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  • Aging With Grace


    Aging with Grace by the Power of the Gospel

    There are many blessings that come with age: retirement, grandchildren, travel, and life experience. Today’s culture, however, marginalizes old age, often portraying it as burdensome and hopeless. Many older women can feel like an encumbrance rather than a blessing to their friends and family members. In response to these struggles, Sharon Betters and Susan Hunt encourage women to find hope through both real-life and biblical accounts of women who rediscovered gospel-rooted joy later in life. In each chapter, readers will be encouraged as they experience afresh a gospel that is big enough, good enough, and powerful enough to make every season of life significant and glorious.

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  • Finishing Well : A God’s-eye View Of Ageing


    This book seeks to give a ‘God-view’ and shows how the reader can ‘be’ and ‘do’ ageing well. It takes an honest and positive look at many aspects of our later years, including a successful retirement, enjoying later life, keeping going as a Christian, helping others to find a real faith and being positive even in adversity.

    As we get older, some of us grow more frenetic in our anxiety to demonstrate that the force is still with us. Others withdraw, often quite abruptly. What is God’s view of ageing? The Bible has much to say, and many stories to tell, about those who did great things, those who did ordinary things well, those who prayed, those who used their gifts, those who suffered, those who went right to the end – and those who, in later years, got it absolutely wrong. How are we going to face the prospect of ageing? Will we subside, give up? Or shall we view retirement as a gift from God, an opportunity to reach out to others? Our older years are full of possibilities, not least of which is that of helping others find Christ.

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  • Value Of Wrinkles


    What we miss out on when we overvalue youth

    We’re so afraid of aging that we begin to devalue ourselves and others with each passing year. The phrase 30 years old incites panic. Seniors live in separate communities with little interaction with young people, and middle-aged people spend millions each year on anti-aging products.

    But what if we have it all wrong? Isabel Tom grew up living with grandparents and has spent over a decade of her career in end-of-life care. Today she:
    *teaches you what the elderly offer us that we cannot live without
    *challenges our cultural beliefs and practices that affect those who are aging
    *gives you practical insight on how to care for those older than you

    Plus, the book includes a section written from senior citizens entitled, I Wish You Knew . . . Age isn’t a curse, and the elderly among us deserve better. Will you be a part of the change?

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  • Ive Never Been This Old Before


    Older, Wiser, Funnier!

    Adjusting to middle age is a lot like getting into a hot bath. At first, it’s painful. Then, you get acclimated and it feels comfortable, but after a while you’re just lying there wondering how your skin got so pruned and why you’re too tired to get up.

    Celebrate midlife and beyond with this joyful collection of wit and wisdom dedicated to both the serious and silly sides of aging. Bestselling author Stan Toler will help you face the inevitable march of time with a healthy sense of humor and a warm heart.

    Packed with entertaining anecdotes, good advice from God’s Word, and smart suggestions for self-improvement, I’ve Never Been This Old Before will give you a fresh outlook on the second half of life and remind you that no matter your age, God isn’t through growing you.

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  • Aging With Wisdom And Grace


    Aging with Wisdom and Grace explores the contributions faith can make to optimal aging, providing a Christian perspective on such topics as: loss and diminishment, loneliness and suffering, death and dying, regrets and unhealed wounds, gratitude and generativity.

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  • Middle Matters : Why That (Extra)Ordinary Life Looks Really Good On You


    The best-selling author of Never Unfriended opens up about midlife and what it feels like to have outgrown those teenage jeans, but finally grown into the shape of our souls.

    Do you ever wonder how you woke up one day with all the responsibilities of a grown-up who secretly enjoys going to Costco, can no longer recognize the tween celebrities on the magazines at checkout, but is still surprised when a Starbucks Barista calls you ma’am–because your inside self is frozen in time from about twenty years ago?
    So does Lisa-Jo Baker.

    In this collection of bite-sized essays, Lisa-Jo Baker invites women to get a good look at their middles and gives permission to embrace them–beyond what the media, the mirror, the magazines, or our teenagers say. Through gutsy, beautiful storytelling, she admits out loud what most women are thinking about marriage, parenting, failure, and how badly we all want to buy those matching Magnolia Market mugs. Her delicious stories come from not being afraid of who she is (Your Age is Not a Dirty Word). Because she has finally grown comfortable in her own skin (The Scale is Not the Boss of You). She’s not asking you to seize the day, just to make sure you actually see it; for all its wildly ordinary glory (Sobbing in my Minivan Over Honor Roll). Because Lisa-Jo knows that the middle might be the best part of the love story of life, muffin top included.

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  • Uncommon Guide To Retirement


    How to have a retirement worth having

    There’s a lot of advice about retirement out there. Some try to tell you retirement can and should be a perpetual vacation. Others might speak about retirement as a time for your second career. And there’s some truth in all of it, but there’s a lot wrong with it too.

    An Uncommon Guide to Retirement gives you a new way of looking at retirement (that doesn’t reject the good from the old ways of doing things). In it, Jeff Haanen explores ideas like Sabbath, calling, and purpose, and teaches you how to:
    -reframe conversations around the body and healthcare decisions
    -understand your family system, set boundaries, and leave an intentional legacy
    -love God, bear witness to the gospel, and serve your neighbors in retirement
    -and more!

