In The Gateway We Call Death, Elder Nelson, a surgeon by profession and now a special witness of the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, approaches the subject of death from both a medical and a theological point of view to discuss such topics as these:
The purpose of life and of death
The purpose of mourning
When death comes without warning
Factors of choice, such as suicide, euthanasia, and use of mechanical means to extend life
Life after death
"As I have come to comprehend more about life in all of its phases," Elder Nelson writes, "I no longer feel that death is always that foe to be feared. Instead, I view it as a potential friend to be understood."
The Gateway We Call Death provides reassurance and comfort for all who seek such understanding.