BOOK REVIEWS
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A Good Old Age

– An A to Z of loving and following the Lord Jesus in later years”.

Author: Derek Prime

Old age often gets a bad press. Very often caricatured with grumpiness, aches and pains, loneliness, and isolation it’s not something we particularly look forward to or relish when we’re there. Pastor and Bible teacher, Derek Prime, shows us that there is another way to view, especially to live, old age fruitfully. He does so simply and kindly and persuasively.

 

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A Happy Old Age

Author: Ashton Oxenden

The author addresses the “Aged Christian” in the “old age” phase of life. Oxenden reminds his readers that life “is a journey that is soon ended.” He suggests some ways to make our last days the best and happiest of all our life – whatever the condition we may be in at this stage.

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Finishing Well to the Glory of God

- Strategies from a Christian Physician

​Author: John Dunlop, MD

Most of us want to finish life well, yet so few of us know how to go about it. There is a profound, uniquely Christian approach to the end of life on earth. “Finishing Well to the Glory of God” has been written from several perspectives – as a Christian, as a physician, as a son who saw his parents go through their later days and as a cancer survivor who is approaching his seventies and confronting some issues of ageing. 

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He Walks with Me

- Devotions for Your Caregiving Journey with God

Published by Our Daily Bread

Are you tired by the thankless task of caring for your loved ones?

Do you struggle with guilt, resentment, or bitterness?

Does it seem impossible to keep on trusting God?

​From Our Daily Bread Ministries:

"Caring for someone is one of the most difficult responsibilities a person can take on. Much is expected from you, including the ability to play multiple roles: parent, nurse, counsellor, provider, and helper. You can expected to play these roles all the time. And you are expected to sacrifice yourself and everything you have - your time, your hobbies, your own family, your dreams, and your happiness - for someone else.

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The Blessedness of Death

Author: Dallas Clarnette

        

In the first part of this 72-page book the author reminds readers that the death of any person is a certainty. In his observation: It is very strange thing this -  the one certainty, yet we do not think about it. We are too busy. We allow life and its circumstances to so occupy us that we do not stop and think…People say about sudden death, “it is a wonderful way to go.”  Clarnette concludes that such mentality is quite wrong; the way we go out of this world is very important.

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AGING MATTERS 

- Finding Your Calling for the Rest of your Life

Author: R. Paul Stevens.

 

How are we to think of old age or the senior years of our lives? More importantly, how are we to live out these years? And how are we to live with faith? Does aging increase our spirituality? Or soul search? Are there special vices and virtues in aging and spiritual disciplines to enable us to grow spiritually in our most senior years? 

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