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Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us?

Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway, has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. In The Last Bus, he presents a positive, meditative and profound exploration of the many important lessons we can learn from death: facing up to the limitations of our bodies as they falter, reflecting on our failings, and forgiving ourselves and others. But in a modern world increasingly wary of acknowledging mortality, Waiting for the Last Bus is also a stirring plea to reacquaint ourselves with death. Facing and welcoming death gives us the chance to think about not only the meaning of our own life, but of life itself; and can mean the difference between ordinary sorrow and unbearable regret at the end.

Radical, joyful and moving, Waiting for the Last Bus is an invitation to reconsider life's greatest mystery by one of the most important and beloved religious leaders of our time.

©2018 Richard Holloway (P)2018 Canongate Books Ltd

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Well delivered platitudes.

Not much more to say. I’m 70, & can’t say that learned anything I didn’t already know, aside from a few definitions of Latin phrases. I was tempted to quit now & then, but the author seems such a pleasant person I just stayed with him.

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  • Maggi Sale
  • 03-10-18

Reconnections!

Richard's voice has lulled me to restful sleep each night with deep contentment.Aho! Thank you.

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  • Mihai Olaru
  • 06-17-18

It is time to reflect

A book that I needed to listen to.
It helped me to take a break from life’s race and think what am I headed towards.
Death has always been a preferred subject to discuss with close friends.
I recommend this to anyone worried too much about life’s purpose.
There is no purpose. That’s when you realise you can add one to it.

Calmly read by the author, with a warm deep tone, this book is worth five stars.

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  • Hamster
  • 05-16-18

fasconating listening

I absolutely loved listening to Richard Holloway and would like my contemporáry elderly friends and younger family members to hear it.