Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Book Review: Rich in Years: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Long Life


Rich in Years by Johann Christoph Arnold

The subtitle of Arnold’s new book is “Finding Peace and Purpose in a Long Life”, and that perfectly describes this uplifting and hopeful book.  Arnold is frank as he deals with the challenges faced in our aging years, yet offers thoughtful and practical advice for setting your mind and heart toward the things that can help you enjoy your later years.

The back cover says, “This could be the richest season of your life…”.  That catches the whole premise and hope of the book.  What will you do with your life?  We you make your later years count? What impact do you want to make?  How can you make that impact as you deal with loss of independence, physical and mental capabilities? How can you surround yourself with a community that will help you be your best?

It’s a light-hearted and easy read filled with scriptures, pictures, quotes and lots of stories. 

I’m only 40, but I’m so glad I’ve been given the gift of learning from Arnold’s 70 years of wisdom.  I would recommend this book to anyone who is nearing retirement or anyone who is in the position to encourage others that are entering their later years.  It will help you to be a compassionate caregiver and/or friend to aging adults – to get a glimpse of life from their viewpoint and the hope of what a long and full life could be.

I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

 

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