This complete edition of Solomon Shaw's classic contains all 236 of the author's classic testimonies, arranged into three parts. Originally published in 1898, the Dying Testimonies Of Saved And Unsaved were the product of a bold and extensive research project undertaken by the author. Shaw wished to collect and exhibit a range of different words and sentiments delivered by Christians and sinners as they lay close to the threshold of death, to demonstrate how some people die at peace while others die in the throes of fear, anger or sorrow.
Some of the testimonies are derived from illustrious historical figures such as Sir Francis Newport and Cardinal Wosley, whilst others were sourced from ordinary Christians and non-believers on their deathbeds.
A common theme throughout the book is the tone and topics undertaken by the terminally ill or expiring believers - in most cases, these testimonies evidence an inner peace and a willingness to join with the Lord in Heaven. Conversely, those who have committed evil deeds or refused to believe or otherwise assent to the power of God are seen to be prey to various negative emotions.
One man, a known local infidel who refused all religious guidance, lets out enraged cries of 'Hell and damnation!' repeatedly until he abruptly falls back and perishes. The 236 testimonies collected in this extensive edition are of varying length; some are brief, consisting only of a few words from the dying person and observations of their condition. Others however are lengthy, with philosophical or spiritual thoughts upon the nature of life and death and the impending departure.
About the Author
Solomon B. Shaw was a wise recorder of life-and-death scenes. His best-known book is "Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved", originally published in 1898.