This is not a book about the male mid-life crisis. Instead, it is an exploration of the shift in focus a man experiences as he progresses into the more mature years of his life. Learn what it means to be an older man in our culture, and what physical and psychological changes to expect as you move into your second half century of life. Find meaning through spiritual exploration. Develop depth by reinvesting in your intimate relationships and community. Without being preachy or abstract, this book gives practical advice about dealing with crises of identity, mortality, and belonging.
The crux of the book is based on teaching men how to give meaning to their lives, find self-directed and community driven purpose in their activities, and develop their spiritual side. The appendix and references include resources for men who would like to explore any of the individual issues in the book in more depth.
About the author:
David Powell, Ph.D., is a marriage and family counselor with over 35 years of clinical experience. In 1974 he founded Education and Training Programs, Inc. He is trained as a spiritual counselor and is a mentor for the Soul of the Executive Program of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Transformation, which is designed to help Fortune 500 executives find meaning and purpose in their lives. He is currently president and CEO of the International Center for Health Concerns, a new corporation that he founded whose goal is to facilitate the distribution of health and psychological information internationally.