Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life: 7 Gateways to Spiritual Growth

Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life: 7 Gateways to Spiritual Growth

by Jane Marie Thibault

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Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life: 7 Gateways to Spiritual Growth by Jane Marie Thibault, Richard L Morgan

Do you dread growing old?

The last third of life, from age 60 on up, doesn’t have to be feared. When viewed from a Christian perspective, this season of life can be meaningful, endurable … and even joyful, say authors Jane Thibault and Richard Morgan.

Thibault and Morgan suggest approaching the Last Third as a pilgrimage—a journey full of purpose, ripe with opportunities for spiritual growth.

The authors, ages 65 and 82, dig deeply into the realities of their lives and give you 7 ways to open yourself to God and the abundant life God wants for you. They address 7 gateways to spiritual growth:
• Facing Aging and Dying
• Learning to Live with Limitations
• Doing Inner Work
• Living in and Out of Community
• Praying and Contemplation
• Redeeming Loss and Suffering
• Leaving a Legacy

This collection of scripture-based meditations will inspire you or someone you know to move fearlessly into the Last Third, looking forward to the opportunities this time of life can hold. The book includes reflection questions and can be used by individuals or groups for a 7-week study.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014723428
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 300,627
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jane Marie Thibault, a retired gerontologist and professor of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, lives in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the author of *10 Gospel Promises for Later Life** and *A Deepening Love Affair: The Gift of God in Later Life.** Thibault is coauthor (with Richard Morgan) of *No Act of Love Is Ever Wasted: The Spirituality of Caring for Persons with Dementia.**

Richard L. Morgan, a retired Presbyterian (USA) pastor, is a volunteer in pastoral care and chapel director at the Redstone Highlands retirement community near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition to his seminary training, he has an MA in Counseling and training in clinical pastoral education. He is the author or coauthor of 18 books.

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