Download the entire Death issue and the set of five Study Guides. Or, download individual pieces by clicking the titles below.
"How the Tomb Becomes a Womb," by Eric Howell
"Defending Life by Embracing Death" by Paul J. Griffiths
"The Virtues for Dying Well," by Brett McCarty and Allen Verhey
"Remembering the Dead Rightly," by Regina Easley-Young
"All My Life is Vanity," by Heidi J. Hornik, on David Bailly's Vanitas: Self-Portrait of the Artist, Still Life
"The Grim Reaper," by Heidi J. Hornik, on Gustav Klimt's Death and Life
Hymns and Worship Service
"When Life Well Lived Is at an End," by David W. Music
Worship Service by Eric L. Mathis
"It's Time to Get Up!" by Terry T. Lester
"What My Students Teach Me about Death," by Glenn E. Sanders
"Other Voices," Quotations on Death and the Process of Dying
"Dying Well," by Joel Shuman
Rob Moll, The Art of Dying: Living Fully into the Life to Come
Richard Payne and John Swinton, eds., Living Well and Dying Faithfully: Christian Practices for End-of-Life Care
Allen Verhey, The Christian Art of Dying: Learning from Jesus
Christopher Vogt, Patience, Compassion, Hope, and the Christian Art of Dying Well
"Loving Our Last Enemy," by Todd Buras
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, The Gift of Peace: Personal Reflections
Henri Nouwen, Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring
C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son
"Restoring the Christian Funeral," by Charles W. Christian
Fred Craddock, Dale Goldsmith, and Joy V. Goldsmith, Speaking of Dying: Recovering the Church's Voice in the Face of Death
Thomas G. Long, Accompany Them with Singing: The Christian Funeral
Study Guides and Lesson Plans (Download the set of five Study Guides)
"How the Tomb Becomes a Womb"
"Defending Life by Embracing Death"
"The Virtues for Dying Well"
"Loving Our Last Enemy"
"Remembering the Dead Rightly"
"Power Made Perfect in Weakness," by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung (Suffering)
"Dying Well," by Abigail Rian Evans (Health)
"When Suffering Continues," by Robert V. Rakestraw (Aging)
"Declining with Grace," by Robert C. Roberts and Elizabeth V. Roberts (Aging)