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Rob Moll, The Art of Dying: Living Fully in the Life to Come, IVP 2010.

“Our culture doesn’t know what to think about death”, writes Pastor Rob Moll at the very beginning of his book, and he is including in this charge many modern Christians. And so long as we don’t know what to think about it, we can’t know what to do with it. But the Christian faith is doubly concerned with death: “by death he trampled down death”, goes the Eastern Christian hymn: death is both the problem and the solution. That Christians should now find themselves awkward and clueless in the face of death, one’s own and that of others, therefore tells of a very sorry state of the Church.  Some decades ago, evangelicals began to pose to themselves the question: “How then shall we live?” In a striking play on that question, the back cover of…

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