Drawing from important novels, plays, and poems, theologian David Cunningham reflects on the issues of suffering, death, and new life in the context of the Christian faith. The three days of Holy Week---Good Friday, Silent Saturday, and Easter Sunday---provide the framework for these reflections on the universal human experiences. These reflections are enriched by Cunningham's presentations of Christian perspectives, which are helpful resources for dealing with grief and pain, separation and absence, and transformation and renewal. Works discussed include those of T. S. Elliot, William Shakespeare, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Questions for discussion and reflection make this book useful for group study or personal devotion.