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Be Not Afraid: Overcoming the Fear of Death

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Fear of accidents or acts of terror, illness or dying, loneliness or grief - if you're like most people such anxieties may be robbing you of the peace that could be yours. In Be Not Afraid, Johann Christoph Arnold, a seasoned pastoral counselor who has accompanied many people to death's door, tells how ordinary men, women and children found the strength to conquer their d ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published May 25th 2014 by Plough Publishing House (first published June 1996)
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Alassane Argant
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sooner or a later in life... we all have that one incident that causes us to develop some type fear towards something. Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. When I was about 12 years old, the church I took part in was going on a 4 hour long trip. We had 3 church vans on the highway, it was early in the morning and I was still sleepy. While on the verge of falling asleep, suddenly I heard this popping noise, ...more
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Peter Holford
As Joseph Conrad reminds us in Lord Jim, our days are numbered whether we like it or not, and there is "never time to say our last word - the last word of our love, or our desire, faith, remorse ..."

In typical JC Arnold style, the author draws from both classic literature and his vast experience as a counsellor - not a common approach to books on death, loss and grief - but I like it. This is not the best book of his which I have read (I think I've read five, now), but it remains challenging and
Sandeep  Ruhela
Apr 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
one of the bravest subject I ever chose to read.

Not all in their normal and happiest lives would ever try such a subject. Somewhere in the corner of their heart, all fear death. All fear uncertainty. All fear loss of their loved ones. All fear their confrontation with some chronic deadly disease which may scare you to death.

I chose this book to face the ultimate reality of life which is Death; an unavoidable and certain truth of life. Author has described many incidents of his family and friend
Oct 30, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a fairly good book.................It had some inspiring and sad stories in it, some of it was hard reading and therefore it took me a while to read it(I became a little, dare I say bored with it) Don't get me wrong, it was truely heartfelt and could help others with the fear of passing.(The personal stories were good but sad).
Aug 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ian tells me he thinks I should join the Bruderhof. I'm going to subscribe to their magazine, The Plough. This book tells real stories of courgae and love in the face of death, and love in community.
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Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very timely..... plenty to think about.
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A writer whose down-to-earth perspective has helped his books sell more than a million copies in twenty languages, Johann Christoph Arnold offers sound advice on a wide variety of contemporary issues. An outspoken social critic, he has addressed gatherings from Sydney to London and visited hotspots around the globe, including Ireland, Iraq, Chiapas, and Israel/Palestine. His work has also taken hi ...more
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