"You can age with joy and finish with grace." — Dr. George Sweeting
The last years of life can be joyful and fulfilling. But for some, aging is a challenge—joy and aging are seldom considered to be linked together.
Not so for Dr. George Sweeting! Despite the difficulties, Dr. Sweeting, former president of Moody Bible Institute, has discovered many unexpected joys in his senior years, and he shares them in this insightful and easy-to-read book for the Builder Generation.
Using the Old Testament elder statesmen Caleb—as fit at 85 as he was at 40—as a role model, Sweeting taps into what the Bible says about aging and joy, as well as the insights and inspiration of diverse experts and great men and women.
Since only an untimely death can keep us from growing old, it is the better part of wisdom for us to decide in advance that we will both welcome and enjoy that stage of our lives. The book you hold in your hands will help all of us to live our lives to the fullest and make the best of all the days God gives us. Dr. Sweeting is uniquely qualified to write on this subject. He is convinced that retirement is only a time when we are redirected by God to serve Him in other ways. What impressed me most is this book's practicality: here we have sensible advice about everything from laughter to nutrition to money matters. Best of all, it breathes the optimism that should characterize all of God's children, even in their old age. Read this book and pass it along to a friend. Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Moody Church, Chicago Following Jesus is a life-long journey. So, if you want someone to help guide you in the abundant life for all seasons, then read this book. Dr. George Sweeting is a wise leader, teacher, and servant of Christ. His words will inspire you and motivate you to live a fulfilling and faithful life.
-Dr. Jack Graham, Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas
Following Jesus is a life-long journey. So, if you want someone to help guide you in the abundant life for all seasons, then read this book.
-Dr. Jack Graham, pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas
The book you hold in your hands will help all of us to live our lives to the fullest and make the best of all the days God gives us. Read this book and pass it along to a friend.
-Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Moody Church, Chicago
It is great to know that there is a resource like The Joys of Successful Aging to help us maximize, for time and eternity, our remaining days on earth.
-Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship; president, The Urban Alternative
Aging is like climbing above the tree line on a high mountain. Everything is more difficult but the exquisite exhilaration of getting there is nearly indescribable. George Sweeting's superb report from the highlands gives every climber a leg-up for the journey.
-Dr. Howard G. Hendricks, Distinguished Professor; chairman, Center for Christian Leadership, Dallas Theological Seminary
With maturity, grace, and wisdom, Dr. Sweeting shows us all how to "be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer" as we all get a little older.
-Joni Eareckson Tada, president, Joni and Friends