Drawing from important novels, plays and poems theologian David Cunningham reflects on the issues of suffering death and new life in the context of Christian faith. Three three days of Holy Week-Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday-provide the framework from his wonderfully written and thoughful reflections on these universal human experiences. These reflections are enriched by Cunningham's presentations of Christian prespectives, which are significant resources for dealing with grief and pain, seperation and absense and transformation and renewal. Works discussed include those of T.S. Elliot, William Shakespeare adn Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Questions for discussion and reflection make this an ideal book fro group study or personal devotion.