This book has taken a career of research and reflection to write. Its purpose is to provide comfort and hope to the grieving amid the reality of death and to serve as a resource for others ministering to the grieving.
The people whose stories are documented in this book are people I have known and loved. Only a few of the names are masked for the privacy of the families involved. One story is the blend of two families who faced almost identical situations and were blended for the same reason. All of the visions and testimonies of the individuals facing death are exactly as I remember them with no literary liberties taken.
My commitment to these individual's exact words is uncompromised as my great concern is to stand no other but our Lord Jesus Christ as pre-eminent, loving, and faithful. May He alone be the focus of every reading of this book.
Logan Smith has told some fascinating, good-news stories that will have you thinking about what dying and heaven will be like for the Christian. He tells those stories in a loving, compassionate, nonjudgmental way. The crux of the stories, of the good news, is this: The Christian never dies alone.Phil Hudgins Author, Publisher, Editor, Reporter
T. Logan Smith’s work, The Ultimate Step, is a book that needed to be written. And, after a lifetime of ministering to people from all walks of life, Reverend Smith is the perfect person to have written it. His stories about what Christians experience in their final earthly days and minutes are not only heartwarming, but beautifully worded. This book is more than uplifting. While the book offers profound insights into the Bible, perhaps, more importantly, its pages holds a sense of understanding and peace about the hour of our own ultimate step.Emory Jones Author of Distant Voices, The Valley Where They Danced, and more
It was meant that Logan Smith write this book.John Foster Former Georgia State Senator
A great chronicle of faith and an affirmation of eternal truths.Nathan Deal Former Governor of Georgia