    If you’re retired or thinking about retirement and want a more purpose-filled retirement, this book is for you!

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  • Growing Older In Gods Grace


    1 – A Senior Citizen In Christ’s Church
    2 – The Soul
    3 – Maturity
    4 – Forgetting The Past
    5 – We Need One Another: Fellowship
    6 – Worry – Anxiety
    7 – Becoming An Encourager
    8 – Adjusting To Change
    9 – Live As Positively As Possible
    10 – The Privilege Of Being A Grandparent
    11 – The Importance Of Love
    12 – Preparing To Die
    13 – Going Home – Heaven

    Additional Info
    Growing older is a privilege not everyone can enjoy. For those who do reach their senior years, however, it is a period of time filled with both opportunity and significant challenges. Each period of our lives has its own unique opportunities, and our senior years are no exception.

    As we get older, almost everything becomes more difficult. It becomes harder to get up, get ready, and go to worship or Bible study. It becomes harder to visit or to fulfill many Christian responsibilities and opportunities that are ours. But perseverance and doing what we can as long as we can are two of the great evidences of Christian maturity and wisdom.

    In this book, Larry Swaim addresses many of the opportunities and challenges of older age. As we grow older, each of us has our own experiences and stories to tell and the opportunity to be inspired by those older biblical characters who successfully traversed the often difficult path of growing older. Readers will find this book challenging, uplifting, and hopefully even inspiring, and that each chapter as it is read and studied will bring us a clear realization of the wonderful and unique privileges that we have as older Christians in God’s kingdom.

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  • Laughing All The Way


    Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number!

    Popular humorist Karen O’Connor (over half a million books sold) shares inspiration and practical insight, drawing from her own experiences to help you glide through your golden years with grace, humor, and anticipation.

    Join Karen as she shares funny yet poignant personal anecdotes to encourage you to make new choices, accept new challenges, take new chances, and open new chapters in your life.
    Each story concludes with a triumvirate of truth for you to take away:

    Wit–I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong. – Charles M. Schulz

    Wisdom–We all stumble in many ways… (James 3:2)

    Willpower–I will count myself human and let go of my senior moments. After all, I am a senior!

    Above all, know that God is with you every step of your journey and can’t wait to greet you in heaven someday. But today is not that day, so live your senior life to the fullest!

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  • God Isnt Finished With Me Yet


    2019 Illumination Book Award, Gold in Christian Living? 2018 Independent Press Award, Aging

    I haven’t finished with my life, and neither has God.

    As we see fewer years ahead than behind, it can be easy to question our value or what we have left to contribute to our communities. How can we continue to give back and live with purpose in our later years? Barbara Lee is living this reality every day, and in this book she describes the intersection of aging with the timelessness of Ignatian spirituality.

    God Isn’t Finished with Me Yet shows readers how God meets us with unexpected grace. In five succinct chapters, Lee shows how Ignatian prayer and discernment offer those in later life a path to discovering previously unknown vocations and new ways of living and being of service.

    You’re still living your life, and God is still revealing His grace.

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  • Ive Never Been This Old Before


    Dedicated to fellow traverlers negotiating the cone zones of modern living., Stan Toler offers the serious and silly in our Middle Ages, with all its aches,pains and victories. Filled with wisdom and wise cracks for those making the legendary leap into the strange new world of liniment, liver pills and lumbar support.

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  • Whats Age Got To Do With It


    If you think that being old is about having a rocking chair and an easy life style, think again. You’re looking through the binoculars backwards. What’s Age Got To Do With It? turns the lenses the right way around and gives a clear, Scriptural view of God’s purpose for old age. When He created the universe, God set in motion times and seasons and the ageing process. Old age was part of His plan from the beginning – that people should ripen to maturity, developing wisdom through a lifetime of experience and relationship with Him, eventually enriching others with attributes that have been honed over lifetimes. But instead of contributing as God intended, many see themselves as useless and are afraid of being a burden. Ageism has destroyed their self-image and expectations, and they give up and become passive – and we are all the losers. Here are stories of many people living full, purpose-driven lives well into their 90s and even 100s. For example, you’ll meet the lay preacher who wrote a book at 100 years of age because he couldn’t stand long enough to preach, and the 95-year-old who organized more Christian support from local churches for his care home, as well as many ordinary people who are making a difference to the lives of those around them. What’s Age Got To Do With It? shows how to take off the reins and live the way God intended from the beginning.

