In our culture we all want to live to a ripe old age — but avoid the aging process. In this book, the two authors provide hope right from the Bible — hope that as we age, God still has a plan for us. We have valuable contributions to offer.
“The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon….they still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green.” Psalm 92:12,14
The world tells us that old age is an enemy, but according to the Bible, it’s to be coveted:
“Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.” Job 12:12
Using the examples of Elizabeth, Anna, Naomi and others, the authors paint a vivid picture of how older women can still be used for God’s glory. They weave in their own stories and the stories of other contemporary older women who have “aged with grace.” As we grow older spiritual activities and disciplines may change, but they don’t have to end. We can be mentors, work with smaller groups or individuals, or become prayer warrior or caregivers. Most of all, we become more aware of our need to depend upon God, rather than our own strength. We can look back and gain perspective on how God has been at work in our lives.
There are questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter. It could easily be used as a resource for small groups, or for private journaling.
VERDICT: 4 STARS
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