The Art of Dying
How now shall we die? Death will come to us all, but most of us live our lives as if death does not exist. People are living longer than ever, and medicine has made dying more complicated, more drawn out...
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How now shall we die? Death will come to us all, but most of us live our lives as if death does not exist. People are living longer than ever, and medicine has made dying more complicated, more drawn out and more removed from the experience of most people. Death is partitioned off to hospital rooms, separated from our daily lives. Most of us find ourselves at a loss when death approaches. We don't know how to die well. Rob Moll recovers the deeply Christian practice of dying well. For centuries Christians have prepared for the "good death" with particular rituals and spiritual disciplines that have directed the actions of both the living and the dying. In this well-researched and pastorally sensitive book, Moll provides insight into death and dying issues with in-person reporting and interviews with hospice workers, doctors, nurses, bioethicists, family members and spiritual caregivers. He weighs in on bioethical and medical issues and gives guidance for those who care for the dying as well as for those who grieve. This book is a gentle companion for all who face death, whether one's own or that of a loved one. Christians can have confidence that because death is not the end, preparing to die helps us truly live.
Rob Moll is an award-winning journalist and editor-at-large with Christianity Today. He has written extensively on health and health-care issues, investing and personal finance, religion and rural America. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Profitable Investing, Books & Culture and Leadership. He has also served as a hospice volunteer. Moll is on staff with Opportunity International and lives with his family in the Chicago area.
- How Now Shall We Die? Death Will Come To Us All, But Most Of Us Live Our Lives As If Death Does Not Exist. People Are Living Longer Than Ever, And Medicine Has Made Dying More Complicated, More Drawn Out And More Removed From The Experience Of Most People. Death Is Partitioned Off To Hospital Rooms, Separated From Our Daily Lives. Most Of Us Find Ourselves At A Loss When Death Approaches. We Don't Know How To Die Well. Rob Moll Recovers The Deeply Christian Practice Of Dying Well. For Centuries Christians Have Prepared For The "good Death" With Particular Rituals And Spiritual Disciplines That Have Directed The Actions Of Both The Living And The Dying. In This Well-researched And Pastorally Sensitive Book, Moll Provides Insight Into Death And Dying Issues With In-person Reporting And Interviews With Hospice Workers, Doctors, Nurses, Bioethicists, Family Members And Spiritual Caregivers. He Weighs In On Bioethical And Medical Issues And Gives Guidance For Those Who Care For The Dying As Well As For Those Who Grieve. This Book Is A Gentle Companion For All Who Face Death, Whether One's Own Or That Of A Loved One. Christians Can Have Confidence That Because Death Is Not The End, Preparing To Die Helps Us Truly Live.
- 1 When Death Arrives
- 2 Gradual Dying And End-of-life Care
- 3 Losing The Christian Death
- 4 The Individual, The Church And<em>ars Moriendi</em>
- 5 The Spirituality Of Dying
- 6 The Hardest Conversation You'll Ever Have
- 7 Caring For The Dying
- 8 The Christian Funeral
- 9 Grief And Mourning
- 10 A Culture Of Resurrection
- 11 Living In Light Of Death
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