OH, To Be 108 Again

Aging Gracefully by Living Fully in the 4th Quarter of Life

by James K. Wagner

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OH, To Be 108 Again

Aging Gracefully by Living Fully in the 4th Quarter of Life

by James K. Wagner

Published Nov 12, 2020
196 Pages
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth



 

Book Details

In a National Geographic article, “The World’s Oldest People,” a citizen of Ecuador commented, “Being 123 has its limitations. Oh, to be 108 again!”

In the twenty-first century, age 65 is no longer considered time to “hang it up,” take it easy, and shift into inactive mode. The fastest growing segment of the American population are the 90-year-olds, and 100-year-olds are quite common. As the overall health of older adults keeps improving—thanks to medical advances, exercise, and healthy eating—the spiritual dimensions of life are often ignored or overlooked. Yet, inquiring minds have no age limits.

This book features answers to questions raised by older people, such as “Why is the Bible so hard to understand?” “Is this life all there is?” “What evidence do we have of an afterlife?” “Why is it so difficult to forgive those who hurt you?” “What does ‘laughter is the best medicine’ mean?” The author also shares his personal experiences living in the fourth quarter of life and encourages each reader to ponder this affirmation: With a heart that cares for others as we care for ourselves, with eyes that see beyond everyday happenings, and with a spirit in tune with the spirit of God, good things can and do happen in our later years.

 

About the Author

James K. Wagner

James K. Wagner is a United Methodist minister now living in a retirement community in Columbus, Ohio, where his interactions with older adults prompted him to address and reflect on the spirituality of aging. He is the author of seven books on holistic health and Christian spirituality.