Departing in Peace: Biblical Decision-Making at the End of Life
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Departing in Peace: Biblical Decision-Making at the End of Life  -     By: Bill Davis

Departing in Peace: Biblical Decision-Making at the End of Life

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As medical technology advances, Christians are likely to be asked to decide whether to discontinue life-sustaining treatment for family members—and they ought to consider what instructions to leave loved ones regarding their own treatment. These decisions can create deep anxiety for those involved. But it is possible to find peace and comfort amid the hard choices.

As a church elder and hospital ethics consultant, Bill Davis has talked, walked, and prayed with many people in end-of-life situations. Providing a variety of case studies and biblical, ethical insight, Davis guides readers in making difficult decisions for themselves and others, preparing advance directives, taking financial concerns into account, and navigating new realities in American hospitals. An outstanding resource that is genuinely useful for families and pastors.

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Title: Departing in Peace: Biblical Decision-Making at the End of Life
By: Bill Davis
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: P & R Publishing
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 3 ounces
ISBN: 1629952591
ISBN-13: 9781629952598
UPC: 9781629952598
Stock No: WW952590

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With the dramatic advance of medical technology, it is increasingly likely that Christians will be asked to decide whether to discontinue life-sustaining medical treatment for aged or very young family members—and possibly other loved ones involved in accidents. Christians also ought to consider what instructions to leave regarding their own treatment. Often these decisions create deep anxiety: Does God command us to take all possible steps to preserve life? Is declining treatment tantamount to murder (or suicide)? As an elder and hospital ethics consultant, Bill Davis has talked, walked, and prayed with people through more than thirty end-of-life situations. Laying a sound scriptural foundation, he argues that Christians can be strongly pro-life yet rightfully decline burdensome or ineffective medical treatments. Providing a variety of case studies and biblical, ethical insight, Davis guides readers in making difficult decisions for themselves and others, preparing advance directives, and facing new realities in American hospitals.

Author Bio

BILL DAVIS (MA, Westminster Seminary in California; PhD, University of Notre Dame) is professor of philosophy at Covenant College, adjunct professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, and an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.

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