The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully

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Darton, Longman & Todd, Limited, 2008 - Aging - 240 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Chittister offers meditations on various themes affecting everyone's life but with a view towards how we can approach them in as people moving into and through late life. On the ladder of concrete ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

a good book for older people....closer to 70's plus....a good night stand book Read full review

About the author (2008)

Joan Chittister, OSB, is an international lecturer and award-winning author of more than thirty-five books, including The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully. She is founder and executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality located in Erie, Pennsylvania. She serves as co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women and the Network of Spiritual Progressives.

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