Dying Well: Dying Faithfully

Dying Well: Dying Faithfully

by John Wyatt


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We cannot choreograph our own death, but we can die well.
This is a book for those who are facing death. It is also for their relatives, friends, and caretakers.
John Wyatt looks at recent trends in dying. He examines the "art of dying," a Christian tradition from the past. We see opportunities for dying well and faithfully, real-world examples of personal growth, and instances of reconciliation and personal healing in relationships. On the other hand, there are also challenges to face: the fears and temptations that dying can bring.
We learn from Jesus' example as we focus on his words from the cross. The wonderful news is that we can look forward to "a sure and steadfast hope," the amazing hope of resurrection and its implications for our lives today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783594856
Publisher: IVP
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: (w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Wyatt is emeritus professor of Neonatal Pediatrics at University College London, and author of Matters of Life and Death: Human dilemmas in the light of the Christian Faith, and Right to Die? Euthanasia, assisted suicide and end-of-life care. He and his wife Celia live in London and they have three sons.

Table of Contents

Foreword Rico Tice ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

1 Dying in the modern world 1

2 The art of dying 13

3 The opportunities that dying well may bring 16

4 The challenges of dying well 40

5 Communicating honestly 77

6 Learning from the example of Jesus 87

7 A sure and steadfast hope 109

Appendix 1 For carers and relatives: practical, medical and pastoral issues 128

Appendix 2 Prayers 143

Appendix 3 Current legal framework for end-of-life decisions 147

Appendix 4 Sample statement of wishes and values for a Christian believer 153

Notes and references 156

Further reading and resources 166

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Ruth van den Broek

"This is the practical, wise, accessible, real, and encouraging book on dying I have wanted both for myself and for the church. . . It's been a delightful and challenging read."

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