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Growing Old Isn't for Sissies

Marshall L. Cook

A ninety-six-year-old man, on admission to a nursing home, was interviewed by a social worker. She asked, "Did you have a happy childhood?" With a twinkle in his eye, he replied: "So far, so good!" One of the undeniable facts of life is that we are all aging. Many people dread growing old. It was Bette Davis who said, "Old age ain't no place for sissies!" And yet Dr. Cook believes that what really matters as we age is not the condition of the body, but that of the spirit. We can find meaning and purpose no matter what our age. Growing Old Isn't for Sissies focuses on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual challenges we encounter as we age, primarily after age sixty-five, and what our Christian faith has to say to those challenges and changes. Our faith in God can help us in our journey through life, no matter what our age. This book will help those who are growing older to understand some of the changes and problems associated with growing older, whether you are twenty, forty, sixty or eighty. It will help you understand the spiritual resources that are important in coping with growing older.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • Publish Date: Apr 6th, 2010
  • Pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.81in - 1.31lb
  • EAN: 9781426924880
  • Categories: Inspirational

About the Author

Dr. Marshall L. Cook has been an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ for forty years. He has degrees in psychology and counseling from Syracuse University and Ashland Theological Seminary. He has worked with many senior citizen groups. He is currently serving an elderly congregation in Florida.