John Piper challenges fellow baby boomers to forego the American dream of retirement and live out their golden years with a far greater purpose in mind.
They say it's a person's reward for all those years of labor. "Turn in your time card and trade in your IRAs. Let travel plans and golf-course leisure lead the way." But is retirement really the ideal? Or is it a series of poor options that ignore a greater purpose--and will kill a person more quickly than old age?
John Piper responds: "Lord, spare me this curse " And his resounding message is for anyone who believes there's far more to the golden years than accumulating comforts. It's for readers who long to finish better than they started, persevere for the right ... more
Living With Purpose In A Worn-Out Body is an exploration of the inner life shared by many persons in nursing homes and retirement centers. With compassion and honesty, Buchanan gives voice to mingled feelings of loss, gratitude, resignation, courage, loneliness, and love. Buchanan lets readers know the difficult feelings of those living an assisted life: the ambivalence about being alive so long, the struggle against self-pity, the frustrations of limited strength and movement. She also mines the joys of living: laughter among friends, seeing grandchildren grow up, sifting through happy memories. Well chosen passages from the Psalms and New Testament stir feelings of hope and a trust in God's will, allowing the reader to ... more
Most books that seek to help elderly persons major on sociological or psychological studies. Here is something different! Adams sets forth biblical commands and principles that will help pastors, families, and churches minister to elderly believers in a Godly manner. Adams applies scripture to the problems and opportunities of old age, dealing with the issues before they become problems.
While growing older certainly has plusses, its downside poses big challenges. Physical decline, loss of spouses, relatives, and friends, memory lapses, feelings of inadequacy or uselessness-such things give us those "senior moments" that sidetrack us with fear and worry. This book brings encouragement to people in their golden years, prompting them to reflect, laugh, play, and to take both burdens and joys to the Lord who cares for them. Each of the 90 short pieces contains a note to God about a topic of special interest to seniors, a word from God in Scripture, a prayer, and a place for the reader to write her or his note to God.
Walking with God is the first of three books in the Every Man a Warrior discipleship series. Each is designed to help men succeed in life. Each lesson tells the stories of real men dealing with real-life problems and how God has solutions. Book 1, Walking with God, teaches the skills of quiet time, meditating on Scripture, Prayer, and Application. It helps men confront those issues that keep them from growing in their Christian faith. These skills are then used and developed in the practical topics of the next two books.
Book 1 includes the Every Man a Warrior verse pack and all course verses.
Whether you're preparing for the responsibility or are in the midst of caring for an elderly loved one, this complete guide from Focus on the Family provides the practical information you need--and a spiritual and emotional lifeline.
Topics include burnout; physical, emotional, and mental changes in aging; medical, financial, and legal help; elder abuse; choosing a care facility; and end-of-life decisions. Caregivers will also learn what the Bible says about caregiving and the keys to effectively fulfilling that role.
True stories throughout the guide share common concerns and a sense of support from those who have been there.
With a twinkle in her eye, the author says she doesn't personally "know anything about aging." That's why she had to interview as many people as possible who do know about this very important "third stage of life" Their stories are both fascinating and unique and offer a wide variety of attitudes toward the perks and possibilities of aging as well as insights and options for dealing with its challenges. The author adds her own humorous stories and observations throughout to help seniors appreciate and celebrate life with heavy doses of both laughter and prayer.
Maybe your grandchildren are living with you. Maybe they're thousands of miles away. Their parents may be spiritually rebellious or simply neglectful of the family's spiritual life, failing to make prayer and church attendance a regular part of their routine. But even if your grandchildren's parents have established a strong Christian home, busy schedules, jobs, parenting, and all the distractions of today's world conspire to distract or even destroy the family. How can you, as a grandparent, help? God gives grandparents a sacred trust-an opportunity to imprint another generation with the message of his faithfulness. You can stand in the gap by being a godly example for your grandchildren and by praying for them. Even gr ... more