Thursday, August 19, 2010

Welcome - Pre-Death Club Members

This is a place for you to find out more regarding the book, A Little Guide for Your Last Days, of course. But also this is a site for you to find other useful references to deepen your awareness of the absolute importance of dying a holy death.

Author and friend, Dawn Eden, posted this on Little Guide on her now defunct blog (in the photo, she's the pretty one on the left). It contains the first chapter (with permission).

A Little Guide for Your Last Days is the book that everyone knows he or she should read, but doesn’t want to read. We spend a great deal of time, effort, money, and psychic energy distracting ourselves from the one most overwhelming fact of our lives:
The fact that there will come a time when you and I with all our charms, characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, growing edges, and assets simply will not be here. Period.
A Little Guide for Your Last Days is a response to what happened to me a year ago April when I went from being a runner, weight-trainer, and middle schoolteacher to a cancer patient over the period of a week’s time.

I am grateful for medical technology and all the modern gadgets that were used to make it possible to still be here. But, like Lazarus, who was raised from the dead by Our Lord, it is a "deferred payment plan.” And each one of us must one day – whether we like it or not - “pay” the Piper.

A few Catholic writers have written nice things to say about Little Guide (below): Dawn Eden, Mark Shea, Fr Dwight Longenecker,
Amy Welborn, Joseph Pearce, and others.

If you want to stop avoiding thinking about an incredibly important part of your existence, you can purchase your copy at Amazon, Bridegroom Press, or at a Catholic bookstore.

Feel free to leave a question or comment. God bless you.