The Art of Dying and Living
Kerry Walters offers a new take on an old theme, exploring the connection between living and dying well by recounting the stories of nine exemplary men and women of our time and the particular virtues they embodied.
From Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, Sister Thea Bowman, Etty Hillesum, Civil Rights martyr Jonathan Daniels, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Pope John Paul II, and Caryll Houselander, we learn lessons about love, trust, gratitude, patience, courage, and hospitality. These lessons teach us something about how to die. But mostly they show us what it means to truly live.