Death Books - Sightings (Martin Marty)
As a pastor I'm very aware of the reality of death. I am called upon to be with persons and families at moments of death. In funerals and memorial services I am asked to help family and friends make sense of this loss. I am also called upon to help those facing death make sense of what seems close at hand -- do they fight or do they accept reality. For those I attend to, there is usually a sense of spiritual value involved. For grieving family and person contemplating their own death there is the comfort of resurrection. But what if that is not there? In any case, death is an enigma. We resist and we accept. Martin Marty takes note of a recent book that speaks to this enigma. I invite you to read and reflect.