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This Incomplete One
Words Occasioned by the Death of a Young Person
POD; Published: 5/3/2006
ISBN: 978-0-8028-2227-7
Price: $ 19.50
185 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 5.5 x 8.5
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The death of a child or youth, perhaps more than any other event in life, signals to us that our world is broken. These premature deaths supremely test our faith.

This Incomplete One, edited by Michael D. Bush, features sixteen extraordinary sermons from preachers wrestling with the deaths of children and young adults. The preachers here include classic theologians -- Jonathan Edwards, Friedrich Schleiermacher, and Karl Barth -- and select modern preachers. Two especially noteworthy features are a thoughtful foreword by Nicholas Wolterstorff, author of Lament for a Son, and the first English translation of the profound sermon preached by Karl Barth at the memorial service for his own son, Matthias.

In the midst of immense grief and suffering, This Incomplete One speaks forth words of quiet hope and comfort.

"E ven if we cannot rejoice ourselves, we still hear an entirely different voice rejoice. . . . This voice speaks about the completion of even this incomplete one, about his completion as God's servant brought about through death. It speaks about peace and joy and life to the fullest."
-- Karl Barth

In this book:

M. Craig Barnes
Karl Barth
David L. Bartlett
Ronald P. Byars
John Claypool
William Sloane Coffin Jr.
Stephen T. Davis
J. Howard Edington
Jonathan Edwards
Laura Mendenhall
Jeffrey J. Newlin
Jack Roeda
Fleming Rutledge
Friedrich Schleiermacher
Philip Turner
James Van Tholen