Book on Conversations with the Dying Wins Silver Award

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At the Edge of Life: Conversations When Death Is Near Wins 2015 Illumination Book Award

Richard Morgan is an inspiration and guide for both the dying and those who care for them. —John M. Mulder Former president, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Upper Room Books is pleased to announce that At the Edge of Life: Conversations When Death Is Near by Richard L. Morgan has won a 2015 Illumination Book Award. Morgan’s book won a silver award in the Ministry/Mission category.

In At the Edge of Life, Dr. Richard Morgan draws on over 60 years of experience as a pastor, counselor, hospice chaplain, and friend to dying persons to help those coping with a loved one who is approaching death. The book's 30 meditations guide readers to know how to listen and what to say to a dying person.

Morgan is nationally renowned for his ministry to older adults, first as pastor and then as an author. Now in his 80s, he devotes his time to writing and providing pastoral care for residents of the retirement community where he lives. Morgan is the author of 15 books and coauthor of 2 books. He is a resident at Redstone Highlands, a continuing care retirement community near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He blogs at

Upper Room Books is a publishing imprint of The Upper Room, a global ministry located in Nashville, Tennessee. Upper Room Books are designed to encourage prayer and other daily disciplines that lead to a deeper relationship with God.

The Illumination Awards celebrate and recognize the exemplary books produced by the ever-growing branch of Christian publishing and bookselling. A vast array of new titles is released from this thriving sector each year, bringing inspiration and answers to millions of readers exploring their faith.

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