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  • Aging Gracefully

    $7.99

    How does the Bible instruct us as we grow older? Age gracefully, age wisely, age resolutely to the glory of God.

    There are few longings in my heart deeper than this: That God would let me live a godly, purposeful, dignified old age. I mean to encourage us both to age gracefully, to age wisely, to age resolutely to God’s glory.

    We are all aging. We are passing through time until we reach the end of our time. We soon learn that greater age brings greater sorrow but also greater joy, especially to those who are in Christ.

    To age gracefully we must age in Christ and for Christ. What does it look like to age gracefully? What do we need to be doing now to ensure we finish this race strong?

    These are questions for all Christians, young and old. Thankfully the Bible speaks clearly about how to age and how to age well. Join me in exploring what the Bible has to say about age and aging and learn how we can all hear those beautiful words, “well done, good and faithful servant.”

    -Tim Challies

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  • 30 Days Of Hope When Caring For Aging Parents

    $14.99

    In 30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents, author and fellow caregiver Kathy Howard offers the encouragement needed as you strive to care for your parents in a way that pleases God and shows them honor and respect while maintaining their dignity. Through Scripture passages, prayer prompts, and Kathy’s personal stories, be strengthened in the knowledge that the giver of all wisdom will empower you in the daily moments when you are caught between being your parents’ child and their caregiver.

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  • Aging Well : Living Long Finishing Strong

    $5.99

    Introducing Aging Well, the new book part of the 42 minibook Hope for the Heart series with over one million copies sold. Aging Well shows how you can be a vibrant senior, one with grace and joy, no matter what your physical circumstances. This quick-guide to aging well covers the issues that seniors face, defines the roadblocks and their causes, and shows steps to solution with biblical hope and practical advice.

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  • Embodied Hope : A Theological Meditation On Pain And Suffering

    $25.00

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

    $9.99

    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

    $14.99

    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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  • Loving Later Life

    $22.99

    Nobody enjoys growing old. We normally fear our own aging and generally do not love old people — they remind us that death is inescapable, the body frail, and social status transitory. In “Loving Later Life” Frits de Lange shows how an ethics of love can acknowledge and overcome the fear of aging and change our attitude toward the elderly.De Lange reframes the biblical love command this way: We must care for the aging other as we care for our own aging selves. We can encourage positive self-love by embracing life as we age, taking good care of our own aging bodies, staying good friends with ourselves, and valuing the last season of life. When we cultivate this kind of self-love, we are released from our aversion to growing old and set free to care about others who are aging — our parents, our relatives, and others in their final season of life.”

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  • Victory Lap : Growing Old With God

    $14.99

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

    $22.99

    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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  • God Me And Being Very Old

    $35.99

    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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  • I Love Growing Older But Ill Never Grow Old

    $16.99

    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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  • Other Side Of Life

    $10.95

    Healthy Life Press

    Drawing on biblical examples and his 60-plus years of pastoral experience, Rev. Biebel helps older (and younger) adults understand God’s view of aging and the rich life available to everyone who seeks a deeper relationship with God as they age. Rev. Biebel explains how to: Identify God’s ongoing plan for your life; Rely on faith to manage the anxieties of aging; Form positive, supportive relationships; Cultivate patience; Cope with new technologies; Develop spiritual integrity; Understand the effects of dementia; Develop a Christ-centered perspective of aging.

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  • Spirituality Of Caregiving

    $9.99

    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

    $19.99

    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

    $37.95

    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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  • Parent Talk : The Nine Conversations To Have With Your Aging Loved Ones

    $26.99

    Are You Ready? Each year, millions of Americans come face-to-face with the daunting task of providing for the care of an aging parent. Unfortunately, many find themselves ill-informed and unprepared. This reversal of roles, from care receivers to care providers, is often filled with conflicting emotions that are extremely tough to cope with amidst this enormous responsibility. Moreover, clashing opinions can quickly leave siblings and other family members at an impasse during a time when unity is crucial. For these newly challenged care providers, the tide has turned. For those who don’t know what signs to look for, this can happen without notice. As almost all of us will face this dilemma at some point, Parent Talk is a must read source of expertise and information for any adult child. Throughout this book, the author draws on his years of experience in senior healthcare to assist you in anticipating your parent’s decline, understanding the best care options, and making sound decisions. Come gain the invaluable insights revealed through The Nine Conversations as you become your loved one’s keeper.