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  • Embodied Hope : A Theological Meditation On Pain And Suffering


    A Necessary Prelude

    Part I: The Struggle
    1. Hard Thoughts About God
    2. Don’t Answer Why
    3. Longing And Lament
    4. Embracing Embodiment
    5. Questions That Come With Pain

    Part II: The Strangeness Of God
    6. One With Us: Incarnation
    7. One For Us: Cross
    8. Risen And Remaining

    Part III: Life Together
    9. Faith, Hope, And Love
    10. Confession And The Other
    11. Faithful

    Additional Info
    This book will make no attempt to defend God. . . . If you are looking for a book that boasts triumphantly of conquest over a great enemy, or gives a detached philosophical analysis that neatly solves an absorbing problem, this isn’t it. Too often the Christian attitude toward suffering is characterized by a detached academic appeal to God’s sovereignty, as if suffering were a game or a math problem. Or maybe we expect that since God is good, everything will just work out all right somehow. But where then is honest lament? Aren’t we shortchanging believers of the riches of the Christian teaching about suffering? In Embodied Hope Kelly Kapic invites us to consider the example of our Lord Jesus. Only because Jesus has taken on our embodied existence, suffered alongside us, died, and been raised again can we find any hope from the depths of our own dark valleys of pain. As we look to Jesus, we are invited to participate not only in his sufferings, but also in the church, which calls us out of isolation and into the encouragement and consolation of the communal life of Christ. Drawing on his own family’s experience with prolonged physical pain, Kapic reshapes our understanding of suffering into the image of Jesus, and brings us to a renewed understanding of-and participation in-our embodied hope.

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  • Strong Memory Sharp Mind (Reprinted)


    Dr. Frank Minirth offers medical insights, practical tips, and brain stimulating exercises you can use to prevent dementia, improve focus, and keep your mind sharp.

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  • When Did Everybody Else Get So Old


    From writer and veteran columnist Jennifer Grant comes an unflinching and spirited look at the transitions of midlife. When Did Everybody Else Get So Old? plumbs the physical, spiritual, and emotional changes unique to the middle years: from the emptying nest to the sagging effects of aging. Grant acknowledges the complexities and loss inherent in midlife and tells stories of sustaining disappointment, taking hard blows to the ego, undergoing a crisis of faith, and grieving the deaths not only of illusions but of loved ones. Yet she illuminates the confidence and grace that this season of life can also bring. Magnetic, good-humored, and full of hope in the sustaining power of the Spirit, this is a must-read for anyone facing the flux and flow of middle age.

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  • When Did Everybody Else Get So Old


    From writer and veteran columnist Jennifer Grant comes an unflinching and spirited look at the transitions of midlife. When Did Everybody Else Get So Old? plumbs the physical, spiritual, and emotional changes unique to the middle years: from the emptying nest to the sagging effects of aging. Grant acknowledges the complexities and loss inherent in midlife and tells stories of sustaining disappointment, taking hard blows to the ego, undergoing a crisis of faith, and grieving the deaths not only of illusions but of loved ones. Yet she illuminates the confidence and grace that this season of life can also bring. Magnetic, good-humored, and full of hope in the sustaining power of the Spirit, this is a must-read for anyone facing the flux and flow of middle age.

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  • Joys Of Getting Older


    A straightforward, clear-cut how-to book for putting a spark (or two!) back into your life. It truly describes the magical beauty to be found in the twilight years. –Yule Biyung, author and inspirational speaker

    An inspirational look at the beauty found within the Circle of Life. -The Times

    Thomas and Cindy Senior are the best-selling husband-and-wife team who authored Retiring Gracefully and Senior Sex: How to Rekindle the Sizzle in Your Bedroom. In The Joys of Getting Older the tradition of their previous books, they have collected all their best advice and share their insights into how you can lead a happy and energetic life after reaching that certain age. The Seniors are living out their dream retirement in sunny Florida, where hurricanes and theme parks provide routine stimulation in their lives.

    And not surprisingly, in the pages of this telling tome, readers will find 120 blank pages. Because in reality, getting older sucks!

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  • Upside Down Living Identity And Aging (Student/Study Guide)


    We get older every day, and as we age our lives change. In moving from youth to young adulthood, from middle-aged to retiree, we discover that life marches on even as our situations and identities continue to change. This study explores how we can age faithfully and gracefully, embracing ourselves through each phase of life.

    Weary of Christian faith wrapped in a flag and trapped in your heart? Tired of faith as usual? Live out your Christian faith through the lens of Jesus. Follow values that seem so counter-cultural they appear to be upside down. Each compelling six-session Upside-Down Living Bible study helps us encounter the teachings of Jesus and wrestle with living out the kingdom here and now. The Bible isn’t a cookbook with solutions for every ethical dilemma, but it helps us raise the right questions, encounter the teachings of Jesus, and discover new ways of faithful living in the world. Ideal for Sunday school or Bible study sessions, each topical study covers a specific theme or issue, and comes with thought-provoking discussion questions and activities. Be inspired and transformed in your faith. Live upside down.

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  • Making Meaning In Older Age


    Making meaning in life can be challenging at any age. However, making and sustaining meaning in advancing age can be especially difficult due to physiological changes, declining health, and multiple losses. From years of personal and professional experience, and with much warmth, the authors address the multifaceted nature of meaning and offer practical ways in which older adults can find and sustain meaning despite the transitions experienced with advancing age. They also offer ways in which family members can help their aging loved ones in their journey of meaning-making. Bringing together the pieces of one’s life through meaning-making is vital for older adults and offers a precious gift for their loved ones!

