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    The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully (Hardback) By (author) Joan Chittister

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    DescriptionNot only accepting but also celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating work 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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    The Gift of Years
    Growing Older Gracefully
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joan Chittister
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 222
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9781933346106
    ISBN 10: 1933346108

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 37
    B&T General Subject: 725
    BIC subject category V2: VFJG
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15420
    Ingram Subject Code: HE
    B&T Approval Code: A13707600
    Libri: I-HE
    BISAC V2.8: SEL005000
    Ingram Theme: GENR/ELDRLY
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    B&T Approval Code: A64520000
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    BISAC V2.8: FAM005000
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    DC22: 200.846
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    BISAC V2.8: REL062000, REL012020
    DC22: 200/.84/6
    LC classification: HQ1061 .C455 2008
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    Publication date
    18 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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 Search of Belief," "In the Heart of the Temple," and "Wisdom Distilled from the Daily." She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.
    Review quote
    "Chittister beautifully downplays regrets and accents the rewards of a mature life. While she acknowledges the pain of old age, she focuses on the new beginnings that life can offer at this stage. . . . Excellent information and would make a positive contribution to any public library's collection." "--Library Journal"