Crossing the Threshold of Eternity: What the Dying Can Teach the Living

Crossing the Threshold of Eternity: What the Dying Can Teach the Living

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by Robert L. Wise
     
 

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This calming and encouraging book invites readers to stop avoiding conversations about death and eternity in order to prepare themselves to face their own eventual death with grace, confidence, and assurance of what lies ahead.See more details below

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This calming and encouraging book invites readers to stop avoiding conversations about death and eternity in order to prepare themselves to face their own eventual death with grace, confidence, and assurance of what lies ahead.

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Publishers Weekly

In this unassuming but engrossing volume on what the dying can teach the living, Wise accomplishes something rather unusual: making a case for the validity of "near-death" experiences from a traditional Christian perspective. The prolific nonfiction author and novelist, an archbishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches, has conservative Christian bona fides twinned with a gentle, folksy manner that invites readers to take his collection of "snapshots" from the deathbed seriously-and to confront their own fear of death. Drawing from a very wide-ranging array of Scriptural, spiritual and literary narratives, Wise hopes to inspire readers to listen to those who are dying, ask questions that help them articulate what they are experiencing and even pray for their healing as they make the passage from this world to the one Wise is convinced is just in front of them. For almost every argument that scientists have posed attempting to debunk "near-death" experiences, Wise has a countervailing anecdote, presented with winsome humility. Will his eclectic array of stories convince the skeptics? Probably not-but neither can his volume be dismissed as syncretistic psychobabble. In most respects a common-sense manual of pastoral care for the dying, this book should be popular with Christians and non-Christians alike. (Sept.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800726225
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/25/2013
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
729,326
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
18 - 10 Years

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