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  • Poetry Aging Redefined


    Mary Anne Miceli’s fifth poetry book, Poetry: Aging Redefined, reflects on many aspects of change through Life and examines how on-going positive thinking and questioning ever motivate us. Her seascape photos, all taken at Hospital Point-overlooking the Beverly/Salem MA Harbor at twilight, visually display on-going changes- reflective of Life’s continual changes.

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  • My Corner : My Time


    As one enters the ages between 70 and 80 one reaches a milestone and enters their golden years. While a milestone, entering the 70-80 age bracket comes with serious questions.

    As we age, many become less and less independent, although the desire to be so does not diminish. Simple pleasures and loved activities are not as effortlessly done nor are they as pleasantly experienced. The life changes experienced in the 70-80 year milestone initiate the question of mortality. When do we accept it? More importantly, when and will society allow us to ask this question of ourselves?

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  • And The End Was The Beginning


    Grow In Wisdom Foundation
    Christian embarks on a fascinating adventure that begins as an ordinary day. At times, he finds himself drowning in the monotony of his day-to-day routine; but today, he will learn the truth about relationships, love and many of life’s unanswered questions. After this journey, Christian will never view life the same.

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  • Tale Of Two Biddies


    Aging is a gift, not a given–a privilege best enjoyed with open arms and a grateful heart. Through a good dose of humor, balanced with some hard-earned insight, A Tale of Two Biddies encourages women to make the most of the latter seasons of their lives.

    Throughout the book, readers will hear of the two biddies who inspired the title: one who was kind, tender-hearted, and humble, and the other who was critical, pessimistic, self-centered, and sharp-tongued. As these two women aged and their inhibitions fell away, the true nature of their hearts became increasingly evident to those around them. This gift book takes a light-hearted look at topics such as menopause, feathering the empty nest, and senior moments.

    We cannot control the aging process, but we do have a choice as to how we’re going to face each day. These choices help shape our hearts as well as our lives. In light of aging, we are reminded to choose wisely while we’re still young enough to have all of our mental faculties intact!

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  • Victory Lap : Growing Old With God


    It happens to all of us if we live long enough. We grow older, with all the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges that implies. But that’s really good news. It means we’re living longer, healthier lives and that we have the opportunity to continue learning and growing and contributing for a long time.

    The Victory Lap is about all that. It’s also about exercise, good diet, sleep. About our need for each other, to be involved with life and to prepare for death and the legacy we leave behind.

    It’s about treasuring life, feeling gratitude to God and the people around us, adjusting to retirement and filling that extra time well. It’s about being honest and real, with ourselves and other people.

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  • Launch Your Encore


    In 2011, the first of the 76 million baby boomers–nearly a quarter of the US population–began turning 65. Every day for the next fifteen years, over ten thousand of them will celebrate that birthday. And for the first time in history, this generation will enjoy many years post-career pursing meaning and purpose outside of traditional retirement. What will they do with that time? One thing is for sure: most of them want to find something meaningful. This book lays out the choices to be made to find fulfillment in the encore years of life.

    Launch Your Encore is a game plan for life after one’s main-act career. Hans Finzel and Rick Hicks show boomers how to enter this new stage of life poised for personal satisfaction and contributions to society. They offer tested advice on finding new life potential and thriving in these later decades of life. With real-life examples of people who have made the transition from full-time work to volunteering, ministry, or even second careers, Launch Your Encore shows boomers how to make an impact later in life.

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  • 2nd Forgetting : Remembering The Power Of The Gospel During Alzheimers Dise


    Charles is 78 years old and there is much he cannot remember. He cannot remember the names of his children, why he lives in a nursing home, or even whether he ate breakfast today. His forgetting causes confusion, and in his fear and uncertainty he sometimes lashes out at those who try to care for him. But when someone reads a favorite Psalm he quickly joins in, reciting each cherished word. When he hears an old hymn of faith, his hand slowly raises and he breathes out each word quietly, his face reflecting a peace that passes all understanding. Alzheimer’s disease has been described as the ‘defining disease’ of the baby boomer generation. Millions of Americans will spend much of their retirement years either caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or experiencing its effects on their lives firsthand. When a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they face great uncertainty, knowing that they can expect to live their remaining years with increasing confusion and progressively greater reliance upon other people to care for them. As the disease advances it seems to overwhelm a person, narrowing their focus and leading them to forget critical truths about the Lord, their life with him, and his promises. Through the personal stories of those affected and the loved ones who care for them, Dr. Benjamin Mast highlights the power of the gospel for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Filled with helpful, up-to-date information, Dr. Mast answers common questions about the disease and its effect on personal identity and faith as he explores the biblical importance of remembering and God’s commitment to not forget his people. In addition, he gives practical suggestions for how the church can come alongside families and those struggling, offering help and hope to victims of this debilitating disease. If you are a Christian who knows or loves someone with Alzheimer’s disease, have recently been diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease, or are a pastor or ministry leader seeking to better understand and minister to people with Alzheimer’s disease this book will encourage you with the good news of God’s faithfulness and the future hope he calls us to.

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  • Robbed While Grieving


    People are operating in the dark in matters of immortality. In the end, they face death unprepared and leave the bereaved similarly unprepared, bewildered, and frustrated. Ms. SMck’s book is a practical guide to prepare you and your loved ones for transition into the next life.

