Have any of you read this book? A patient of mine gave me a copy and I it!
I have struggled a lot in my life about the whole "Heaven vs Hell" thing. I have hope that we will all go to Heaven and live an everlasting life but I also worry about some of my family members.
My mother died after a 102 day battle with cancer. After she attempted radiation she was in sooooo much pain for the next 2 months that I told her to take things into her own hands. I personally believe someone should be able to receive as much morphine as a person needs to control their pain with a terminal illness regardless of the effect it has on their respirations and if it hastens things so be it!
My mother would not take more than her prescribed dose b/c she was afraid if she died from it her Higher Power would view it as suicide and sentence her to an eternity in hell. While I disagree I respected her decision to bear the pain for the following months. (She was not able to go to Hospice, her insurance did not cover it and I know in Hospice they would have controlled her pain!)
Also, my little brother died of a heart attack at 27. We were raised by my grandmother who was of a different faith which strongly contrasted with our childhood beliefs so, in a sense it made us turn away from church as adults. I have worried about his afterlife.
This book was awesome and gave such insight into Heaven that I think it is a must read for all Christians!
Anyone else have thoughts on the book?