All of us face the prospect of death it not this day, then one day. But most of us would rather defer that thought indefinitely. Earlier generations of Christians studied classic ars moriendi - manuals on the art of dying - to help them face and embrace morality. They learned from these books something our own generation is in danger of forgetting: that the manner in which one does very much depends on the manner in which one has lived.
Kerry Walters offers a new take on an old theme, exploring the connection between living and dying well by recounting the stories of nine exemplary men and women of our time and the particular virtues they embodied.