The Gift of Years

The Gift of Years

Growing Older Gracefully

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Looks at the many dimensions of aging and considers the joys of this special stage of life and the rewards of being open to new experiences and new relationships.

Perseus Publishing
Not only accepting but 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.


Independent Publishing Group
Not 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.


Publisher: New York, NY : BlueBridge, c2008
ISBN: 9781933346106
1933346108
Branch Call Number: 200.846 C449g
Characteristics: xvi, 222 p. ; 23 cm

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Flowerbell
Jul 24, 2015

This is a beautiful book to read when one is close to retirement or retired. Very important message to the reader.

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ginacmessenger
Feb 05, 2015

A group called Women of Wisdom, or WOW, was studying this book together. IThey were seniors and I was their guest and they loved this book so I started reading it and now I see why! It is a good book for a growth group. Ms. Chittister helps you see the burden and advantage of every area of aging. She helps you find peace with the aging process through realizing the reasons to be thankful for the many things that make this a special season of life.

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dotdotdot
Dec 16, 2009

Well written. An easy read.

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Jul 24, 2015

Flowerbell thinks this title is suitable for 50 years and over

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dotdotdot
Dec 16, 2009

"In youth we learn," Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach wrote when she was seventy-five years old, "in age we understand".

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