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The Gateway We Call Death


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Even Latter-day Saints, with knowledge of the plan of salvation, often have trouble coping with the idea of death. In this book, Elder Russell M. Nelson discusses death from the unique perspective of a medical doctor and as an apostle.

Our purpose in life is to be tested, to develop faith, to make and keep sacred covenants, and later, to leave.

He offers reassurance about this experience and what follows, and he gives comfort and counsel to those who face death or the loss of a loved one and answers puzzling questions.

About the Author

Russell M. Nelson

Russell M. Nelson is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prior to his call, he was a world-renowned cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, medical researcher, and educator. He received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Utah and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He and his wife, the late Dantzel Nelson, are the parents of ten children. Dantzel Nelson passed away in February 2005. Elder Nelson married Wendy L. Watson, a professor of marriage and family therapy in BYU's School of Family Life, in 2006.

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