Released in the UK September 2020
Released in the US September 2020
Trade paperback | 192 Pages
9781527105560 • £8.99 $12.99
BISAC – REL012010
Death is something that unites all people. We all encounter its effects at some point, and yet is something we are reluctant to discuss openly. With an emphasis on pastoral care, Eryl Davies looks through the biblical lens at this great taboo, confronting big questions about death, dying and grief.
D. Eryl Davies
Eryl Davies is an elder at Heath Evangelical church, Cardiff and a member of the Management Board of the Evangelical Movement of Wales . He pastored churches in South and North Wales before becoming the first principal of what is now Union School of Theology. He continues to serve churches and conferences and to write.
The author is passionate about pastoral care, and his years of ministry put him in an excellent position to offer wise counsel to pastors, chaplains, and church leaders as they come alongside those who walk in the shadow of death. Pastors will find his chapter on preaching funeral services especially helpful.
Charles M. Wingard
Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Dean of Students, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
Dr Davies lovingly and accessibly opens up for us the endless breadth and complexity of the pastoral issues surrounding death and dying, and constantly leads us to Christ our death conquering Saviour. The wisdom in these pages is biblical, gritty, real, and tested.
Ministry Director, Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches
Although written primarily for Christians, Pastors and Elders, this book can be recommended to all, including non–Christians who want to learn more about the alternative to the prevailing secular view.
Professor John Alcolado
Executive Dean, Chester Medical School, University of Chester, UK
He speaks from the perspective of an experienced pastor as he wisely addresses practical issues of caring for those who are dying and their families. Perhaps the most profitable aspect of reading this book for me personally is the reminder that it is a privilege to be invited into people’s lives during these most difficult and significant seasons of life and death.
Director of the Christian Counseling Program and Associate Professor of Counseling and Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina