For Thou Art With Me: Biblical Help for the Terminally Ill and Those Who Love Them

Reviewed by: Connor Salter, a Professional Writing student at Taylor University in Upland, IN.




Title: For Thou Art With Me: Biblical Help for the Terminally Ill and Those Who Love Them

Author: Bruce A. Baker

Publisher: Grace Acre Press

Publication Date: 2019

Format: Paperback

Length: 118 pages


Why does impending death cause so much fear for us? Are there reasons why people get terminal illnesses? Bruce A. Baker addresses those questions and others in this book, explaining the Bible’s view of suffering and death. Along the way, he provides discussion and reflection questions to guide readers deeper into the topic.

Baker clearly wrote this book to be a sort of faith primer that covers the basic spiritual questions people ask when they discover they are terminally ill. Readers seeking an extensive explanation about theological views of suffering or death will want to find another source. With that in mind, this book is quite helpful. Baker avoids making the answers too simple or going beyond what the Bible clearly teaches. Instead, he points readers back to


Rating (1 to 5 stars)

4 stars

Suggested Audience

People who have terminal illnesses, Christians who have terminally ill relatives, small groups studying the Bible’s view of death.

Christian Impact

This book provides excellent tools for helping terminally people understand suffering and the basics of faith.



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