By Donald R. Fletcher
Their dialogues, patterned approximately after Plato, begin with Jay asking if demise is simply the top of lifestyles, or if there's extra. Does technological know-how have a solution? Is there a soul or spirit, a fact that transcends the truth of our clinical universe of house and time? Or is an lifestyles past this global and lifestyles simply the indulgence of inventive conjecture? during the conversations of those buddies, the dialogues supply an confirmation of existence, of what it ability to be someone, and of an afterlife past the bounds of area and time.
The book's motive is to stimulate considerate mirrored image and dialogue, whereas no longer advocating for any specific philosophical or non secular position.
"Don, as a masterful theologian and storyteller, invitations us in six short segments to snoop on the tricky conversations that all of us have approximately existence, which means, and afterlife. a good source for small teams to sit down of their personal circle and share."
--Deborah G. Brincivalli, govt Presbyter, Presbytery of West Jersey, Haddon Heights, New Jersey
"In his brief, relocating meditation Dialogues with Jay, Don Fletcher lightly directs our gaze past the boundary of the identified, pointing to a picture of existence and the God past all existence grounded within the energy of love. It is a hot and considerate pastoral mirrored image, to be shared in discussion with relatives and friends."
--Lewis John Eron, Rabbi Emeritus, Lions Gate CCRC, Voorhees, New Jersey
"This paintings retains you pondering whereas evoking your individual internal studies, wondering how your ideals have been shaped, and what the longer term holds."
--Rebecca Rosenau, affiliate Director of Senior prone, Director of Advocacy & Senior prone Outreach, Samost Jewish relations & kid's provider of Southern New Jersey
Now in his past due nineties, Donald R. Fletcher keeps to put in writing, publishing seven books due to the fact 2003. Born in 1919, he grew up in Korea, is the son of Presbyterian scientific missionaries, earned levels at Princeton collage and Princeton Theological Seminary, and served the Presbyterian Church in Chile, the Caribbean, and at headquarters. He additionally taught at highschool, university, and college degrees in New Jersey, Alabama, and Texas. In 2007 he moved to Lions Gate, a continuous care retirement neighborhood, along with his spouse, Martha, taking care of her until eventually her loss of life from Alzheimer's illness in 2014, an occasion mirrored during this book.
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