Immortal: How the Fear of Death Drives Us and What We Can Do About It
:Is There Life After Death? Death is terrifying. We try to live as long as possible while hoping that science will soon find a way to allow us to live, if not forever, then at least a very...
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:Is There Life After Death?
Death is terrifying. We try to live as long as possible while hoping that science will soon find a way to allow us to live, if not forever, then at least a very long time.
Whether we deny our mortality though literal or symbolic immortality or try to turn death into something benign, our attempts are unsuccessful. No matter what our view of the afterlife, the fear of death always leads to denial, distraction, or depression, often to addiction, and sometimes even to suicide.
But what if the real solution is not in denying death's reality, but in acknowledging it while enjoying a hope for a wonderful forever?
Clay Jones, a professor of Christian apologetics, examines the various ways people face death and how our "immortality projects" are largely unsuccessful, even destructive. Along the way, he points to the hope of the only true immortality available to all. When you fully grasp the glory that can await you in eternity, you will understand God already offers a path to our hearts' deepest longing: glorious resurrection to eternal life.
Clay Jones has years of experience as an editorial cartoonist. His insight and observation belie his years and add tremendously to the editorial page of the Daily Leader in Brookhaven, Mississippi. He has won numerous awards, including first place for Best Editorial Cartoon in the Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest in both 1994 and 1995, the first two years of the competition. His cartoons have been published in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and several volumes of Pelican's Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year. Knee-Deep in Mississippi is a recent