Join us for an evening with Bill Wylie-Kellerman. Wylie-Kellermann is a non-violent community activist, United Methodist pastor recently retired from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Detroit and author of Dying Well: The Resurrected Life of Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann. He will share with us the compelling story of his wife Jeanie's life, illness, death and resurrection from his book Dying Well. In addition to Dying Well: The Resurrected Life of Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann, he has authored five other books.
Seating at the event will be first-come first-served. This event will be a standing-room crowd, so if you require a seat for medical reasons, please contact us in advance to make arrangements.
About the Book
Bill Wylie- Kellerman tells the compelling story of his wife Jeanie's life, illness, death and resurrection.
“This beautiful love story explains living well and dying well in a way that makes sense to me theologically, emotionally, culturally, and even practically. The illuminating personal stories of many people are skillfully and intricately woven into Jeanie’s. This book challenges us to wake up before it’s too late. It is difficult to die in our overly-medicalized world, let alone die well. But it's not surprising, after learning about Jeanie and how she chose to live and act, that she figured it out, and taught so many people how in the process.
“I've read many books on the subject of dying well but this is the first one that resonates with me theologically as a Christian. (I dog-eared more than one page :) It is a beautiful love story that also interweaves the living and dying stories of a community of others, and serves as a spiritual, emotional, cultural, and practical guide. It is truly a much needed contribution to the Death Positive movement.”
Merilynne Rush, MSHP, RN, BSN, Home Funeral Guide and End-of-life Doula Educator
About the Author
Bill Wylie-Kellermann is a non-violent community activist and United Methodist pastor recently retired from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Detroit. He remains connected to the Detroit Catholic Worker and its soup kitchen, Manna Community Meal. In addition to Dying Well: The Resurrected Life of Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann, he has authored five other books. He is co-founder of Word and World: A Peoples’ School, adjunct faculty at Ecumenical Theological Seminary and Marygrove MA in Social Justice (Detroit). A graduate of Union Theological Seminary in NYC, he’s been engaged in direct action for justice and peace for 5 decades, most recently as part of the Homrich 9, prosecuted for blocking water shut-off trucks. Presently, he working hard with the New Poor Peoples Campaign. In Jesus, he bets his life on the gospel non-violence, good news to the poor, Word made flesh, and freedom from the power of death.