“Not yet a prey of death; even not yet appointed to die; but in such a way, that death casts already its somber shadow upon you. So it is at the deathbed. So it is at the beginning in every sick-room. And therefore against that power of death with every deathbed and in every sick-room the sound of the Prince of Life must go out.” – Abraham Kuyper, from the Preface.
Dutch edition originally published in 1893.