Learn what the Bible says about the challenges and pitfalls of growing older. Discover God’s purposes in the aging process and the unique opportunities that are available for believers in their later years.
“There are about 3,000 people mentioned by name in the Bible. Of those 3,000, we only have enough information to evaluate the lives of about 100 of them. Of those 100, only about one-third of them finished well. Of those who failed, most failed in the last half of their lives.”
–Howard HendricksPages: 224
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN #: 978-1-59387-066-9
Full Case = 52 copies
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part One—The Aging Process
Chapter 1 – Good News / Bad News
Chapter 2 – The Purpose of the Aging Process
Chapter 3 – Some People in the Bible and How They Aged
Chapter 4 – What Is Happening to My Body?
Part Two—Aging Role Models—Good and Bad
Chapter 5 – Making Hard Choices: Paul, Abraham, Moses
Chapter 6 – Overcoming Obstacles: Joseph, Sarah, Daniel
Chapter 7 – Praying Always: Samuel and Anna
Chapter 8 – Snared by Worldliness: Noah and Demas
Chapter 9 – Snared by Sex: David and Solomon
Chapter 10 – Pride Goes Before a Fall: Miriam and Uzziah
Chapter 11 – Rejecting Wise Counsel: Joash and Amaziah
Part Three—Dangers to Watch and Choices to Make
Chapter 12 – Taking It a Bit Too Easy
Chapter 13 – Living for Pleasure
Chapter 14 – “The Cup Is Half Empty” Syndrome
Chapter 15 – Breakdown in Relationships
Chapter 16 – Botox and Facelift Choices
Chapter 17 – Walking with the Lord
Chapter 18 – Maintaining Accountability
Chapter 19 – Setting Specific Goals
Chapter 20 – Choosing and Evaluating Activities
Part Four—Drawing on God’s Grace
Chapter 21 – Dealing with Loss, Healing, and Disease
Chapter 22 – “When My Trophies at Last I Lay Down”
Author info: For the past 25 years,Karen Y. Davis has been teaching women's Bible studies and speaking at conferences and retreats. She has written inductive studies for most of the books of the Bible. She has also written for Christian periodicals and for an educational division of the CBS network. She is the wife of a college professor, and a loving mother and grandmother.
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– Carol Hudson, Florida
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