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The Gift of Years : Growing Older Gracefully

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
  • BLUEBRIDGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1933346337
  • 9781933346335
  • 16,334

Review quote

"An amazing compendium of wisdom not only for people facing aging or providing support, but for everyone who wants to live a spiritually centered and balanced life." --Michael Lerner, editor, "Tikkun Magazine"show more

About Joan Chittister

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 the Heart of the Temple," and "The Rule of Benedict." She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.show more

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