The Book

If you had to give a message at your own funeral, what would you say?

By Jack McElroy

It’s an arresting thought, isn’t it? You look out at the crowd and see your family, friends, relatives, coworkers, and acquaintances. Imagine that your parents, grandparents, and grandchildren are there too.

You’ve got their undivided attention, so what will you say to them?

It’s your chance to really influence their lives. This is your legacy. It’s what they’ll remember you by.

I figured out what I would say, and I ended up writing it in a book. It’s called How I Lost My Fear of Death and How You Can Too.

It’s a book about life after death that can be read by anyone of any religious background. It’s written in a conversational and nonthreatening tone that engages you right away, carefully explaining the problem we all face and offering a solution.

THE PROBLEM: Dying is a scary prospect for those who aren’t assured of what will happen to them after they die.  If you feel this way then you know you are in bondage to this fear and live every day like a condemned prisoner.

You hope that by having faith in God (or gods), keeping certain laws, and observing certain religious rituals, you’ll gain life after death or nirvana/peace. The problem is that every religion, without exception, is great at prescribing things for you to DO but never tells you when you’ve DONE enough.

What if there was a way you could get rid of your fear of death once and for all?

THE SOLUTION: There is. All you have to do is find a reason why you don’t need to be afraid anymore. That reason is provided in How I Lost My Fear of Death and How You Can Too. And the solution to your problem is presented in an interesting and informative way.

Here’s how…

First, all the major world religions are spread out on the table.

• Christian Religions: Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Jehovah’s Witnessism, and Mormonism • Non-Christian Religions: Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism • Atheism, Humanism, Christian Science, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism are also touched on.

One of the problems in approaching a subject like this is that it can get pretty confusing and really boring in a hurry.

How I Lost My Fear of Death and How You Can Too makes this seemingly complex analysis simple by cutting to the chase.

We focus–and then only briefly–on what each major world religion says about what you must DO in order to obtain life after death. All other detailed theological beliefs are omitted. (The Roman Catholicism section is a lengthier because it is necessary to the story.)

Then what the Bible says about life after death is examined.

How I Lost My Fear of Death and How You Can Too clearly explains why the Bible is different from other religious writings. The Bible tells us EXACTLY what we must DO to inherit eternal life (believe on the one whom the Father has sent) and what was DONE by the Lord Jesus Christ to secure eternal life for us. The book emphasizes over and over that this gift is free.

Who is this book written for?

1. If you or someone you know is scared of dying this book provides a solution .

2. Christians looking for an explanation of the hope that lies within them that they can give to anyone of any religion without fear of insulting them: This is one that recipients will actually READ instead of consign to the trash bin.

3. Christians who want reassurance that their faith is not in vain.

Why you will like this book.

Discussing religion can sometimes be divisive, insulting, and hurtful if not done in a spirit of love, openness, and candor. Nobody’s beliefs are insulted in How I Lost My Fear of Death and How You Can Too, and readers are encouraged to make up their own mind based on the evidence presented.

The book’s conversational style and over 50 pictures and illustrations immediately connect with readers from age 12 to adult. More importantly, over 110 Scripture references explain Biblical truth.

Readers get an easy-to-understand answer to the fear that’s plagued them their whole lives. They’ll discover that their fear of death can be done away with once and for all by simply believing what the Bible says and doing it.


How I Lost My Fear of Death and How You Can Too

Publication Date January 2014
Length 168 Pages
Dimensions 5″ × 7″


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978-0-9860265-3-9 Paper Back $6.99 buy-now-btn-red
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