The Brevity of Life was written by Steve Dawson. Steve was moved to write this booklet after his younger sister Jane died at age 33. Many of her friends, as well as many in her extended family who remained were left reeling and devastated. Some expressed anger and outrage at God. Although Steve was “hurting” too, he also knew that in the plans of our Creator God there is hope beyond the grave. This hope can be found in God’s Word, the Holy Bible.
Steve’s purpose in writing and publishing this booklet was simply to come alongside and encourage these people, who are now hurting at the loss of a loved one or a friend. These folks may wonder, or have questions about their relationship with God.
This little “take-along with you booklet” was designed, written, and self-published as a non-denominational Christian message of hope and assurance. The selected Scripture verses are quoted from both The Old Testament and the New Testament of the Bible, and are ones that are universally accepted by all Christian churches. This booklet has been requested by both Protestant and Catholic churches. It is presently being utilized today by persons who have read it, and then desire additional copies to be shared with others. It is also being used in hospital visitation, in hospice situations, at funeral homes, and at funeral memorial services.
Steve’s suggestion follows: “My strong recommendation is for folks to read The Brevity of Life through in one quiet sitting, where they will be undisturbed, and where these selected verses which contain the Biblical truths of reality, challenge, and hope, can sink in. There is continuity to it. It is perhaps a ten minute read. If you find you could use more booklets, I will send more, just ask. They are free.”
*Steve Dawson graduated from the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, with a major in Pastoral Theology. He also graduated from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with a major in Biblical Studies.
Steve Dawson Ministries, is a non-denominational, non-profit, ministry endeavor, and is not associated with any particular church. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org