Finding Meaning Beyond Death: A Reflective Memoir

by Livinus Ibok Anweting

 

Book Details

The book is significantly resourceful and a must-read. It is a contemporary handbook for reaching out to the dying and contemplating about death, life and the living.

A glance at life obviously indicates that life is transient. Everything and events seem to confirm Heraclitus’ state of “perpetual flux.” That everyone is born, ages, declines, and ultimately will die, lends credence to such reality. In Finding Meaning Beyond Death: A Reflective Memoir, Livinus has taken a potentially depressing discourse and transformed it into a moving readable and truly important book. Offering a portrait as portrayed by modernity to deny and banish the idea of death from consciousness, he affirms that death can serve to teach us tangible ways of living in the world. Each of us will yield up the ghost and go our final way in our unique ways, yet death carries the possibility of meaning, reinforces hope in eternity, and teaches that love and relationships are the currencies of life.

 

About the Author

Livinus Ibok Anweting

Livinus Ibok Anweting is a priest of the Diocese of Uyo, Nigeria. Livinus had his seminary training at St. Joseph Major Seminary, Ikot Ekpene. He graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the Pontifical Urban University, Rome respectively. He has an MA in Counseling from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois and a Ph.D. in Religious Education from Fordham University, New York. Livinus is trained and certified in Clinical Pastoral Education. He, currently, serves as a Chaplain at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, Maryland.