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Chris Glaser Author of "The Final Deadline, What Death Has Taught Me About Life

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"Too Often We Postpone Life, As If There Is No Deadline" Chris Glaser offers a new expression of his embodied, here-and-now, spirituality—his twelfth book, The Final Deadline: What Death Has Taught Me About Life. "Death forces us back on life, as a shut door forces us to find another passageway, a roadblock prompts us to take a detour, or a great loss encourages us to savor what remains." As a writer, Chris Glaser experiences deadlines as friendly reminders that something has to be accomplished by a given time. He views death as the final deadline, one that insists we "get it" or "get it done" – whatever "it is" – during our lifetimes. Glaser depicts Death as an inscrutable Zen master ready to teach us, a spiritual director eager to inspire us, a soul-friend reminding us that our life spans have sacred worth. Movingly, he recounts the deaths that have shaped his soul, opening readers' hearts to their own discoveries facing The Final Deadline. Chris was also Grand Marshall at Atlanta Gay Pride 2009. Chris Glaser, after graduation from Yale Divinity School in 1977, was a pioneer in queer activism in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., seeking ordination as an openly gay man. This has led him to a variety of parish and campus ministries, and to a writing and speaking career that has produced twelve books and taken him to hundreds of campuses, congregations, LGBT centers, and AIDS groups. Part of his impetus was his awareness of "The Final Deadline"--death--and so comes his latest book by that title, subtitled "What Death Has Taught Me About Life."

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