When one of our brothers or sisters leaves this world in death, we as Christians know that they have simply stepped into a new life with Jesus Christ. However, those of us who are left on Earth may need some further consolation until it is our time to join them and our Heavenly Father. Richard Zajac wrote this book, Funeral Frames: Stories to Capture a Life Well Lived, as a resource to aid those in ministry who are called to comfort the grievers, that these stories may point them towards the soothing resurrection of their loved ones in Christ.
When reflecting back on a person's life, it is imperative that the words of a friend not only comfort the family members, but also pay respect to the life that had been lived. However, it is doubly important to not be repetitive with illustrations, especially when the congregants come to multiple funerals for their church family.
After meeting with the deceased's family and learning the type of person that they were, Zajac encourages priests, ministers, rabbis, deacons, or anyone entrusted by the family to eulogize, to search through the illustrations for one that accurately depicts the impact that the deceased had on the world and on those they were forced to leave behind.