`I hope this book will help many. It has helped me.' ââ¬" ROSEMARY HARTILL, in her Foreword That we shall all eventually die is the one certain thing in life. The Christian hope is that death is not so much an end, as a beginning. There are two reasons why Christians need to be clear as to what their faith has to say about death. The first is so that they may be a comfort and help to others whom death and bereavement have touched. The second is that they must themselves be able to look death clearly in the face, fortified and sustained by Christian hope. The author is concerned, however, not only with the Christian hope of the world to come, but with the practical concerns arising out of dying, death and bereavement.