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  • Courage To Grow Old


    A best-selling Morehouse author for decades

    * Addresses one of today’s most pressing topics

    * Includes questions for reflection and study by individuals and groups

    Here is Barbara Crafton at her best-funny, warm, direct, honest, and vulnerable-on aging.
    I think growing older is both funny and sad, but mostly it just makes me grateful to be alive
    and able to reflect. I have been an Episcopal priest for 33 years and have had extensive
    experience in ministering with the elderly. Now, I am growing old myself. I hate it when
    people are ashamed of being old. We should be proud! she proclaims. Join her in this
    celebration of life!

    AUDIENCE: For general readers of all faith traditions, including the many fans of Barbara’s
    earlier works.

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  • Aging Grace : The Journey To A Healthy 100


    1,500 years ago, the Celtic Christians spoke of Thin Places. These were said to be locations at which the separation between one’s physical and spiritual worlds were paper-thin.

    To live in a Thin Place is to be aware that our life is a journey. Although challenging at times, our lives are truly an orchestrated harmonious, God-ordained pilgrimage; a long walk through the Holy Ground. You will find this spiritual discovery is a gift more precious than gold. In fact, besides eating a healthy diet and having exercise each day, this awareness could be thought of as the third variable that leads to 100 years of healthy inspired living. I invite you to discover your personal Thin Place through the pages of this book.

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  • God Me And Being Very Old


    Death and dying are a constant presence in the life and work of care homes. Residents stay, on average, around 20 months (nursing homes) or 36 months(residential/social care homes/assisted living) and die there. The care home is therefore the setting for the last major event of each residents life. Yet these experiences of the very old at the close of their lives have received remarkably little attention either in practice or in research. Nor have churches and theologians given their oldest members anything like the concern for their spiritual wellbeing that they give to the young. The heart of this book will aim to give voice to something similar from some of the oldest old as they reflect on their pilgrimage of faith from the perspective of extreme old age (over 90). In particular the authors explore what this perspective has to say to the other members of their faith communities, particularly in terms of the things that are seen as being of importance and value. The particular significance of reflections arising from the experience of approaching death will be explored. This is one area where religious thinking is often out of step with contemporary imagery and language.

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  • Never Feel Old Again


    Ray Francis’ first book, Never Be Sick Again, helped thousands of people put their incurable diseases into remission and enabled thousands more to shed excess weight, improve their cholesterol profiles, and achieve peak immunity from disease. Now Francis brings his revolutionary approach to anyone who wants to enjoy robust health and wellness and reverse accelerated aging.
    As Francis explains, just like an automobile, the body ages as a result of accumulated repair deficits, or a lack of maintenance. Fortunately, the human body is a self-repairing system, and in this latest book, Francis shows readers how to stay in good repair and keep the aging process at bay. His revolutionary approach counters the one-size-fits-all approach of most conventional anti-aging treatments on the market by targeting specific imbalances that manifest through aging symptoms. Botox injections, plastic surgery, and even hormone-replacement therapies don’t yield meaningful results because they fail to activate the body’s self-repair mechanisms; what’s more, sometimes these treatments compound the problem by introducing additional toxins into the body. Never Feel Old Again provides a fundamental understanding of why we experience accelerated aging and teaches readers to look and feel their best and be healthy at any age.

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  • I Love Growing Older But Ill Never Grow Old


    Growing older is a process. Growing old is a conclusion. If you’re growing older you see some hope because you have perspective and you keep learning. If you’ve grown old, you may cynically think that times have never been as bas as they are now, and that they can only get worse.

    This book is about learning how to make peace with where you are right now. It’s about learning from the past and then moving past it. It’s about growing – personally, spiritually, and in our relationships with God and with others. If we think properly about growing older we’ll never have to grow old.

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  • Midlife Manhood And Ministry


    Facing midlife and ministry with grace, integrity, and faith.


    Shares candid and conversational stories from ministers facing midlife
    Looks at biblical men who struggled through their own midlife crises
    Provides wisdom and practical counsel for ministering after age 40

    Middle age: the mere mention of it has been known to strike fear in the hearts of men across the nation. Pastors often counsel church members-individuals, couples, parents and children-who are struggling with the emotional, relational, and physical changes that midlife brings. But what happens when the man struggling with midlife is the pastor himself? Pastor, husband, father, and mentor Donald Hilliard courageously describes his own journey into midlife-and talks candidly with other clergy around the country who share their own stories. Featuring a chapter that explores biblical men who strove to master their own midlife crises, this honest and conversational book offers testimonies, wisdom, and practical counsel for facing life and ministry after age 40 with grace, integrity, and faith.

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  • Should We Live Forever


    In Should We Live Forever? Christian ethicist Gilbert Meilaender puzzles over the implications of the medical advances that have lengthened the human life span, wrestling with what this quest for living longer means for our conception of living well and completely. As he points out in his introduction, That we often desire, even greedily desire, longer life is clear; whether what we desire is truly desirable is harder to say. The six chapters of this book take multiple perspectives on issues surrounding aging and invite readers to consider whether indefinitely more life is something worth pursuing and, if humans are created for life with God, whether longer life will truly satisfy our underlying hunger.

