Aging Successfully

Aging Successfully

by David P. Gallagher


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Aging Successfully offers suggestions for greater satisfaction and happiness for people over age fifty. It raises spiritual and emotional issues such as how to deal with depression and gives specific action steps. This book is packed full of practical help; it is a road map for aging, especially during economically challenging days. This practical, easy-to-read book provides wisdom and time-tested counsel for a happy and highly productive second half of life. When Dave Gallagher was considering retirement, he wanted help with financial planning and retirement living options, so he began compiling resources. Dr. Gallagher combines the information he gained with principles that he gained in working with hundreds of people over the years, and compiled them into this book. The principles come from personal experience, research, and helping people age successfully. The author draws from his experience of ten years as senior pastor in an age-restricted community designed to reach people over age fifty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610979290
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

David P. Gallagher leads conferences across the country on "Second Half Ministry—Reaching the 50+ Generation." He is on staff at Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin, and is Pastor Emeritus at Palm West Community Church in Sun City West, Arizona. His recent books include Healing Takes Time and Senior Adult Ministry in the 21st Century.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Can you believe it? The baby boomers are growing old—fast. Members of the generation that once declared they wouldn't trust anyone over thirty are now turning sixty years old at the rate of one person every second seconds. Aging Successfully is a book for this time . . . and . . . this aging generation. David Gallaghar provides a wealth of helpful information, loads of encouragement, and practical insights for aging successfully. It is a book to read and use. I highly recommend it.

—Gary L. McIntosh, Ph.D., Professor of Christian Ministry & Leadership, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

"As American society ages, more of God's children will be grappling—many unsuccessfully—with its challenges. InAging Successfully, David Gallagher provides a wealth of practical information that can help steer believers clear of the pitfalls of age and onto a path that breeds contentment, meaning, and joy. Furthermore, Gallagher repeatedly points us back to the principles of Scripture which profoundly inform the latter years of life. I plan to keep this book handy on a shelf and recommend it often."

-J. Paul Nyquist

President, Moody Bible Institute

"Aging Successfully does an outstanding job of helping the reader prepare for the transitions that occur in the second half of life while recognizing that opportunities abound for those who remain grounded in Scripture and balanced in their approach. Readers will find Dr. Gallagher's book to be a valuable resource as they enter a stage of life full of opportunities and adventures."

-James L. Knapp

Professor of Sociology

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

"In this book, my good friend Dave Gallagher creates a contemporary framework for instructing readers in the realities of aging. Writing largely from the perspective of his personal experience, Dave offers guiding principles and numerous actionable solutions that can provide readers a clearer path to the golden years and beyond. I recommend it!"

-Gene A. Getz

Professor, Pastor, and Author

"While most Americans are dreading getting older, and are literally scared of death, Dave Gallagher takes a counterintuitive view and reveals the essentials of happily embracing the second half of life. While there are definitely challenges after age fifty, this book reveals some important truths that add substance and perspective to growing older. If you want to finish life with purpose and hope, and not with a groan, as Psalm 90:9 expresses, join me in reading Successful Aging!"

-Tom Shaw

Vice President of Student Services

Moody Bible Institute of Chicago

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