From the time we're born, we age--but that doesn't mean we have to get old! Viewing life's journey as a process, Kalas offers a fresh perspective on how to mature with joy, grace, and contentment. Discover how to learn from the past; make peace where you are now; continue to develop personally, emotionally, and spiritually; and more.
Growing older is a process. Growing old is a conclusion. If youre growing older you see some hope because you have perspective and you keep learning. If youve grown old, you may cynically think that times have never been as bad as they are now, and that they can only get worse.
This book is about learning how to "make peace with where you are right now." Its about learning from the past and then moving past it. Its about growingpersonally, spiritually, and in our relationships with God and with others. If we think properly about growing older well never have to grow old.
J. Ellsworth Kalas (1923-2015) was the author of over 35 books, including the popular Back Side series, A Faith of Her Own: Women of the Old Testament, Strong Was Her Faith: Women of the New Testament, I Bought a House on Gratitude Street, and the Christian Believer study, and was a presenter on DISCIPLE videos. He was part of the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary since 1993, formerly serving as president and then as senior professor of homiletics. He was a United Methodist pastor for 38 years and also served five years in evangelism with the World Methodist Council.
John D. Schroeder is a freelance writer and has written more than fifteen study guides for small groups, including the Leaders Guides for Sisters: Bible Study for Women. He has also coauthored four books, including How to Start and Sustain a Faith-Based Small Group, How to Start and Sustain a Faith-Based Young Adult Group, Dear Lord! They Want Me to Give the Devotions, and Dear Lord! They Want Me to Give the Devotion Again. John has been a newspaper reporter, and a copy editor and director of communications for several corporations. He currently lives in Minneapolis.