Annotated Book List
Johann Christoph Arnold, Rich in Years: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Long Life, Elsmore: The Plough Publishing House, 2013.
Richard and Leona Bergstrom, Third Calling: What are you doing with the rest of your life? Edmunds: Re-Ignite, 2016. Wonderfully helpful guide to the Third Third/Fourth Quarter.
John Bradford, Making Retirement Work: Getting old but finishing well, Mona Vale: Ark House Press, 2018. John is a former Federal politician whose writing is full of insight.
Bruce Bruinsma, Live with Meaning: Understanding the Power of Future-Funded Ministry, Envoy Financial, 2015, eBook.
Andrew Cameron, Living in the Next Phase: Developing the theology, practice and ministries of later life, Sydney: Anglican Deaconess Ministries Ltd, 2014. Andrew is an Australian theologian who has developed a well thought through theology of ageing.
Joan Chittester, The Gift Of Years: Growing Old Gracefully, New York: Blue Bridge Books, 2008. This is one of the most helpful books on ageing I’ve ever read. Such wisdom and insight.
Marc Fey; Don Akenbrandt and Frank Johnson; 2011. 210Project: Discover your place in God’s Story, https://youtu.be/9cvjO_NZOWA
Graham, Billy, Nearing Home, Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2011. Vintage Billy Graham. His second last book.
Jeff Haanen, An Uncommon Guide To Retirement: Finding God’s Purpose For The Next Season Of Life, Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2019. Jeff is Gen X and has so many insights into growing older.
Amy Hanson, Baby Boomers and Beyond: Tapping the Ministry Talents and Passions of Adults Over 50, San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2010. Amy is a gerontologist who writes in a very informed way.
Ed, Stanley Hauerwas; Growing Old in Christ, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.
Ray Hawkins, Dynamic Ageing: 31 Biblical devotions for a satisfying and purposeful life, Capalaba: Even Before Publishing, 2014.
John Piper, Rethinking Retirement: Finishing Life for the Glory of Christ, Wheaton: Crossway, 2008.
Rodney Macready, Retiring Retirement, Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 2016. Rodney writes very helpfully from an Australian vantage point.
Bruce Manners, Retirement Ready: Plan now to retire well, Warbuton: Signs Publishing Company, 2016. This is one of the few Australian perspectives on ageing.
Parker Palmer, On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity & Getting Old, Oakland: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018.
Christine and Tom Sine, Living on Purpose: finding God’s best for your life, Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2002.
R. Paul Stevens, Aging Matters: Finding Your Calling For The Rest of Your Life, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016. So full of wisdom.
Richard A Swenson, Contentment: The Secret to a Lasting Calm, Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2013.
Boomer’s Bodies and Yours - http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-dignity-of-our-deterioration
Resolutions on Growing old with God - http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/resolutions-on-growing-old-with-god
The Books Boomer’s will never read - http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/the-books-boomers-will-never-read
Getting Old for the Glory of God - http://www.desiringgod.org/conference-messages/getting-old-for-the-glory-of-god