TMW Book Reviews

Review – Contemptible Deaths and Making Choices About Eternity


A Richard McGinnis

“Contemptible Deaths and Making Choices About Eternity” by A Richard McGinnis is a thought-provoking exploration of the profound and often unsettling themes of death and the afterlife. Richard’s narrative is a collection of stories that delve into the circumstances surrounding various deaths, ranging from the mundane to the extraordinary. These tales are intertwined with reflections on spirituality, morality, and the choices that shape our destinies beyond the physical realm.

Richard’s style is reminiscent of the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King, with a unique blend of storytelling that captivates and challenges the reader. The author effectively uses the motif of death not as an end, but as a doorway to deeper understanding of life’s purpose and the eternal consequences of our actions. Each story is crafted with attention to detail and imbued with a sense of urgency and introspection.

One of the most compelling aspects of this book is its exploration of the concept of eternity and the choices we make in life. Richard integrates biblical teachings and personal beliefs to offer a perspective on how our actions in life echo in the afterlife. This spiritual dimension adds depth to the narratives, inviting readers to contemplate their own beliefs and values.

The book’s structure, alternating between storytelling and philosophical musings, allows for a reflective reading experience. The stories themselves are engaging, with characters and scenarios that are relatable yet intriguingly complex. Richard’s ability to weave tales that are both entertaining and thought-provoking is a testament to his skill as a writer.

In conclusion, “Contemptible Deaths and Making Choices About Eternity” is a notable addition to the genre of spiritual and philosophical literature. It challenges readers to consider the weight of their choices and the implications for their eternal journey. Richard’s blend of storytelling and introspection creates a compelling narrative that resonates long after the last page is turned. This book is an indispensable read for those who enjoy a deep dive into the existential questions of life and death.

– The Moving Words Review

Official Entry: The Most Moving Book Award, Jan. 3, 2025