Msgr. Brian Bransfield‘s Life Everlasting began when he was ten, at a wake; the crucifix in the white-lined casket caught his eye, and his mother would later explain, “It’s the sign of Jesus’ complete victory over death. ” Msgr. Bransfield lost his mother and father at an early age; as he grew up, entered seminary, and became a priest, he encountered death often, in funeral homes, at gravesides, and in parishioners’ home. The stories in Life Everlasting, he shares with EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck, teach us what those who grieve have learned, in very personal and perceptive fashion.