This book looks at retirement in an entirely new way-as the commencement of a new life. Grounded in the Christian faith experience, it demonstrates how faith is the pivotal issue enabling retirees to capture and apply the vitality of their life experiences. Author Richard Johnson guides readers on an uplifting jouney of personal and spiritual development by framing retirement as an entrance to a richer, fuller, and more healthful life in the Spirit.
Creating a Successful Retirement looks at retirement in an entirely new way--as the commencement of a new life. Grounded in a Christian faith experience, it demonstrates how faith is the pivotal issue enabling retirees to capture and apply the vitality of their life experiences.
Dr. Johnson is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in Maturing Adult Faith Formation and Spiritual Gerontology. He is invited into many parishes, dioceses, and religious communities for consultation, workshops, retreats, and other educational work. Dr. Johnson has given keynote addresses and presentations in conferences including: ACA, AADA, NACPA, NOCERC, LCWR, NFPC, NACSW, NACFLM and others.
He has taught hundreds of maturing adult ministry leaders. His fresh ideas and enthusiasm on the spiritual aspects of adult development and aging have inspired scores maturing adults to follow their hearts and live more abundant lives in Christ.
He is a dynamic, engaging, and compassionate teacher who delights in seeing his students grow personally and spiritually. He has written many articles and twenty books all focused upon God's expansive grace in the maturing years.
Dr. Johnson is a practicing Roman Catholic; he and his wife Sandra live in St. Louis, MO; they have three grown children and four grandchildren.
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