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  • When Your Parent Becomes Your Child


    Hope and inspiration for helping parents through the aging process and the decline that comes with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.Dementia is one of the world’s fastest growing illnesses. Without a major medical breakthrough, the estimated 24 million people living with some form of the disease could easily jump as high as 84 million by the year 2040. It is rapidly becoming everyone’s problem.

    When Your Parent Becomes Your Child tells the story of one family who reluctantly began to recognize and then deal with the common issues found in caring for their elderly loved one:
    memory loss
    physical decline
    personal hygiene
    dangers of driving and living alone
    aberrant behavior
    uncharacteristic attitudes

    As he chronicles his own mom’s degenerative condition, New York Times bestselling writer Ken Abraham not only educates but offers inspiration to help readers cope with and manage their family circumstances.

    With humor and spiritual reminders of God’s command to honor our parents, Abraham encourages readers, helping them shoulder the additional, often difficult responsibilities. And though patients will not recover this side of heaven, he suggests many practical things that families can do to make the experience safer, kinder, and more endurable for everyone involved.Helping our loved ones live out their remaining years in dignity paves the way for a rewarding and enriching experience for our families, and for the people whose lives they have affected for all eternity.

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  • 365 Senior Moments Youd Rather Forget


    Karen O’Connor, bestselling author of Gettin Old Aint for Wimps (more than 300,000 copies sold), offers a great collection of humorous anecdotes on senior moments. Readers in the better half of life will discover 365 rather funny situations to avoid, with some of them sounding all too familiar. They are encouraged to avoid:
    leaving the key in the front door and going to sleep feeling secure.
    purchasing a book to improve your memory but leaving it at the checkout counter.
    dropping the boat anchor and then realizing it wasnt tied to the boat.

    This warmhearted and playful book encourages laughter and taking life in stride.

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  • Pilgrimage Into The Last Third Of Life


    From age 60 to 90 and beyond, people face a time of special challenges and opportunities to draw closer to God. This book offers readers Bible-based meditations that address 7 tasks essential to living the last third of life with purpose. Inspiring topics covered include facing limitations, continuing spiritual growth, and leaving a legacy.

    Helpful reflection questions make this book suitable for group use or for personal growth.

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  • Green Leaves For Later Years


    Emilie Griffin reflects on the beauty and the difficulty of aging. Pain mingles with gratitude. With her we learn again how to draw close to the Lord who longs to guide us. Ideal for both individuals and discussion groups, each chapter ends with reflection questions and a prayer. Discover a spirituality that will sustain you in the later years.

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  • Remember To Live


    Awareness and acceptance of our mortality as experienced in aging, illness, and the death of others can bring a clarity and richness to the limited, precious moments of life, and helps us foster a special care for relationships and priorities in the time we are given.

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  • Dont Be Afraid Of 50


    SKU (ISBN): 9781434906779Lisa SamiaBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2011Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Print On Demand Product

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  • Spirituality Of Caregiving


    You already know that caregiving is hard work and is sometimes unappreciated, but have you ever considered that it isn’t easy to be the care receiver? In this encouraging book Henri Nouwen communicates warmth, respect, and compassion as he shares heartfelt insights on what it means to be a caregiver and to be cared for. His wisdom will change how you approach the caregiving relationship. A must read for every caregiver!

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  • Finishing Well : The Adventure Of Life Beyond Halftime


    Author Bob Buford called them code breakers. They are people age 40 and older who have pioneered the art of finishing well in these modern times, and who can teach us to do the same, starting today.

    Buford sought out 60 of these trailblazers-including Peter Drucker, Roger Staubach, Jim Collins, Ken Blanchard, and Dallas Willard-and has recorded their lively conversations in these pages so that they can serve as mentors in print for all of us.

    Twenty years from now, Buford writes, the rules for this second adulthood as a productive season of life may be better known. But for now, we’re out across the frontier breaking new ground.

    Buford gives you a chance to sit at the feet of these pioneers and learn the art of finishing well so you can shift into a far more fulfilling life now, no matter your age, and pursue a lasting significance that will be a legacy for future generations.

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  • Reflections On The Upsides Of Aging


    Aging is God’s gift to you.

    Even as your body grows old, learn how – as a Senior member of God’s Forever Family – to live the balance of your earthly life with hope, joy and purpose.

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  • Reflections On The Upsides Of Aging


    Aging is God’s gift to you.

    Even as your body grows old, learn how – as a Senior member of God’s Forever Family – to live the balance of your earthly life with hope, joy and purpose.

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  • Learning To Let Go


    A short, practical, and personal guide to residential care. Sooner or later many of us will have to go into care. How do we, and those who are involved in our care, make wise choices? This book is written both for those preparing to enter residential care and for those (professionals, volunteers, pastors, family members, and friends) who can offer support to ease the struggle of transition. Learning to Let Go acknowledges and explores the intense experience of grief and bereavement that surrounds the relinquishment of independent living. The book explores how to ensure that those going into care retain their identity and are not reduced to peripheral status as patient or resident. Covering practical details from how to choose a home to what to pack when moving, this book will help facilitate a smooth transition at this emotional time of upheaval.

