In a society that does not like to speak about death, Eryl Davies brings a contemporary, biblical, pastoral perspective on one of the most controversial topics of our times. The desire to control when and how one’s life ends can be a complex and heart–breaking issue, so Davies encourages Christians to be informed, and to engage with the debate, bringing God’s light to the darkness.
Eryl Davies is an elder at Heath Evangelical church, Cardiff and a member of the Management Board of the Evangelical Movement of Wales . He pastored churches in South and North Wales before becoming the first principal of what is now Union School of Theology. He continues to serve churches and conferences and to write.
… a comprehensive and concise exploration of the difficult and often taboo topic of assisted dying and suicide, bringing the inerrant Word of God alongside the world’s debate on these issues.
Madeleine Dutkowski, BACP Registered Child, Young Person & Adult Counselling Psychotherapist
Dr Davies brings five remarkable abilities together in this book: clarity of style, intellectual depth, biblical faithfulness, theological expertise, and the heart of a pastor. The result is a book that is as knowledgeable and wise as it is accessible and helpful.
Phil Hill, Retired pastor and theological lecturer
Euthanasia is increasingly being presented as the compassionate and ‘right’ thing to do. But is it? This short, but comprehensive book not only shines a light on these complex issues, but also shows us the true Light that is open to all, even in the midst of suffering.
Jonathan Thomas, Pastoral Dean, Union School of Theology and Pastor of Cornerstone Church, Abergavenny, Wales
… will be of great value to those needing immediate guidance in difficult situations, as well as those who want to start thinking more deeply about the issues raised by the current debates on assisted dying, euthanasia and suicide.
Professor John Alcolado, Head of Division of Medial Sciences & Graduate Entry Medicine; Deputy Head, University of Nottingham School of Medicine and Consultant Physician