End-of-life decisions are hard, for everyone involved. This book will give you the means to make those decisions more clearly, even if it doesn’t make those decisions any easier. . . .
Hattie Bryant. I’ll Have It God’s Way: Living Fully, Now and into Your Forever. 156p., $19.99, Deep River Books.
Our complex modern healthcare system, fear of death, and lack of planning push us into a default end-of-life approach, instead of one that fits our values and desires. As a result, while 70–80% of people say they want to die peacefully and pain-free at home, surrounded by friends and family, fewer than 30% end up doing so. Christians are included in these statistics. It has become clear that modern medicine cannot give us all we need to live with meaning until the moment God calls us home.
This study equips you with the biblical truth, healthcare facts, and practical steps you need to act on now, while you’re still healthy, to prepare you to live fully all the way to heaven. In I’ll Have It God’s Way, you’ll be guided gently through the necessary steps to take you from a vague idea of what you want to an applicable plan to make it happen.
By the time you complete the study, you will have decided on a medical proxy, created an advance care directive, and even created a video to give to those in your circle of care. Your family, friends, clergy, and physicians will have the information they need to understand and honor your wishes in your final days. You’ll have put all the tools in place to make your intentions a reality, one manageable step at a time.
I’ll Have It God’s Way is designed for small groups to work through together, but it is equally helpful for individuals who wish to go through it themselves or with their families. Videos and discussion questions guide learning and discussion in six sessions, while additional reading and homework assignments provide more opportunities to internalize and personalize each step between sessions. Helpful worksheets, URLs for the online videos, and a template for an advance care directive are included.