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  • Its Taken Years To Get This Old


    Speaker and humorist Karen O’Connor (Gettin’ Old Ain’t for Wimps, more than 245,000 copies sold) takes a lighthearted look at the perils of growing older. In this engaging collection of short stories, Karen shares what she and her fellow senior citizens have experienced that make the golden years an enjoyable time of laughter with a touch of humorous chagrin. These stories, that include ordering a Coke and fries at the bank drive-thru to having to admit their ages to get senior discounts, reveal that…
    timeless beauty begins with a good heart
    shaking things up is not just for the young
    lost and found becomes a way of life after 50
    love happens at all ages
    laughter is contagious at every age

    With inspirational reflections and lively prayers, this entertaining collection of anecdotes will tickle readers’ funny bones and remind them how great life is.

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  • Over The Hill And On A Roll


    After selling more than 300,000 copies, Over the Hill and On a Roll gets a well-deserved face lift. The jokes never get old, even if readers do! They’ll enjoy laughing at insights, checking their recall ability, and taking the history quizzes created by bestselling jokester Bob Phillips. He teases and tests: You know you’re over the hill when…

    Opportunity knocks but your hearing aid’s turned off.
    Ninety percent of your dreams are reruns.
    You remember when hardware only referred to a store.

    Packed with wisdom and fascinating facts, Over the Hill and On a Roll celebrates the passing of time and pokes fun at what lies ahead. The perfect birthday, anniversary, retirement, or friendship gift.

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  • Enjoying Retirement : Living Life To The Fullest


    Offers practical advice to retirees while challanging them to approach this period of life with fidelity to the inner values of their hearts, so they can truly live with purpose in later life.

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  • Talking With God In Old Age (Large Type)


    The so-called golden years have arrived, and you hate to admit it, but you often wonder what is so golden about them after all. You re concerned about your health, your finances, and all the changes you face.

    As a person of faith, how are you to cope with the challenges and find purpose for the rest of your life? Missy Buchanan knows first-hand what it s like. She addresses such heartfelt topics as the fear of falling, despair over feeling useless, and grief after the loss of a spouse. She pleads with God to help her see the beauty of life and the world in the midst of these trials. As you read this series of poems paired with selections from Psalms, take comfort in the company of a friend who is in the same place. Share the journey with Missy Buchanan as she faces the heartache and finds hope in the process of aging.

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  • Nunca Es Tarde Para Decirle Is


    An essential resource for the older adult, his family and his church.

    Can you imagine a world where there are more grandparents than grandchildren? Believe it or not, it’s a possibility for the future. In many countries, the group of people with the greatest growth is the age group 75 years and older. Advancements in the medical field, better living conditions, hygiene, nutrition and the prevention of contagious diseases are factors that have contributed to this phenomenon.

    This book is written with two groups of adults in mind: those who enjoy their adulthood and those who reject it; both need to know more about themselves. Each group needs to be aware of the different options available to him/her. Each can learn to have a better life during this stage, probably the longest of their life. Each can make long-term investments for his/her future, a future that can offer satisfaction, hope and abundance.

    This book also helps the family and church better understand the older adult, not only to serve and help them, but to join them in this journey of life, to learn from them, and to provide a ministry for this important group of people.

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  • Contemplation And Midlife Crisis


    This book helps the reader in midlife crisis frame his/her experience in spiritual/contemplative terms, and thereby provides a wider context in which to understand and eventually accept it.

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  • Joy Of Retirement


    Life after work no longer conjures up images of couples wandering the malls, playing golf, and taking endless Caribbean cruises. As baby boomers reach their 50s and 60s, they are redefining what it means to retire. Many of them are still choosing to work or create a whole new life entirely. What they crave is vitality, joy, and meaning in their lives. Author David Borchard has been helping adults rejuvenate their careers and lives for 30 years. In The Joy of Retirement, he shows readers how to reinvent themselves and achieve the kind of fulfillment and meaning in their lives they have always dreamed of. Now, readers can start crafting their future and discovering their passions with advice on topics such as: * finding new interests that make the most of their unique talents * planning their lifestyle at 50+ * assessing what transitions they are ready and willing to make * defining priorities and goals * establishing their criteria for success * mastering the seven steps to maintaining vitality Revealing and hopeful, this book will reshape how people look at the next phase of their lives.

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  • Faithful At 50


    As you near fifty, are you wistfully glancing back at what used to be? Or are you looking forward with anticipation? Faithful at Fifty speaks to older mothers, grandmothers, single women-to any woman adapting to the changing roles that come with aging. Inspiring testimonies from women show that being faithful at fifty is being a beautiful flower in full bloom.

