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"Precious and insightful … will teach you how to age consciously as well as respect your limitations and joyfully reclaim your purpose and call. A treasure. Don't grow old without it."
—Rev. Holly W. Whitcomb, author, Seven Spiiritual Gifts of Waiting
"Aimed at but by no means limited to the boomer generation, hits the right note … aging is not just about giving back, but about giving forward … offering ourselves for some larger purpose rather than simply protecting what we have."
—Fr. Tom Ryan, author, Soul Fire: Accessing Your Creativity
“A great gift to everyone in the field of aging. With gentle, deep encouragement ... [it] walks readers through what has been lost, mourned, reclaimed, and points toward finding the creative call in the later years…. Strongly recommended for everyone in the third stage as well as professional and interested laypersons.”
—Phoebe Girard, hospice worker; co-founder, Conscious Aging Network of New Mexico; former editorial board member, ASA Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging
“A must-read for anyone who wants more out of their later years than the traditional retirement experience…. A unique contribution to the field of literature on aging and retirement.”
—Molly Srode, author, Creating a Spiriting Retirement and Keeping Spiritual Balance as We Grow Older
“Doesn't so much take us by the hand as it opens doors to thinking about what is right for each of us.”
—Matilda Charles, “Senior News Line”
“A deep and stirring reminder that the later years of our lives can be creative, rich, and even more fulfilling than those that went before.”
—Deborah Sokolove, artist and director, Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion; associate professor of art and worship, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
“[A] refreshing blend of deep wisdom, relational authenticity, and practical tools … a book that will make a difference. My list of the people I want to give this book to is growing.”
—Doug Wysockey-Johnson, executive director, Lumunos (formerly Faith At Work
“A road map of wisdom for the crossroads of life. [W]eaves insight and story [to] illuminate the phases of transition that we all will face in the future…. Encourages us to move the conversation about such change from our head to our hearts.”
—Terri Lynn Simpson, contemplative programs consultant, Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, Washington National Cathedral
“Assures, encourages, challenges readers to embrace the questions, fears, and most significantly the gifts of aging. The shared stories of elders comfort the reader who is walking the labyrinth of aging and seeks a spiritual path of dignity, grace, faith and love.”
—Jean M. Richardson, executive director, Kirkridge Retreat Center
“Powerful and compelling … deserves to be read and practiced by anyone, regardless of their age, who wants to reconnect with their spirit and live a life worth having.”
—John J. Scherer, author, Five Questions That Change Everything; founder, The Scherer Leadership Center