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|Title: Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey|
By: Luci Shaw
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 8 ounces
Stock No: WW843107
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"Luci Shaw, poet and adventurer, scales the heights of the later years, grasping bramble after bramble. Yes, there are challenges. The closing decades of her lifelong journey provide tough moments, sudden and sometimes sharp-edged surprises. But Luci keeps her face turned to the beauty of Christ and shows us all how to climb, handsomely and with dignity. Wise, strengthening, playful and loving."
"Using the metaphor of a mountain climber leaving behind the trappings of human life and eventually her mortal coil, Shaw here finds profound beauty in her ascent toward a heavenly home." -- Emily Whitten, World Magazine, February 8, 2014
"[ Adventure of Ascent] is interesting as the testament of a sincere but far from naïve Christian. This should appeal to church reading groups and older readers." -- Library Journal, February 15, 2014
"Using engaging, insightful, lyrical language, poet and octogenarian Shaw offers reflections on her life in a neatly gathered, extended metaphor about making a journey to the summit of the mountain of life. . . . Shaw doesn't pretend to have all the answersquestions about God and the search for meaning in life still persistbut she ponders them with a grace and faith that make the reader glad to be along for a portion of the journey." -- Publishers Weekly, December 9, 2013
"At an age when many of her peers are simply marking time till death, Luci Shaw embodies what it means to be a fully flourishing human being. Her Adventure of Ascent, which calls to mind the best of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Henri Nouwen, is spiritual confession at its finest."
"The veteran climber Luci Shaw spray paints vivid blazes on the trail for those of us who are coming behind her. What is old age? How does it look from the outside? How does it feel? As the path gets rockier, what advice can she offer? Watch. Luci's backpack is dwindling above us and her walking stick--the one she inherited from her father--flashes as she climbs. This is a fabulous guidebook, filled with stories, wisdom and humor about the steep path we ascend after sixty."
"I love this sage book."
"Shaw's humor, insight, and the honest wrestling with faith on her pilgrimage make this an enjoyable guide to this land that borders on the undiscovered country, to the journey that no one survives." -- Jeff Sajdak, Calvin Theological Journal, April 2015
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