As a minister, Forrest Church has dedicated himself to helping people understand and cope with life and death questions. Now as he faces death from cancer, he is showing his Unitarian Universalist congregation how to depart this life with grace and strength through love.
His new book is Love And Death: My Journey Through The Valley Of The Shadow.
Learn more about Forrest, and his book, Love and Death, at ForrestChurch.com
From Love and Death, used with permission:
"Death is central to my definition of religion. Religion is our human response to the dual reality of being alive and having to die. We are not the animal with advanced language or tools as much as we are the religious animal. Knowing that we must die, we question what life means. The answers we arrive at man not be religious answers, but the questions death forces us to ask are, at heart, religious questions: Where did I come from? Who am I? Where am I going? What is life’s purpose? What does this all signify?"