The Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care

by Thomas Long, Thomas Lynch. Westminster John Knox Press, 2013.

This resource provides insight into how a community of faith can help others experience fully and gracefully the experience of death and dying.


dealing with death, how congregations can help others experience death and dying gracefully, reflecting on mortality

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book

Suggested Uses

  • Reflect on your own mortality after reading the final chapter titled, "All Souls, All Saints: A Coda."
  • Provide comfort for individuals near death by consulting this resource for insight.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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