Death Prep by D. Andrew Jones

Death Prep

The Art of Dying: Living Fully Into the Life To Come
by Rob Moll
InterVarsity Press, 2010
(192 pages, $16.00, paperback)

reviewed by D. Andrew Jones

I recently visited the grave of Benjamin Franklin, who famously quipped that the two certainties of life are death and taxes. A few days earlier, I received the news that my aunt had died suddenly, a shock to the entire family. Franklin is right that death is certain, continuing on with 100 percent efficiency. Yet, it is no longer as sudden as it once was. Unlike my aunt, statistics show us that most people are now dying gradually, over a long period of time, with extended illnesses rather than suddenly. Yet, although we have more time to prepare ourselves for death’s approach, we spend most of the time ignoring it or fighting it.

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