United Methodist News
News of the death of Bishop Rueben P. Job, former World Editor of The Upper Room:
Bishop Job, who helped people deal with death, dead at 86
By Kathy L. Gilbert
Jan. 4, 2015 | BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (UMNS)
“I have no anxiety about my own death. … I don’t know what that’s going to be like, but I have some idea that it will be good because this life is good,” said retired Bishop Rueben P. Job after the publication of his book, “Living Fully, Dying Well,’’ in 2006. Job died at home Jan. 3 at 86 after a long struggle with heart disease.
He was a bishop, pastor, author and friend who was not afraid of death and wanted the church to be better prepared to help people deal with the experience of dying.