This book shows how the Bible offers timeless wisdom for any age, but has special guidance for older people. Author Richard Morgan has chosen 120 Scripture readings, in tribute to Mosesrecorded as living one hundred and twenty years when he diedand written a series of reflections on Bible characters whose experience of aging speaks across the centuries to us today. Author Jane Marie Thibault asks the question, "Would you accept the gift of 120 years with joy and gratitude, or would you respond according to your circumstances? . . . For the first time in the history of humankind many of us may have the opportunity to live that long. We can reasonably expect that we will soon accept the gift of 120 years. Is this good news or bad news for you?"Medical science has extended our years and given us longevity, but medical science cannot give us meaning for these years. The meditations in this book offer stories of older Biblical men and women, like Abraham and Sarah, Elizabeth and Zechariah, Simeon and Ann, who offer wisdom on how to find meaning in these later years. Morgan's book would be good reading for older adults and those who have not yet had to face the challenges of the later years. Its wisdom offers the prayer, "May you die young at a very old age."
About The Author:
Dr. Richard Lyon Morgan has written 14 books, mostly in the area of aging and spirituality. Himself, an older person, Morgan not only offers wisdom from other writers, but from his own experience of aging as he reached the age of eighty. At present, he lives in a retirement community near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he continues his writing, ministers to older persons with dementia, and writes Life Stories of many older people. Married, with four children and ten grandchildren, Dr. Morgan has made it his calling and passion to make these extended years the best of years.
|Book:||Declining, Yet Shining: The Bible Speaks To Our Later Years|
|Author:||Richard L. Morgan|
|Publisher:||Wipf & Stock Publishers|
|Number of Pages:||255|
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