Truly well-grounded, Dying to Live, is an example of practical theology at its best. Beginning with real life experiences each chapter takes us through a â€˜pastoral cycleâ€ that brings historical theology into creative dialogue with human sciences issuing in suggested practices of care that are informed by each of these. A highly readable companion text for everyone who one way or another cares for human persons facing the realities of life and death.
This is a comprehensive survey of present funeral practices, the theology of death and historic attitudes towards it. Many Readers are engaged in this ministry, and this book is highly recommended to them and to all clergy and pastoral ministers wishing to give added depth to those they serve. Overall it is a practical workbook, but set against a theological background.'