Die Wise ~ A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

Nov 4, 2014


Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Stephen Jenkinson’s new book about death and dying. 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.

Die Wise will soon be published by North Atlantic Books and is now available for pre-order. Pre-ordering ensures you will be among the first to receive a copy once released and the first 100 people to order will have their copy signed by Stephen before shipping.

As part of the release the of the new book, filmmaker Ian MacKenzie produced this beautiful video trailer with Stephen sharing his story about the meaning and purpose Die Wise is meant to serve.

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  1. Tracey says:

    Beautiful, thanks. My friend died a year ago, she is the 1st person I
    have known who completely planned how she would die, and she died
    wisely, leaving a huge gift for her family. In fact, her 15 year old son
    says it was the best day of his life. How is that for dying wisely.. I
    look forward to this book and reading your wise words. Much blessings,

  2. orbweavers says:

    Thank you, Stephen.

  3. lori says:

    For half of my time on this earth I have been frozen in fear with “wretched anxiety” about my own eventual death. After watching the die wise video, for the first time I can breathe. My death has a purpose I can agree with. I have moments of giving up the “grudge match” with the universe. Thank you, Stephen, from the bottom of my heart.

  4. ella3793 says:

    So useful, so humbly useful…thank you very, very much.