Death is inevitable. Whether we’re facing the death of a loved one, or our own passing from this world to the next, we cannot avoid it. Death is something we never get used to. But it is something that we can get ready for.
Deborah Howard has taken Jonathan Edwards’ intensely encouraging sermon on the Christian Pilgrim and, drawing on her own experiences as a hospice nurse, has written this book to encourage us to live with our final destination in mind.
Focussing on scripture truth, the reader is encouraged to think about the journey that leads us towards our final destination. How are we spending our lives, as we live in the light of eternity? This combination of classic sermon and modern application makes this book an essential addition to any Christian’s bookshelf.
Deborah Howard lives and writes from her home outside Little Rock, Arkansas. Her books are designed to come alongside those who are suffering and point them to the comfort only God can provide. A self–proclaimed “sovereignty–of–God–girl,” Deborah’s love for the Lord and His word is the motivation for everything she writes.
Deborah has done us a great service with this book for the hurting, the struggler, and the biblical counselor. -Dave Jenkins, Executive Director, Servants of Grace Ministries
Deborah Howard has done it again. She’s written another compassionate work that points us to our Savior, Jesus Christ. My wife and I think it’s fantastic. God has given her a gift which she uses to encourage, inform and inspire. What she has done with this Jonathan Edwards sermon is very fine, indeed. We heartily recommend this book to all believers. -Wayne Mack, ACBC Academy member; Director, ACBC Africa; elder and pastor, Lynnwood Baptist Church, Pretoria, South Africa
Howard uses her personal experience as a hospice nurse to her advantage as she brings Edwards’ treasures alive for our day. She uses the Scripture well and adds helpful discussion questions at the end of each chapter. -Michael Brunk, Pastor, Kathorus Bible Church, Johannesburg, South Africa
Drawing from her experience as a hospice nurse, attending to many who were in the process of dying, she causes us to think about our own eventual deaths, about preparing for death as a believer, and laying out before us the joys of what it will be like when we meet the Lord for an eternity. -Curtis Thomas , Author, pastor and teacher
Imagine, though, sitting with a friend, reading a page or two of Edwards, and talking together about what it means and how it applies. That is the sweet experience of reading this book, with Deborah Howard as our person guide to one of the greatest preachers of all time. -Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan