On Living: Dancing More, Working Less And Other Last Thoughts From The Dying

Hardcover | May 23, 2017

byKerry Egan

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As a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan didn't offer sermons or prayers, unless they were requested; in fact, she found, the dying rarely want to talk about God, at least not overtly. Instead, she discovered she'd been granted an invaluable chance to witness firsthand what she calls the "spiritual work of dying"-the work of finding or making meaning of one's life, the experiences it contained and the people who have touched it. Instead of talking, she mainly listened: to stories of hope and regret, shame and pride, mystery and revelation and secrets held too long. Most of all, though, she listened as her patients talked about love.

This isn't a book about dying - it's a book about living. Each of Egan's patients taught her something; in this moving and beautiful book, she imparts their poignant and profound lessons.

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As a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan didn't offer sermons or prayers, unless they were requested; in fact, she found, the dying rarely want to talk about God, at least not overtly. Instead, she discovered she'd been granted an invaluable chance to witness firsthand what she calls the "spiritual work of dying"-the work of finding or making...

Kerry Egan is a hospice chaplain and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of a memoir, Fumbling: A Journey of Love, Adventure and Renewal on the Camino de Santiago and has published essays in many national print and online publications, including Parents, American Baby, Reader's Digest, and CNN.com. She and her fami...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.98 inPublished:May 23, 2017Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241297273

ISBN - 13:9780241297278

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