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I'm Too Young to Be This Old shows women how to face their changing lives with a spirit of fun and fearlessness. Loaded with biblically informed wisdom and ample doses of humor, it will give readers the inspiration and insight they need to turn their middle years into the best years of their life!
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2013
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What woman hasn’t looked in the mirror and wondered who was staring back at her? Or marveled at how grown up her children look? Or puzzled at how her friends are aging prematurely?
I'm Too Young to Be This Old (with over 150,000 copies sold) shows women how to face their changing lives with a spirit of fun and fearlessness. Poppy Smith leads readers through both the lighter side of midlife and the deeper issues that concern them, including
- wondering if the best of life is over
- facing changes in health and appearance
- maintaining healthy relationships with adult children
- caring for aging parents
- getting ready for when they’re really old
I’m Too Young to Be This Old is loaded with biblically informed wisdom and ample doses of humor. It will give readers the inspiration and insight they need to turn their middle years into the best years of their life!
Poppy Smith was born in England and grew up there and in Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Kenya. She is the author of three books, including Why Can’t He Be More Like Me? A teaching leader with Bible Study Fellowship for several years, she now ministers extensively as a retreat and conference speaker both in the U.S. and around the world. She has a master’s degree in spiritual formation and direction from George Fox Seminary.
Poppy Smith offers biblical counsel and practical suggestions to women navigating the years beyond midlife. Her approach to aging brings a smile to my face and hope to my heart. A must-read for any woman who looks in the mirror and wonders who the stranger is returning her gaze.”
Grace Fox, international speaker and author of Moving from Fear to Freedom: A Woman’s Guide to Peace in Every Situation
"I'm Too Young to Be This Old is fantastic! With her sparkling sense of humor, Poppy shows women how to face their mid-life years with courage and confidence. I will be recommending it to all my friends who are in their forties and fifties!"
Becky Harling, international speaker and author, Freedom From Performing: Grace in An Applause Driven World
"I needed to read this book! Every point Poppy writes about is right on; from physical ailments and changes to relationship changes. I just love her wit and humor while at the same time she had the inept ability to write about the reality of our lives in this strange and uncharted waters of aging. I highly recommend this book to anyone approaching middle age. They will not be disappointed!”
Lane Jordan, Lane Jordan Ministries
Monet5 Stars Out Of 5In God's proper timingSeptember 14, 2016MonetQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am from the Philippines. This book is meant for me and i thank God i found it or this book has actually found me. Its soo easy to understand as it is easy to follow, i mean Ms. Poppy Smith has written this book using both love and humility. As i have entered mid-life.. i am feeling everything from depression to irritability to feeling like i am so ugly.. Thanks to the author.. sincerely
IreneUnited States5 Stars Out Of 5Worth Reading!June 10, 2013IreneUnited StatesQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The title of the chapters alone will make you want to read this book. Two of them are These Children Are Too Old To Be Mine and Who Is That In The Mirror! As you can see the author has a sense of humor! This book is filled with helpful advice as well as humorous stories to encourage you. I gave this book 5/5 stars. The author does a great job of making women not feel alone while going through those midlife years. She does this by sharing her personal stories and stories from her friends lives. Throughout the book she is consistent with pointing women to the Lord for dealing with difficult circumstances they may encounter while also dealing with the issues of middle age. I thought the book was an enjoyable read and would recommend it for all women, whether you are over 40 or not!
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
IolaNew ZealandAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Updated Version of 1997 BestsellerFebruary 10, 2013IolaNew ZealandAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I'm Too Young To Be This Old is aimed at older women who want to rediscover their purpose in God in mid-life. I think that I might be a little younger than the target age group for this book, because while some of it resonated, other parts were less relevant. Perhaps we all adjust to mid-life in different ways or perhaps I'm not quite there yet (please, let that be so!).
As with any good self-help book, each chapter of I'm Too Young to Be This Old finishes with a series of questions. Readers will no doubt benefit from looking up the related Bible verses and answering the questions honestly. But many readers, myself included, are still in denial regarding the possibility of aging, so happily disregard these opportunities for personal reflection.
There is a lot of useful information in I'm Too Young to Be This Old, including a potentially useful list of the symptoms of menopause, along with a suggestion that a woman suffering these symptoms should consult their doctor, as many symptoms can be managed and aren't simply an inevitable sign of aging that can't be helped.
While I'm Too Young to Be This Old is a good book for Christian women in this empty-nester age group, it is a reprint of the book originally published in 1997. It has been revised and updated, so it now suggests maintaining relationships with distant grandchildren via Skype. However, other areas could have benefited from more revision. For example, the humorous discussion about cosmetic surgery completely ignores Botox. She also mentions the smoking section of an airplane. Was it that recently that people could smoke on planes? Overall, sound but not exceptional.
Thanks to Harvest House and Netgalley for providing a free ebook for review.