What I’ve been reading about death:

The New Testament does not speak of the followers of Jesus dying; they simply fall asleep. In contrast, Jesus’ death is not called sleep. He underwent the full horror that is death and in doing so transformed death, so that for his followers it is no more than sleep.

From Truth Aflame by Larry Hart (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005). Pg 483

I’m now on mid-semester break from my studies so I’m looking forward to reading some slightly lighter material!