Book: Rich in Years
Author: Johann Christoph Arnold
Genre: Inspiration/Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher: The Plough Publishing House
About the Book:
By Johann Christoph Arnold Why shouldn’t growing older be rewarding? Johann Christoph Arnold, whose books have helped over a million readers through life’s challenges, wants us to rediscover the spiritual riches that age has to offer. Now in his seventies, Arnold finds himself personally facing the trials that come with aging. But he knows, from decades of pastoral experience, what older people and their caregivers can do to make the most of the journey. In this book, he shares stories of people who, in growing older, have found both peace and purpose.
About the Author:
Johann Christoph Arnold is a writer known for making crucial spiritual issues accessible to both religious and non-religious readers. A pastor with an uncommon wealth of experiences and personal insights, he has counseled thousands of individuals over the last forty years, including married couples, children, and teens; addicts, prison inmates, and law enforcement officers; educators, students, and the terminally ill.
In the book Rich in Years the author addresses an issue many people would rather not talk about or don’t know how to communicate with their spouse or family members. All of us will reach old age one day hopefully, in these years we hope to have learned wisdom along the way. Sprinkled throughout the book are pictures and inspirational quotes from a variety of people that have found both peace and purpose in their later years.
In the book, Johann includes scripture references and how prayer and faith have helped him transition through this stage in his life. There are accounts of individuals throughout the book, words of wisdom and encouragement, funny stories, quotes and a wealth of information about how to accept these new changes one may encounter as they go through the aging process. Rich in Years is an easy read, a reference for anyone curious about what to expect when they reach new seasons in their life and how to accept the many different changes and phases as one ages.
Chapter Titles include:
- Growing Older
- Finding Purpose
- Finding peace
- Keeping Faith
- Living with Dementia
I enjoyed reviewing this book and found encouragement especially in the chapter Living with Dementia. Our family is experiencing this situation right now. Caring for anyone with Dementia is extremely difficult and it breaks your heart watching the decline of your family member right before your eyes. He talks about how we should enjoy the positive moments and value and cherish those afflicted by the disease. We can totally relate to the story of his church member caring for her father-in-law and how they also felt helpless caring for their loved one. We are still praying and hoping that the situation will change for the better. Hoping that peace will overrule the torment their mind is experiencing as they battle this awful disease.
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