God Isn't Finished with Me Yet: Discovering the Spiritual Graces of Later Life

God Isn't Finished with Me Yet: Discovering the Spiritual Graces of Later Life

by Barbara Lee

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Overview

2019 Illumination Book Award, Gold in Christian Living​2018 Independent Press Award, Aging

I haven’t finished with my life, and neither has God.

As we see fewer years ahead than behind, it can be easy to question our value or what we have left to contribute to our communities. How can we continue to give back and live with purpose in our later years? Barbara Lee is living this reality every day, and in this book she describes the intersection of aging with the timelessness of Ignatian spirituality.

God Isn’t Finished with Me Yet shows readers how God meets us with unexpected grace. In five succinct chapters, Lee shows how Ignatian prayer and discernment offer those in later life a path to discovering previously unknown vocations and new ways of living and being of service.

You’re still living your life, and God is still revealing His grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780829446623
Publisher: Loyola Press
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 543,333
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

BARBARA LEE is a practicing spiritual director who lives in New York City. She is a retired attorney, a former U.S. magistrate judge, and a long-serving member of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps—an organization of retired people inspired by Ignatian spirituality who perform volunteer work among the poor.

Table of Contents

1 Finding God in All Things 1

My Story: Why This Book? 2

Your Story: Is This Book for You? 10

Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality 12

2 Identity: Who Am I Now? 17

Retirement 18

Empty Nest 22

Caregiving 23

Losses 26

Ignatian Prayer: The Examen 28

3 Decisions 41

"Whether" Decisions 42

Ignatian Prayer: Decision Making 47

"How" Decisions 54

Ignatian Prayer: Praying with Scripture 57

4 Downsizing 67

How Much Is Enough? 68

A Different Kind of Poverty 71

Ignatian Prayer: Discernment of Spirits 77

Discernment about Downsizing 82

Discernment in Times of Involuntary Poverty 87

Keeping a Spiritual Journal 88

Spiritual Direction 89

5 God Isn't Finished with Me Yet 101

Another Stage of the Journey 101

Looking Back 103

Looking Ahead 105

Living in the Present 107

Death as Part of Life 110

Ignatian Prayer: Suscipe 112

Ignatian Resources 115

Endnotes 119

Acknowledgments 126

About the Author 127

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