It's a difficult time to make decisions when a loved one dies. Yet families must make many choices in a short period of time, including ones about the funeral service itself. Those who are frustrated by the process of selecting Bible texts and themes for their loved one's prayer vigil now have a resource to help guide them in their hour of need. "On Eagles' Wings" provides ten thematic prayer services designed for use at funeral vigils or as alternative funeral services. Each service is complete and ready to use (including a bulletin format), yet there is flexibility for individual input. Brief descriptions of each service's theme help family and clergy select the one most appropriate for the deceased. And the services can be led by either clergy or lay leaders, an especially helpful feature for congregations that are serviced by part-time clergy.
Gail Gaymer Martin is a multi-published freelance writer with articles and short stories appearing in many Christian publications. The author of twelve church resource books, Martin also writes inspirational romances for several publishers. She is an English and public speaking instructor for the Detroit College of Business as well as a contributing editor and monthly columnist for "The Christian Communicator." Martin was honored as the 1996 "Writer Of The Year" by the Detroit Conference of American Christian Writers. A licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan, she holds the M.Ed. degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.