The public is invited to attend a free book club gathering to discuss Death is but a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End on Monday, March 30, 6 p.m., at the Easton Library.
Author Christopher Kerr is a doctor at Hospice Buffalo in New York. All of his patients die. Yet he has cared for thousands who, in the face of death, speak of finding love, meaning, and grace. In his new book released February 11, Dr. Kerr tells the story of these patients and their families to show that death is not purely the end of life, but a final chapter of humanity and transcendence.
Drawing on interviews with over 1,400 patients and more than a decade of quantified data, Dr. Kerr reveals that pre-death dreams and visions are extraordinary occurrences that humanize the dying process. Kerr's book also illuminates the benefits of these phenomena for the bereaved, who find solace in seeing their loved ones pass with a sense of calm closure.
Beautifully and sensitively written, Death is But a Dream provides an unflinching look at the end of life and celebrates our power to reclaim dying as a deeply meaningful and soothing process for both patients and their loved ones, and more often than not, as spiritually healing.
Dr. Kerr was in Easton June 20, 2019, when he presented “Validating Dreams and Visions of the Dying” to a full house at The Avalon.
We hope individuals and book clubs will join us in reading and discussing this incredibly important book. To register call 410-822-6681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Death is but a Dream is available for purchase at amazon.com.