In God we die

by Warren Ostrom

Other authorsChel Avery (Editor), Mary Helgesen Gabel (Designer)
Pamphlet, 2006

Status

Available

Call number

CP 385/1

Publication

Wallingford, Pa. : Pendle Hill Publications, 2006.

ISBN

0875743854 / 9780875743851

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Description

In God We Die invites us to look with fresh eyes at the prospect of our own death and dying, reminding us that we can trust the Spirit with our lives and deaths. Advances in the technologies and institutions of life preservation seem to take our lives out of God's hands, presenting choices with consequences we may not understand. Opportunities or pressures to prolong our own survival and that of the people we care for sometimes lead us down paths contrary to our values and may deprive us of peaceful closure. Author Warren Ostrom, who has worked closely with the aging and dying for over two decades, offers his deeply-considered insights on the end of life, as well as his reflections on the role of spirituality in how we face death, and guidance for finding clarity in our choices about our own final path.--Back cover.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member kaulsu
The author give good and accurate advice about end-of-life directives at the end of the pamphlet. The discussion on life-after-death was also interesting. His reasoning about whether to intervene medically was fraught with hubris on his part, in my opinion (humbly, thought, humbly! :) ). His
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arguments were not logical and were often based on questionable premises, such as the fact that the new immigrants to the United States are being "forced" into health care postitions because of our national feeling pf superiority. Ack! Still, a pamphlet sure to stir conversation.
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LibraryThing member QuakerReviews
Is it wise to prolong our lives with medical interventions, especially when we are old? Should we have faith that God has a purpose for us, and when we have fulfilled it, at whatever age, it is all right to die? How can we discern and make decisions about our wishes about medical treatment and
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death?
This pamphlet contains a helpful section on practicing discernment. Ostrom also explains very tenderly what he knows, doesn't know, and believes about life and death. An appendix explains legal options (as of 2006) for giving your instructions on the end of your life.
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