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  • Some Things You Just Have To Live With


    Everybody figures it out sooner or later: Even in a Botox world that promises eternal youth, some things-from aches and pains to wrinkles, from menopause to the empty nest-you just have to live with. But despite the challenges, those who are reaching middle age-yesterday’s Baby Boomers-might not want to turn back the clock. Instead, as their bodies change and their priorities shift, they’re looking to cull wisdom from their experience and find spiritual meaning in their re-examined lives. In Some Things You Just Have to Live With, author Barbara Cawthorne Crafton explores the spilled milk of our lives, the physical changes our bodies endure, and the new and energizing purpose we can discover by plunging into the middle of life in a deeper-and sometimes mystifying-relationship with God. A wonderful storyteller, Crafton writes with humor and pathos rather than a heavy hand, allowing readers to see themselves and their own lives in the unfolding pages. Some Things You Just Have to Live With is a source of inspiration-and smiles-to those navigating the turbulent waters of the middle of life.

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  • Jolly Jokes For Older Folks


    Bestselling author Bob Phillips has compiled yet another great collection of quirky quips and zany zingers that will charm and delight the young at heart and everyone who appreciates a little laughter in their lives. Stories of wacky waiters, loony lawyers, and daffy doctors will entertain readers while providing conversation starters for coffee or other get togethers. An exasperated salesman abandoned his car in a no parking zone and left this note: I’ve circled this block 20 times. I have an appointment and must keep it or lose my job. Forgive us our trespasses. Upon returning, he found this note: I’ve circled this block 20 years. If I don’t give you a ticket, I’ll lose my job. Lead us not into temptation. Patient: Doctor, doctor, I have a serious memory problem. I can’t remember a thing. Doctor: How long have you had this problem? Patient: What problem? Alphabetized so readers can find just the right joke to suit their fancy, Jolly Jokes for Older Folks provides lighthearted moments for everyone who’s been around long enough to laugh at themselves and others.

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  • New Yoga For Healthy Aging


    A step-by-step guide for the millions of baby boomers who want one simple practice for feeling and looking great–yoga!

    One in five Americans is now moving toward the age bracket of sixty and beyond, and while many are calling sixty the new forty, this milestone is the perfect time to take stock in good health. One form of exercise that is proven to prevent or alleviate a host of physical and mental ailments for the last 5,000 years is yoga.

    Now, under the guidance of a qualified and well-known Iyengar yoga teacher, who is also the author of The New Yoga for People Over 50, readers can reap the benefits of yoga with this gentle and clear guide written specifically with today’s baby boomers in mind. Filled with clear instructions, including the use of yoga props and modified poses, plus crisp follow-along photographs, The New Yoga for Healthy Aging takes readers step by step through the asanas (poses) that can prevent or lessen ailments such as osteoporosis, hip fractures, chronic pain, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. With heartfelt interviews and tips from some of America’s most active yoga teachers and their older students–each sharing wisdom, insights and successes–readers will discover a source of inspiration that will help their practice evolve into more than just those moments they spend on the mat.

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  • Pastoral Care To The Aged


    Here, in handy pocket or purse-sized format, is a nuts-and-bolts guide to visiting the elderly in a variety of settings, to offer pastoral care and spiritual comfort. Kirkwood offers readers a thorough overview of the aging process, including the challenges of dementia and a look at the unique emotional and spiritual needs of the elderly. This book offers help to those who want to make visits to the elderly more meaningful.

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  • Strength For Today


    15 Chapters

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    The over 76 million baby boomers in our society now face retirement, downsizing, grandparenting, the loss of a spouse, reduced income, aging, or decling health. Some celebrate these life transitions; some transitions pass without mention.
    The author focuses on these life events in her life. Encourage and strengthen the faith of anyone facing these life transitions.

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  • Growing Older And Wiser (Student/Study Guide)


    You can’t change the fact that you are getting older.

    And, indeed, you may not want to! Age brings many gifts and opportunities for continued growth. In nine study sessions, Dale and Sandy Larsen help you discover the Bible’s perspective on aging. You’ll discover how God can effectively and powerfully use those who have grown wiser with the passing years.

    This LifeGuide Bible Study in IVP’s revised format features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, as well as a new Now or Later section following each session to help you act on what you learn.

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  • 100 Simple Secrets Of The Best Half Of Life


    Practical advice on how to thrive in the second half of your life, based on scientific studies. The sixth book in the bestselling 100 Simple Secrets series.

    What do people who relish the second half of their lives do differently than those who dread getting older? Sociologists, therapists and psychiatrists have spent entire careers investigating the ins and outs of successful aging, yet their findings are inaccessible to ordinary people, hidden in obscure journals to be shared with other experts.

    Now the international bestselling author of The 100 Simple Secrets series has collected the most current and significant data from more than a thousand of the best scientific studies on the second half of life. These findings have been boiled down to one hundred essential ways to find and maintain joy, health, and satisfaction every day of your life. Each one is accompanied by a true story showing the results in action.

    o The Baby Boomers are hitting retirement age. This upbeat, light approach will appeal to the enormous market of citizens grappling with the effects of becoming ‘senior’, looking to discover the positive benefits of aging beyond discount tickets at the movie theatre. Books about aging well continue to sell year in and year out. The Simple Secrets approach will stand out among the heavier self-help/psychology titles and will without a doubt become an affordable impulse and gifty mainstay in this category.
    o A good inexpensive gift for parents and grandparents.

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