We don’t find it easy to face death, and the diagnosis of a terminal illness can be devastating. Yet every life has an expiration date. Written with a pastor’s heart for those suffering with a terminal diagnosis and for their family and friends, this booklet conveys practical advice, spiritual consolation, and, most importantly, an eternal hope which the dying process cannot diminish and death cannot extinguish.
Reggie Weems is the pastor of Heritage Baptist Church, Johnson City, TN. He has three Master’s degrees from Liberty University and is presently enrolled in DMin and PhD programs. He and his wife, Teana, have three children and five grandchildren.
Pocket-sized booklets produced by different men and women who are well qualified and experienced in their field and in some cases, writing from personal experience. Some are pastors; many others are Christian counsellors. As the titles suggest, these deal with a variety of issues covering specific sins and facing crises such as cancer or the loss of a baby. Each booklet follows a similar format. If sin is involved, then it is clearly identified and the reader is called to repentance. The principles that are explained and the practice of righterousness that is commended are sane, well balanced, faithful to Scripture and yet encouraging, aiming to point the individual to forsake sin and walk in God’s ways. Tough questions are not avoided, either in dealing with sin or facing sin in the lives of others. Genuine help and sympathy comes from those who are writing from personal experience. Each booklet concludes with personal application projects and provides reliable web sites, organisations and books from which to obtain further help. One commendable feature is the fact that the booklets do not assume that all their readers are Christians. Each points the reader to Christ and urges the reader to come to him in faith and repentance. If you intend to use one of these to give to someone who is not yet a Christian, make sure you read it yourself first so that you can respond helpfully to them once they have read it. A warmly commended series! Evangelical Times Sept 2011 – Austin Walker Crawley