276 TIMES REVEREND Jim Brazzil has sat in death’s waiting room. He has listened to confessions in the eleventh hour – the last moment of the condemned, when everything bubbles up to the surface one has to share. Now Jim is the one dying, ready for his last confession. And Carina Bergfeldt has been granted the privilege to listen to his story.

THE SWEDISH JOURNALIST and the American prison pastor spend two weeks together. In his house in the Texan countryside he shares his unique wisdoms on death and sorrow, hope, atonement and love. Through the unusual stories of reverend Jim Brazzil Carina Bergfeldt tries to understand herself and her experiences better. How are we supposed to live our lives? Can one always be forgiving? And what day is actually a good day to die?

THE BOOK IS published by Forum in Sweden.