before, this book can gently remind you that death did not conquer them either, and that the separation is only for a short time. Dr. Terry Faulkenbury, MDiv., D.Min Senior Pastor, West Cabarrus Church President and CEO, Charlotte Bible College & Seminary Reverend Leighow’s keen insight and compassionate approach compels the reader to look at death through God’s eyes. Through these pages, a stimulating and enlightening approach to a personal revelation of God’s divine plan is revealed, and even convinces the believer to joyfully anticipate the “Passing”. Wayne Daniel, Executive Director Afri

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  • Good Funeral : Death Grief And The Community Of Care

    $36.00

    Two of the most authoritative voices on the funeral industry come together here in one volume to discuss the current state of the funeral. Through their different lenses–one as a preacher and one as a funeral director–Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch alternately discuss several challenges facing “the good funeral,” including the commercial aspects that have led many to be suspicious of funeral directors, the sometimes tense relationship between pastors and funeral directors, the tendency of modern funerals to exclude the body from the service, and the rapid growth in cremation. The book features forewords from Patrick Lynch, President of the National Funeral Directors Association, and Barbara Brown Taylor, highly praised author and preacher. It is an essential resource for funeral directors, morticians, and pastors, and anyone else interested in current funeral practices.

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  • Life Lost And Found (Reprinted)

    $21.95

    Are you reeling from loss? Mired in grief and despair? Is your heart breaking? Do you long for just a moment’s relief from the pain of your circumstances? Do you feel as though life will never be normal again? If you or someone you love has experienced the heartbreak of death or divorce, this practical guide will take you from those deep valleys of despair to blue skies and rainbows – from sorrow and heartache to hope and healing!

    Writing with compassion, empathy, and encouragement, authors Wilson Adams and David Lanphear answer these questions and more:
    Why did this happen to me?
    How do I rely on God?
    How do I help my children?
    What about my loved one’s room and belongings?
    How do I face holidays and other days on the calendar?
    Can I heal and move on?
    Is there hope for happiness?
    Packed with Scripture and insight from two who have walked the path of grief and suffering, A Life Lost…and Found will help anyone on the journey toward healing, wholeness, and joy.

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  • What Happens When I Die

    $7.99

    Introduction
    1. Why Is Death A Problem?
    2. How Can I Be Sure?
    3. What Will Happen To My Body?
    4. What Will It Be Like To Die?
    5. How Do We Cope With Bereavement?
    6. What Will Life Be Like In Eternity?
    Conclusion

    Additional Info
    We all have questions about death. Despite the strong assurance the Bible gives us about life beyond the grave, Christians are often troubled by other questions. What will happen on the day of judgement? Will we have bodies in heaven? Will there be rewards?

    These short, simple books are designed to help Christians understand what God has said about these questions in the scriptures.

    Suitable for all Christians – especially those with questions about death.

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  • Accompany Them With Singing

    $28.00

    Thomas G. Long, one of America’s most trusted and thoughtful pulpit voices, provides a theological and cultural critique of today’s Christian funeral.
    Long begins by describing how the Christian funeral developed historically, theologically, and liturgically, and then discusses recent cultural trends in funeral practices, including the rise in both cremations and memorial services. He describes the basic pattern for a funeral service, details options in funeral planning, identifies characteristics of a “good funeral,” and provides thoughtful guidance for preaching at a funeral.

    But Long also notes a disturbing trend toward funeral services that seem theologically right and pastorally caring, but actually depart from the primary aims of the Christian funeral constructed around the metaphor of the deceased as a saint traveling on a baptismal journey toward God, accompanied by the community of faith on “the last mile of the way.” He argues that the cultural conditions for maintaining this view are under stress and a new, less-theological and less-satisfying metaphor that focuses on the mourner has begun to erode the Christian view. He contrasts the ancient grand community drama with today’s trend toward body-less memorial services that focus primarily on the living and grief management. This is a loss for the church, he argues, and he calls for the church to reclaim the classic metaphor. Accompany Them with Singing is a practical and theologically sound resource for Protestant and Roman Catholic clergy and for funeral professionals.

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  • Final Gifts : Understanding The Special Awareness, Needs, And Communication

    $20.00

    In this moving and compassionate book, hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years of experience tending the terminally ill. Filled with practical advice on responding to the requests of the dying and helping them prepare emotionally and spiritually for death, Final Gifts shows how we can help the dying person live fully to the very end

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  • Death And The Life After

    $18.99

    Our culture trains us to prepare for almost everything but death. How can we know what awaits us beyond this life? In this provocative book, Billy Graham answers many questions about the process of dying and about life after death. Practical and poignant, Graham offers peace and assurance for facing our final days on earth.

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  • Christian Art Of Dying

    $40.99

    A renowned ethicist who himself faced death during a recent life-threatening illness, Allen Verhey in The Christian Art of Dying sets out to recapture dying from the medical world. Seeking to counter the medicalization of death that is so prevalent today, Verhey revisits the fifteenth-century Ars Moriendi, an illustrated spiritual self-help manual on “the art of dying.” Finding much wisdom in that little book but rejecting its Stoic and Platonic worldview, Verhey uncovers in the biblical accounts of Jesus’ death a truly helpful paradigm for dying well and faithfully.

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  • Last Mile : When Death Comes Knocking At Your Door

    $11.99

    The Last Mile is written to help prepare a person for death. It is written to encourage anyone male or female, rich or poor to make peace with God and to help heal the brokenness in families and in other relationships.

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  • Gone But Not Lost (Reprinted)

    $14.00

    We all expect our parents to precede us in death. No one expects to have to make their child’s funeral arrangements. And the loss of a child brings with it a special and persistent manifestation of grief that can feel “like a stomachache that never ends.”

    Gone but Not Lost is a thoughtful gift for a family that has experienced the death of a child. Each of its brief chapters covers one element of grieving, bringing readers through sorrow and helping them deal with feelings of anger or guilt, as well as the marital strain that may follow the loss of a beloved child.

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  • Mile Marker 825

    $16.99

    On January 15, 2002, the author’s car flipped five times, his wife died, and his skull cracked open. Join Mirikitani on his miraculous real-life journey that is both heart-wrenching and heartwarming as he relearns faith in a God that was present when He seemed most absent, and hope in a God when He seemed most unreliable.

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