Vertical Reach = 5
I've never read something so beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. From little children looking after their hurting parents in the last days of their short lives or bicentennial spouses sharing their last moments the presence and relationship with God shines through in every story.
Ministry Message = 5
God is with you in life and death. Don't be afraid to die it can be a holy, serene and beautiful end to life.
Craft = 3
The style of the book is concise and organized well but some of the stories ended too soon or left out a bit too much information. A bit more description or exposition in a few would have made it a richer reading experience.
Aesthetics = 4
The layout and cover are done well. In a bookstore I would have stopped to pick it up but on a website I'm not sure if I would have clicked the cover it translates better in person. Overall it conveys the peace, reverence and serenity shared in the stories of the book so I like it.
Dollar$ & $ense = 4.125
An intimate and gentle look at what can be a depressing and trying time in life. A beautiful balance between prose, reflection and ministry. I'd recommend this for any grief, counseling or bereavement ministry for encouragement to the ministers, patients and families affected by death.