An inspiring but practical resource for preparing for one’s death, including moving stories, thought-provoking quotations and comforting prayers and hymns, as well as how to prepare a will and make funeral arrangements.
In a world where nothing is certain except death and taxes (Benjamin Franklin), preparing for one’s own death is something that everyone will face. Ray Simpson eases the burden in this heartening and helpful book. Prayers, songs, poems, quotations and Bible readings will provide comfort and encouragement, and stories from the deaths of saints and ordinary people will inspire.
A special section at the end of the book contains helpful forms to fill out, such as ‘On My Death Bed’ and ‘To Find When I Die’. A discussion of funeral arrangements and wills bring to light often overlooked details.
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'I go to prepare a place for you. And I will come again and take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.'
In a world where nothing is certain except death and taxes (Benjamin Franklin), preparing for our own death is something that we all need to do. After all living well requires us to die well, and dying well takes preparation.
'Before We Say Goodbye' eases the burden with heartening and helpful advice. Prayers, songs, poems, quotations and readings provide inspiration and encouragement; stories from the last days of saints and ordinary people will bring comfort.
Wise guidance is given on issues such as fear of the unknown, saying what you want to say and what happens after death. Practical advice is also provided for leaving things in order and completing funeral arrangements and wills.About the Author:
The Rev. Ray Simpson is the Guardian at Lindisfarne Retreat on Holy Island. He is the author of many books, including Exploring Celtic Christianity and Soul Friends.
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007119399