This unique anthology of biblical and other sacred religious texts, sermons, essays, poems and hymns offers a rich collection of perspectives and beliefs on what lies beyond death, and is designed to bring encouragement, comfort and reassurance as well as prompting spiritual reflection and intellectual curiosity. Ian Bradley is a much-respected writer, broadcaster and academic, and a former Church of Scotland minister, and offers a short commentary on the facing page of each reading, providing context and helpful information and observations. This book will be a valuable resource for all who seek to understand death personally or professionally.
Ian Bradley is Emeritus Professor of Cultural and Spiritual History at the University of St Andrews. A regular writer for the Tablet, the Times and the Telegraph, his career has encompassed full-time journalism and broadcasting and University teaching and chaplaincy work. He is also an active Church of Scotland minister and is the author of over 40 books, ranging in subject matter from academic theology and popular spirituality to contemporary politics.