Old age can be endured or enjoyed, regarded as a burden or accepted as a blessing. In this wise and positive book Clifford Pond shows how old age can be enjoyed as it is lived in the light of God's presence and in accord with God's Word. He confronts head on some of the pitfalls of old age such as a negative attitude to life and the tendency to be always living in a past "golden" age. He shows how these and other faults may be overcome by applying the principles and the promises of Scripture to our lives. But throughout his primary emphasis is on enjoying the old age to the glory of God. Clifford Pond skillfully blends spiritual insights into Scripture with much practical counsel on such matters as keeping fit, when to give up one's home, making a will, and remarrying after the death of a wife or husband. And he draws on the wisdom of other senior citizens and the experience of those who have cared for a loved one suffering from a prolonged physical illness or senile dementia. As Peter Tervet points out in his foreword this book meets a real need. First, it helps Christians (and others) prepare for retirement. Second, it encourages the senior citizen to live positively in old age. Third--and by no means least--it helps the younger generation to understand the problems and the challenges of old age. And it has much to say to churches about valuing and caring for the elderly in their midst.
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