'I go to prepare a place for you. And I will come again and take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.' In a world where nothing is certain except death and taxes (Benjamin Franklin), preparing for our own death is something that we all need to do. After all, living well requires us to die well, and dying well takes preparation. Before We Say Goodbye eases the burden with heartening and helpful advice. Prayers, songs, poems, quotations and readings provide inspiration and encouragement; stories from the last days of saints and ordinary people bring comfort. Wise guidance is given on issues such as fear of the unknown, saying what you want to say and what happens after death. Practical advice is also provided for leaving things in order and completing funeral arrangements and wills.