Death and Dying Resources

Death is the inevitable end to our lives and the lives of our loved ones. In the U.S., however, we often choose to ignore this reality until we are faced with our own death or the death of someone we are close to. Belinda Acosta documents her own experience with death and dying in “Holding On and Letting Go" (Sojourners, May 2014).

The following resources are for those experiencing death, dying, and grief or for those who desire to learn more about the process in order to live well.


  1. The Five Stages of Grief, by E. Ethelbert Miller
  2. Grief in Community, by Ron Green
  3. Reflections Along the Way of Terminal Illness, by Gordon C. Stewart
  4. ‘God is Good. God is Great. Hope is Eternal:’ Lessons in Life and Dying, by Phil Haslanger
  5. Brian McLaren: Sorry Can Make Us Better, Not Bitter, by Brian McLaren
  6. The Art of Dying, by Lisa Sowle Cahill


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