Retiring Retirement

Retiring Retirement

by Rodney Macready

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ISBN-13: 9781683070337
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author


Raised in a Christian home and an active church, since 1983 Rodney Macready has pastored several Australian churches.  He has also taught in theological colleges in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Tanzania and dabbled in short-term missions in the Philippines and Indonesia.  He now expands his ministry through writing.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction 1

1 Have You Thought about Retirement? 9

2 My Cultural and Christian Heritage 26

3 Elements of the Biblical Cultures 40

4 Is Work a Four-Letter Word? 52

5 God's Rest and Human Rest 73

6 A Sabbath Rest? 98

7 Sabbaticals and Jubilees 118

8 Ecclesiastes-Work and Pleasure 136

9 Retiring Levites? 152

10 Vows and Valuing People 166

11 Putting Widows on the List 177

12 Caring for Aged Parents 192

13 The Elders at the Gate 210

14 Bits and Pieces 221

15 Hints in the Other Direction 230

16 Where to Go from Here? 246

Notes 267

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