Reflection The co authors Write Out Of Their out of their experience at age 65 and 83 respectively and also draw on the experiences of others to explore what they call the 7 gateways to spiritual growth 1 Facing Aging and Dying 2 Living With Limitations 3 Doing Inner Work with Limitations 3 Doing Inner Work Living In and Out of Community 5 Prayer and Contemplation 6 Redeeming Loss and Suffering 7 Leaving a LegacySome of the uestions for reflection are focused on the challenges of aging Like How many times have you moved in your life Did those moves bring happiness What kind of a community would you choose to live out your final years page 72 Others are helpful for adults of any age How could you create a simpler lifestyle with time for prayer meditation and service page 61 Do you invest of your energy in caring for your possessions than in your relationships page 80For the rest of my review please see my blog. Ng and Contemplation• Redeeming Loss and Suffering• Leaving a LegacyThis collection of scripture based meditations will inspire you or someone you know to move fearlessly into the Last Third looking forward to the opportunities this time of life can hold The book includes reflection uestions and can be used by individuals or groups for a 7 week stu.I am on a personal pilgrimage to develop a spiritual experience as I age I have ust turned 70 years old and I want to experience the most personal and spiritual growth I can during the rest of my lifeFrom my research I believe this is a book that offer powerful guidance in that direction An excellent resource book for those coping with the losses of aging Short writings based on scripture uotes Advocates an attitude of self discovery and service as a way to maintain self respect during infirmity I particularly liked the concept of aging as a pilgrimage with new vistas to explore and challenges to overcome I have had this book for years and have never before succeeded in reading it I m glad I did and I expect to come back to it either for myself or as a professional resource Worth the read helpful to consider these issues This book offers much than platitudes plus anyo. Do you dread growing oldThe last third of life from age 60 on up doesn’t have to be feared When viewed from a Christian perspective this season of life can be meaningful endurable and even oyful say authors Jane Thibault and Richard and Morgan suggest approaching the Last Third as a pilgrimage a ourney full of purpose ripe with .
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Ne who is encountering limitiations due to aging or who is living in a retirement community even independently will find much to identify with I d highly recommend it for individuals in these stages of life and for pastors or others working with such populations The author is a gerontologist and has also served as an adjunct faculty member for the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary I read this book in a group of men and women aged 55 to 87 I recommend reading this kind of book in a group because of the rich opportunities to learn from each other as we enter and aim to thrive retire and revive in the last third of our lives I liked the first half of the book than the last half probably a reflection of my good health wonderful family close friends and deep faith that death has no sting This book is written as a series of meditations on Scripture with uestions for. Tunities for spiritual growthThe authors ages 65 and 82 dig deeply into the realities of their lives and give you 7 ways to open yourself to God and the abundant life God wants for you They address 7 gateways to spiritual growth• Facing Aging and Dying• Learning to Live With Limitations• Doing Inner Limitations• Doing Inner Living in and Out of Community• Prayi. ,