It's Time presents a series of short stories highlighting an important but neglected aspect of life. Serious illness and aging are dependable harbingers of life's end. For each of us, there comes a point when we must admit, it's time. We hear the doctor say this to a dying patient and family members, to parents too long in the family home, to sobered younger people when a spouse or child becomes seriously ill. This kairos, this moment of profound significance, comes to us all.
Good stories appeal to everyone. Students, particularly medical students or those in pastoral ministry or other health care disciplines, will find this book a unique, rich resource. Senior learners will find the essays helpful to work through their own history of decision-making, grief, loss. The essays provoke discussion and often closure for painful issues.
When It's Time, each of us must put away the dreams of youth and consider with seriousness death, illness, and grief. This book can help us do just that. It does it well.