Growing Old in Church

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Will Willimon
Pastoring for Life
  • Ada, MI: 
    Baker Academic
    , April
     192 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Laura Geller forthcoming.


Seasoned pastor and church leader Will Willimon excels at creating thought-provoking, accessible books for working pastors and seminarians. In Aging, he takes a theologically rich look at numerous aspects of growing old.

Drawing on Scripture, literature, current research, and his experiences as an aging adult, Willimon reflects on aging as a spiritual journey. He explores the challenging realties as well as the rewarding joys of growing old and shows pastors how to help their congregants grow old gracefully
and in good Christian hope. Willimon also offers practical advice on helping church members as they encounter retirement, aging, caring for the aging, loss, bereavement, and finding faith in the last quarter of life. This eloquent, delightfully Christian perspective on aging will be of interest to all who care for aging souls--not only pastors but also chaplains and other ministers in hospitals, hospices, and extended care facilities.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Will Willimon (STD, Emory University) is professor of the practice of Christian ministry at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, where he was dean of the chapel for twenty years.



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