Through compelling stories drawn from the lives of inspiring role models, a wise and compassionate teacher explores the meaning of living and dying. The author skillfully blends matters of social concern and public policy with the emotional and spiritual health of individuals. In doing so, he addresses life's deepest questions - Why are we here? How do we survive disappointment and loss? How to face the mystery of death? - and reveals the purpose and grace to be found in the depths of human experience.