Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Stephen Jenkinson’s new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life published by North Atlantic Books.
About Die Wise
Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty. Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Die Wise is for those who will fail to live forever.
Dying well, Jenkinson writes, is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is a moral, political, and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a birthright and a debt. Die Wise dreams such a dream, and plots such an uprising. How we die, how we care for dying people, and how we carry our dead: this work makes our village life, or breaks it.
Note about the Audio Version
The audiobook version of Die Wise is recorded in high quality MP3 files. You will require a high-speed internet connection and desktop computer to download the files. They can’t be downloaded directly to mobile phones or tablets. The audiobook needs to be downloaded to a laptop/desktop and then transferred to your mobile device. The audiobook can be played with any MP3 compatible mobile phone or music software. MP3 audio files are the most common format and are easily playable on all computer, tablet and mobile devices.
About the Author
Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. He has a master’s degree in theology from Harvard University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a program director at a major Canadian hospital and medical-school assistant professor, Stephen is now a sought-after workshop leader, speaker, and consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations. He is the founder of The Orphan Wisdom School in Canada and the subject of the documentary film Griefwalker.
Die Wise – Video Trailer
Page Count: 396
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Design: Natasha Kong
Photography: Ian MacKenzie