Review: Spirituality and Practice - September 10, 2008
"[A] courageous and wise work."
Review by: Donna Chavez, Booklist - September 1, 2008
"As pastor of New York's All Souls Unitarian Church, Church is perhaps most comfortable speaking in sermons, which may also be especially comforting, now that he has received a veritable death sentence via terminal cancer, to his congregants and the readers of his many books . . . Church speaks directly to the heart with a message of certain solace to virtually anyone facing the loss of a loved one."
Review: Christian Century - August 26, 2008
"[H]e is certain of the love of Christ that endures beyond our own lives, and he criticizes fundamentalisms of both the right and the left. This book rewards the reader with many wise and quotable thoughts. 'The purpose of life is to live in such a way that our lives will prove worth dying for,' he says. His life's mantra has been 'Do what you can, want what you have, and be who you are.'"