Growing Older in God's Grace
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Growing older is a privilege not everyone can enjoy. For those who do reach their senior years, however, it is a period of time filled with both opportunity and significant challenges. Each period of our lives has its own unique opportunities, and our senior years are no exception.
"As we get older, almost everything becomes more difficult. It becomes harder to get up, get ready, and go to worship or Bible study. It becomes harder to visit or to fulfill many Christian responsibilities and opportunities that are ours. But perseverance and doing what we can as long as we can are two of the great evidences of Christian maturity and wisdom."
In this book, Larry Swaim addresses many of the opportunities and challenges of older age. As we grow older, each of us has our own experiences and stories to tell and the opportunity to be inspired by those older biblical characters who successfully traversed the often difficult path of growing older. Readers will find this book challenging, uplifting, and hopefully even inspiring, and that each chapter as it is read and studied will bring us a clear realization of the wonderful and unique privileges that we have as older Christians in God’s kingdom.
Table of Contents
1 - A Senior Citizen in Christ's Church
2 - The Soul
3 - Maturity
4 - Forgetting the Past
5 - We Need One Another: Fellowship
6 - Worry — Anxiety
7 - Becoming An Encourager
8 - Adjusting to Change
9 - Live as Positively as Possible
10 - The Privilege of Being a Grandparent
11 - The Importance of Love
12 - Preparing to Die
13 - Going Home — Heaven
About the Author
Dr. Larry Swaim has practiced as a psychotherapist in Middle Tennessee for almost 30 years. He also speaks to churches across the nation emphasizing how to develop strong faith, biblical principles for good mental health, and the power of love and forgiveness. He was educated at Lipscomb University, Harding School of Theology, and Clarksville Theological Seminary.
by Dr. Larry Swaim
Publisher: 21st Century Christian
Size: 6 x 9