Departing in Peace

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Author: Bill Davis
Publisher: P&R Publishing
Date: 2017
Pages: 328

Book Summary of Departing in Peace by Bill Davis


What does the Bible teach us about the end of life? How can the wisdom and insights of Scripture help us navigate the complexities of preparing for our own death and the death of those we love? The mere thought of death and dying may provoke anxiety and unease in even the strongest of believers, yet it is possible to find peace and comfort amidst the difficult decisions that often come with dying. Through careful consideration of biblical principles, skillful ethical reasoning, examination of various case studies, and practical wisdom, Departing in Peace provides a framework for biblical decision-making at the end of life. 

The core ethical principle that guides this work is that biblical decision-making presupposes our servanthood to Christ. Thus, “our aim is not merely to do what is right rather than what is wrong; it is also to be found faithful rather than unfaithful” (p. xiv, emphases in original). This approach highlights the need for consideration of the specific circumstances that surround an individual’s end of life and how we may use all of our resources (including our own life) to honor Christ.





Departing in Peace

by Bill Davis

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Book Summary of Departing in Peace by Bill Davis

AuthorBill Davis
PublisherP&R Publishing
Date2017
Pages328


Overview:

What does the Bible teach us about the end of life? How can the wisdom and insights of Scripture help us navigate the complexities of preparing for our own death and the death of those we love? The mere thought of death and dying may provoke anxiety and unease in even the strongest of believers, yet it is possible to find peace and comfort amidst the difficult decisions that often come with dying. Through careful consideration of biblical principles, skillful ethical reasoning, examination of various case studies, and practical wisdom, Departing in Peace provides a framework for biblical decision-making at the end of life. 

The core ethical principle that guides this work is that biblical decision-making presupposes our servanthood to Christ. Thus, “our aim is not merely to do what is right rather than what is wrong; it is also to be found faithful rather than unfaithful” (p. xiv, emphases in original). This approach highlights the need for consideration of the specific circumstances that surround an individual’s end of life and how we may use all of our resources (including our own life) to honor Christ.