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Illustration Title Illustration Author
  • A Long March Through the Night Source unknown
  • A Poem by Benjamin Franklin Source unknown
  • Adolph Hitler Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Afraid? From John & Betty's Stamm's belongings after their death in China
  • Another Room Source unknown
  • Anticipation A. Blackwood, The Funeral, p. 24
  • Arrived Safely Home Source unknown
  • At Last Source unknown
  • Beautiful Garden Source unknown
  • Burial of an Emperor One World, May, 1982
  • Burned at Stake Source unknown
  • Cancellation of Forces Stephen Leacock, Canadian humorist, writer, professor
  • Changed Priorities Christianity Today, October 3, 1994, p. 26
  • Christopher Columbus Source unknown
  • Confederate Soldier Anonymous Confederate soldier&md;1861-65/ died in battle in the War Between the States
  • Corrie Ten Boom Today in the Word, MBI, October, 1991, p. 30
  • Courage and Hope Our Daily Bread, May 29, 1995
  • D. L. Moody The Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, W. Wiersbe, p. 209
  • Dead Cat Contributed by Ross Sams, Jr., Reader's Digest, May 1996, p. 102
  • Death is Universsal Through Sorrow Into Joy, Hugh Salisbury, p. 58
  • Death: The Most Essential of All Works Gary Thomas, in Christianity Today, October 3, 1994, p. 26
  • Drowned for Faithfulness to the Reformation Source unknown
  • Dying Honorably Our Daily Bread, January 28, 1995
  • Dying Words The Enemy, Norwood R. Anderson, in Christianity Today, February 7, 1994, p. 36
  • Dying Words of Stonewall Jackson Source unknown
  • Edith Rockefeller McCormick Today in the Word, September 29, 1992
  • F. B. Meyer Quoted in Consolation, by Mrs. C. Cowman, p. 70.
  • Fact Source unknown
  • Famous Sculptor Source unknown
  • Fanny Crosby Source unknown
  • Flower Mixup Bits & Pieces, June 23, 1994, p. 4
  • Fold Up the Tent Source unknown
  • Gold Source unknown
  • Half In, Half Out Malcolm Muggeridge, Christianity Today, September 3, 1982
  • He Fell Through the Ice Today in the Word, May, 1990, MBI, p. 9
  • He Read His Own Obituary Source unknown
  • High Watermarks John Gilmore, Probing Heaven, Key Questions on the Hereafter, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1989) p. 63.
  • His Way Was Right Source unknown
  • Home Safe at Last Source unknown
  • Hope Needs a Foundation Our Daily Bread, April 17, 1995
  • Howard Hughes Time, December 13, 1976
  • If You Want to go to Heaven, Raise Your Hand Source unknown
  • John Quincy Adams Today in the Word, April 11, 1992
  • John Wesley Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching and Preachers, W. Wiersbe, p. 245
  • Jonathan Edwards Source unknown
  • Land of the Dying Source unknown
  • Last Will and Testament Our Daily Bread, May 11, 1995
  • Last Words Source unknown
  • Late Faith Calvin Miller, The Valiant Papers, p. 20
  • Letter from a Condemned Man Michael Green, Running From Reality.
  • Letter of Consolation Source unknown
  • Life Flows By Like a Flood Christianity Today, October 3, 1994, p. 24
  • Life is Short Source unknown
  • Long Life in America Our Daily Bread, February 24, 1995
  • Made Like Him Source unknown
  • Messengers of Death Our Daily Bread, 2-29-91
  • Mickey Mantle Los Angeles Times, Monday, August 14, 1995
  • Napoleon Bonapart Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Neil Simon Leighton Ford, Good News is For Sharing, p. 31
  • No Death at the Tracks Source unknown
  • No Difference in Bones Source unknown
  • No Exceptions Today in the Word, April 11, 1993
  • Nobody Is Afraid of a Shadow Our Daily Bread
  • None Other Lamb Source unknown
  • Not If . . . When D. Stuart Briscoe, Spirit Life
  • Nothing at All From the book September
  • O Jesus . . . Source unknown
  • On the Death of a Minister Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • Orphan Boy's New Home Source unknown
  • Perpetual Night Morning Glory, January 29, 1994
  • Pillar of Hercules John Gilmore, Probing Heaven, Key Questions on the Hereafter, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1989) p. 65.
  • Plan Your Departure! Our Daily Bread, Tuesday, October 25.
  • Quotes Sources unknown
  • Rather Rejoice than Fear Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ
  • Rearranging Priorities Our Daily Bread, January 1, 1995
  • Risk-Takers Our Daily Bread, 4-6-91
  • Safely Home Source unknown
  • Sarah Winchester Our Daily Bread, April 2, 1994
  • Scarab Beetle Today in the Word, March 6, 1997, p. 11
  • Scottish Missionary Our Daily Bread, August 6, 1992
  • Shadow of Death Source unknown
  • So Little Done, So Much to Do Today in the Word, July 28, 1992
  • Stonewall Jackson Source unknown
  • Suddenly Source unknown
  • Testimony 125 A.D. Today in the Word, April 10, 1993
  • The Clock of Life Source unknown
  • The Creation Our Daily Bread, January 1, 1994
  • The Hell Club Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations, Paul Lee Tan, Assurance Press.
  • Tombstone Inscriptions Source unknown
  • Trotman's Drowning Starting Over by Charles R. Swindoll, Multnomah Press, 1977, p. 67
  • Typical Inscription on a Grave in Paul's Day Warren Wiersbe, Be Ready, p. 83
  • Victoria Principal Source unknown
  • What to be Buried With U.S. News & World Report June 22, 1992 p. 26
  • What's Beyond the Door Christian Theology in Plain Language, p. 208
  • When Loved Ones are Taken in Death Lehman Strauss, When Loved Ones Are Taken in Death.
  • When My Work Is Done . . . Moody, December, 1993, p. 70
  • William Randolph Hearst Lehman Strauss, We Live Forever, p. 10
  • Woody Allen Woody Allen, Courage - You Can Stand Strong in the Face of Fear, Jon Johnston, 1990, SP Publications, p. 34.
  • J. Edgar Hoover Charles C. Ryrie, Bibliotheca Sacra, a theological quarterly published by Dallas Theological Seminary, July, 1972.
  • Hinderances Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ
  • Somebody Has to Die Addison Leitch, quoted in Passion and Purity, Elizabeth Elliot, Revell, 1984, p. 72
  • Afraid? From John & Betty's Stamm's belongings after their death in China
  • Death of a Pastor Source unknown
  • Death of a Shop Worker Morning Glory, January 8, 1994
  • Entering God's Presence Our Daily Bread, Sunday, May 27
  • Epitaph Family Survival in the American Jungle, Steve Farrar, 1991, Multnomah Press, p. 48
  • F. B. Meyer Quoted in Consolation, by Mrs. C. Cowman, p. 70.
  • Financier John Peirpont Morgan Our Daily Bread, May 11, 1995
  • I'm Home Now! Source unknown
  • Keep us, Lord Christianity Today, p. 50.
  • Parting Letter Source unknown
  • Poem Source unknown
  • Quotes Sources unknown
  • Safely Home Source unknown
  • Something Beyond? The Autobiography of John Todd
  • When I Am Gone William Carey in The Life of William Carey.
  • When You're Old Malcolm Muggeridge, Christianity Today, Sept. 3, 1982
  • Quote Source unknown