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  • Parent Talk : The Nine Conversations To Have With Your Aging Loved Ones

    $16.99

    Are You Ready? Each year, millions of Americans come face-to-face with the daunting task of providing for the care of an aging parent. Unfortunately, many find themselves ill-informed and unprepared. This reversal of roles, from care receivers to care providers, is often filled with conflicting emotions that are extremely tough to cope with amidst this enormous responsibility. Moreover, clashing opinions can quickly leave siblings and other family members at an impasse during a time when unity is crucial. For these newly challenged care providers, the tide has turned. For those who don’t know what signs to look for, this can happen without notice. As almost all of us will face this dilemma at some point, Parent Talk is a must read source of expertise and information for any adult child. Throughout this book, the author draws on his years of experience in senior healthcare to assist you in anticipating your parent’s decline, understanding the best care options, and making sound decisions. Come gain the invaluable insights revealed through The Nine Conversations as you become your loved one’s keeper.

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  • Gift Of Years

    $15.95

    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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  • Alzheimers Depression And Dementia

    $24.99

    What would you do if your spouse, or anyone close to you, suddenly developed Alzheimer’s, Depression, and Dementia? Can you imagine how this would change your life-and the life of the one you love? This book tells how one couple faced this situation. It started as a daily journal with the idea that it would be very private and a short-term journal till his wife came home where they could live a normal life again. She was in a hospital first and then in a nursing home. She was away from home for almost ten months. Her husband took her out from the nursing home as often as possible. Sometimes they were able to spend a few hours at their home. Then she was able to go home where she lived with her husband for a little over two and a half years. This was a total of almost three and a half years from the beginning of her illness till the date of her death. D L Bennett, who compiled these notes, says he just wrote it like they lived it.

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  • Golden Years Become The Twilight Zone

    $22.99

    The book details these changes in our elderly years and provides help, knowledge and encouragement in deciding what to do. Finding the right path and help for your loved one.

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  • Golden Years Become The Twilight Zone

    $14.99

    The book details these changes in our elderly years and provides help, knowledge and encouragement in deciding what to do. Finding the right path and help for your loved one.

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  • Growing Older And Wiser (Student/Study Guide)

    $12.00

    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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  • Border Crossing

    $14.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9781931038089ISBN10: 1931038082Katie WiebeBinding: Trade PaperPublished: March 2003Publisher: Herald Press/MennoMedia Print On Demand Product

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  • Forgetting Whose We Are

    $29.99

    FORGETTING WHOSE WE ARE by David Keck Compassionate and theological response to questions of identity and humanity posed by Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • When Christians Retire

    $14.99

    In this book, Dwight Hervey Small will help you cope with the adjustments you will inevitably face with retirement and then turn expectantly to the exciting possibilities ahead. Rest assured, God has a plan for you in retirement as He did in your youth, and He waits to make it known.

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  • Faithful Living Faithful Dying

    $21.95

    What do faithful living and faithful dying mean as we near life’s end? With all the technology and choices available to us today, making decisions about the end of life grows ever more difficult. As a result of all the theological and ethnical issues that have arisen around the dying process in recent years, the 72nd General Convention of the Episcopal Church created a task force to study and responds to the broad range of theological, ethical, pastoral and policy issues that are generated by the need to provide loving and fitting care at the end of life.

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  • Virtues Of Aging

    $15.00

    “We are not alone in our worry about both the physical aspect of aging and the prejudice that exists toward the elderly, which is similar to racism or sexism. What makes it different is that the prejudice also exists among those of us who are either within this group or rapidly approaching it. When I have mentioned the title of this book to a few people, most of them responded, ‘Virtues? What could possibly be good about growing old?’ The most obvious answer, of course, is to consider the alternative to aging. But there are plenty of other good answers–many based on our personal experiences and observations. “
    –from THE VIRTUES OF AGING

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  • Aging : The Fulfillment Of Life

    $17.00

    The author shares his moving and inspirational thoughts on what aging can mean to all of us. It is a warm, caring book that shows us how to make the later years a source of hope rather than a time of loneliness.

    B & W photographs throughout.

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