The Gift of Years Growing Older Gracefully

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2010
  • Publisher: Bluebridge
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Not only accepting but also celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating book looks at the many facets of the aging process, from purposes and challenges to struggles and surprises.

Central throughout is a call to cherish the blessing of aging as a natural part of life that is active, productive, and deeply rewarding. Perhaps the most important dimension revealed lies in the awareness that there is a purpose to aging and intention built into every stage of life.

Chittister reflects on many key issues, including the temptation towards isolation, the need to stay involved, the importance of health and well-being, what happens when old relationships end or shift, the fear of tomorrow, and the mystery of forever. Readers are encouraged to surmount their fears of getting older and find beauty in aging well.

Author Biography

Joan Chittister is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision: A Resource and Research Center for Contemporary Spirituality. She is past president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Her books include The Friendship of Women, In the Heart of the Temple, and The Rule of Benedict. She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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Impressive March 19, 2011
This book is perfect for people of any age, but especially those in their later years. This is a hopeful and sustaining message. It is easy to read, with brief but insightful chapters. Joan Chittister's words are helping us all look forward to our retirement years. It gives you common sense answers to things we have had in our hearts and minds and how to sort through the junk. It's not a book to read through at one sitting, its one that we keep at our bedside and read multiple times
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