About the Book

Life is short, and it can be sweet. Contemplating death is looking into a mirror that allows us to see these simple facts clearly, as if for the first time. We have every reason to believe that we have but one life to live—and no good reasons to believe otherwise—and death marks the termination of each life. Examining this reality opens doors to understanding ourselves, each other, connection, love, and life itself in an entirely new way. Life in Light of Death offers a short exploration of the sweetness and opportunity available to those who understand and embrace this fact. By looking at life as reflected by death, we can see what really matters and how best to live.

About the Author


ISBN: 978-1634310864 (paperback)

SRP: $12.95

Page count: 160 pages

Trim size: 4.75 x 7

Pub date: December 2016

Ebook availability: Yes

Audiobook availability: Forthcoming

“What is the purpose of life? It isn't Jesus, Muhammad, Yahweh, or any other religious figure, self-help guru, or grand cosmic scheme to be found in the next life.

As James Lindsay explains in his remarkably cogent and highly readable exposition on life and death, the meaning of life is to live, and the way to know how to live

is vouchsafed to you by virtue of living. How? Read this insightful book to arrive

at your own answer.”

—Michael Shermer, Publisher, Skeptic magazine; columnist, Scientific American;

author, The Moral Arc, The Science of Good and Evil and How We Believe

James A. Lindsay holds degrees in physics and mathematics, with a doctorate in the latter. He has authored two previous books, including Everybody Is Wrong About God and Dot, Dot, Dot: Infinity Plus God Equals Folly. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.