For most of us, the last thing we want to think about is death. Yet Swanson says facing our ancient foe can influence how we live as God's children. Addressing frequently asked questions, he offers insights into handling fear, moving from grief to growth, the meaning of immortality, and more. Foreword by John Ortberg. 192 pages, softcover from Baker.
When death affects one's friends or family, they wonder what to do, what to say, and how to cope. When people contemplate their own death, they wonder what will happen, and where they will go. Dr. David Swanson has led countless people through death and dying and now offers insights into walking through it with hope. Readers will:
•discover what it means to be immortal
•explore the move from this life to the next
•rejoice in the life to come
•learn to care for others in grief
Whether facing death or losing a loved one, this book shows readers that death is not the end, and the more they grasp their immortal identity now, the fuller life will be.
David D. Swanson is senior pastor of the 4,000-member First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. He speaks at retreats, conferences, and churches throughout the US and is engaged in a national media teaching ministry called The Well. He has been married to his wife, Leigh, for 25 years. They live with their three teenage children in Florida.