Sharing biblical insights and a personal journey with suicide
During this difficult time of the COVID-19 outbreak, there are more and more people who are struggling with depression. If fact, calls to suicide hotlines are up 800%, and during the last month, anxiety prescriptions were up over 35%. “Last Call” is offered at no charge as a resource and a personal testimony of the hurt that suicide leaves behind and encouragement found in Scripture.
“Although suicide ranks low on the list of books I would prefer to write, it consistently ranks high as a leading cause of death in the United States,” said Caton. “My personal experience of the pain associated with losing a loved one from suicide compels me to write as I join many others on the journey to healing.”
This book is for anyone who is dealing with the loss of a loved one to suicide or those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts. The book also contains practical, biblical ways to talk with someone who is contemplating suicide and encourages them to live on, live well and see God’s ultimate blessing.
About Last Call
On August 1, 2007, Pastor John Mark Caton was heading home from work when he noticed multiple missed messages from his brother, James. He quickly sensed a looming problem as he returned the call. This would be the “Last Call” he would ever have with his brother, who took his life early the next morning.
In the following years, John Mark walked through a valley of loss filled with questions that surround losing a loved one to suicide. The answers to these questions were not discovered in seminary theology classes or seminars but learned through personally walking through this struggle and desperately leaning on Scripture for guidance.
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States; few families escape losing a loved one in this manner. The questions addressed in Last Call- Suicide: An Unfinished Life are the same questions that torment everyone who has experienced such a loss. The confusion and anger that follow a suicide when a loved one chooses to end his/her own life are shared by all who walk this journey. Writing with the heart of a pastor, John Mark offers a path to healing.
About Cottonwood Creek Church
Whatever stage of life you are in, married, single, young, or senior adult, Cottonwood Creek has a place and a ministry for you and your entire family. Our desire is to help you develop a deep and sustainable relationship with God. Our mission is simple - Love God. Love Others. For more information and worship times visit cottonwoodcreek.org or call 972.359.7777
To receive your copy of the book visit cottonwoodcreek.org/last-call or text BOOK to 77978