Although God intended us to age physically, there is a decided difference between aging and growing old. The 12 Keys to Spiritual Vitality helps readers accept their physical maturation by reveling in their mental and spiritual vitality. Author Richard P. Johnson gives readers the keys to agelessness by teaching them how to maintain positivity and youthfulness in spite of the physical aging process. This short course on the attitudes of agelessness helps readers find the value of thriving in the world rather than just surviving in it.
Aging is not the beginning of the end, but is part of God's eternal plan for human happiness. Through this book, readers will tap into the wisdom and grace that come with aging and discover the keys to maturing in the way God intended.
190-page paperback; 5-1/2 x 8-1/4
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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