Here’s my Christianbook.com review of Rob Moll’s excellent book, The Art of Dying: Living Fully into the Life to Come.
Rob Moll has done the church a tremendous service. How does our faith in the One who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life affect how we think about the end of life? Unfortunately, Moll reports, Christians often join the larger culture in skirting the issue. For whatever reason, we who should be the last people to fear death indeed do tremble at the Grim Reaper.
It has not always been thus. The author takes a discerning look at church history and finds something that was once called “the good death” in action. Christians used to know how to help each other through the process of death, thereby proclaiming their hope in Christ’s life.
You will be challenged and encouraged to resurrect this approach to the end of life with yourself, your family, and your church, thanks to The Art of Dying. And we all need this information. Taxes may sometimes be avoidable, but death never is.