Be Not Afraid: Overcoming The Fear Of Death by Johann Christoph Arnold

By Johann Christoph Arnold

On account that 11th of September, who hasn't felt the grip of worry? worry of injuries or acts of terror, sickness or demise, loneliness or grief -- if you are like most folk, such anxieties will be robbing you of the peace that may be yours. right here, Arnold tells how usual males, girls, & youngsters stumbled on the energy to overcome their inner most fears. Interspersed with anecdotes from such clever lecturers as Tolstoy, Dickens, & mom Teresa, Arnold's phrases provide the reassurance that even in an age of hysteria, you could stay lifestyles to the entire & meet loss of life with self assurance. The e-book is full of tales approximately those who have died, yet desire is usually current, & Arnold notes that it's occasionally published extra absolutely in such bad situations than in the course of effortless instances.

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That was the only time his voice was heard. I only caught a glimpse of my son as he was whisked away to be examined. Two hours after his birth I was wheeled down to the neonatal ICU to see and touch my firstborn. He was tiny, less than three pounds, with a shock of dark hair. He was attached to every conceivable monitoring device, and the ventilator was breathing for him. I was filled with joy and thanks for the miracle of our son, sure that he would live. My husband, Eddie, later told me that he was not as sure as I about Stephen’s future.

As a volunteer in Armenia following the 1988 earthquake there, he had seen firsthand the fickleness of life and the suffering of countless people. Stephen lived exactly twenty-six hours and two minutes. His prematurity compounded several serious medical conditions that could not be corrected. I remember the tears that would not stop when a group of doctors brought us into consultation six hours before he died and told us that they suspected a genetic condition that would mean his early death. I held on to Eddie and tried to grasp what we had just been told.

I waited at the front desk with the baby’s bassinet. When the undertaker returned, he was holding our little girl upside down, by the feet, with one hand. I reached for the quilt Ruby had made for the baby, but before I could do more, the man dropped her into the bassinet. He was cold, disgusted. On the long, lonely drive home, I had to fight very hard to find forgiveness in my heart. I prepared a grave on our homestead, and together we laid our little girl to rest with very sore hearts. 43 Be Not Afraid Reverence Extreme as Doug and Ruby’s story may seem, it illustrates an attitude that is rampant in today’s world.

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