“Death is the ultimate equalizer. We all will die. What differs is how death is handled by various people. For some it evokes horror and despair. For others it is quiet acceptance. Still others embrace death with a surety of hope and faith. All religions have a philosophy and belief system to help adherents of that faith cope with this final reality.
What meaning can we find in death? This is not primarily a philosophical question, and it is not food for frivolous discussions. No, the question grabs us at a gut level. Its answer can be the difference between hope and despair. The Catholic Church promises an answer in the deposit of truth that it has cherished and protected since our Savior ascended into heaven with the promise of a return. This book explores what Catholic faith tells us.—From the “Introduction” to Death, Where Is Your Sting?
About the Series: Faith Basics
The Faith Basics series is about living life well. The booklets cover those topics of the Faith that most directly relate to the practical Catholic. Written for the person spread a bit too thin, the booklets are easily readable, coving the fundamentals in few words, while both informing and inspiring busy people to understand and live the Faith.