Nelson Books announced today the latest title in the popular Purpose Driven... series by Rick Warren, Purpose-Driven Death.
Rick Warren has provided a blueprint for boomer life and boomer churches, and as boomers age, it seems right to provide answers for the next phase of life: the end of life. This is a five-point strategy for ensuring that your death is not ignoble or embarrassing, but that the end of your life can be as purposeful as the middle years.
In this new book, Warren explains how the end of your life can be used purposefully to demonstrate purpose to those around you: doctors, your spouse, your parents, your spouse's lawyers, your parents' lawyers, local law enforcement officers, courts, legislators, the media, and the world. Warren offers help ranging from the philosophical ("It's not about you, but about the precedent you set, whether for people diagnosed as persistent vegetative, for the papacy, or just for your children") to the practical ("Never set the beneficiary of your trust fund as anyone who might have the power to pull your plug"), all in his oft-imitated inimitable style.
As pastor of a suburban megachurch filled with white boomers, Warren has presided over many funerals and seen many church members die. It is this unique experience that Warren brings to life, combined with his gift for making simple subjects even more simple.
If you're white, middle-class, and older than 46, this book is for you.