RECOMMENDED READING

Below is a short list of recommended reading by Finishing Well Ministries. We tried to provide the link to where these can be purchased with each description. Please note that these are recommendations only, Finishing Well Ministries does not recieve any proceeds from any of these publishers or retailers.

 

Enjoy these great books as we all work to Finish Well while Living Well.

RECOMMENDED READING
Intergenerational Christian Formation

Intergenerational Christian Formation serves as an essential guide for all preparing for and involved in congregational ministry and formation. Discover the riches of intergenerational ministry, and let all generations commend the works of God to one another.

Finishing Well to the Glory of God

Combining his medical expertise, firsthand experience with patients, and firm commitment to Scripture, geriatric specialist Dr. Dunlop proposes nine strategies for finishing life well. Theologically robust and practically relevant, his insights demonstrate the proper physical, emotional, and spiritual preparation needed so that aging and death can result in a purposeful rest in the Savior's arms.

Extreme Grandparenting: The Ride of Your Life!

 In Extreme Grandparenting: The Ride of Your Life!, you'll find honesty, humor, stories, and practical experience to motivate and guide you into richer relationships with your children and grandchildren. Discover how you can reach and relate to grandkids, not only as a mentor and loving family member, but as a spiritual rock during the hard times. 

Intergenerational Christian Formation

Intergenerational Christian Formation serves as an essential guide for all preparing for and involved in congregational ministry and formation. Discover the riches of intergenerational ministry, and let all generations commend the works of God to one another.

Finishing Our Course with Joy: Guidance from God for Engaging with Our Aging

Do you look in the mirror and see gray hair and wrinkles? Packer---now in his mid-80s---says that getting older doesn't mean you should banish yourself to the rocking chair! Sharing personal insights and examples, he offers a compelling vision for lifelong learning, purposeful planning, running the race with endurance, and glorifying Jesus---no matter what your age!

Beyond Half Time

Beyond Halftime provides guidance, reassurance, and insight for men and women on the halftime journey from success to significance. In Bob Buford's bestseller, Halftime, he tells you how to make the transition. In Beyond Halftime, Bob accompanies you on that journey as a personal coach, answering questions and offering encouragement every step of the way.

Finishing Well

Based on inspiring interviews with 60 remarkable people who have furthered their significance rather than to rest on their success. Includes trailblazers such as Peter Drucker, Roger Staubach, and Ken Blanchard.

Beyond Half Time

Beyond Halftime provides guidance, reassurance, and insight for men and women on the halftime journey from success to significance. In Bob Buford's bestseller, Halftime, he tells you how to make the transition. In Beyond Halftime, Bob accompanies you on that journey as a personal coach, answering questions and offering encouragement every step of the way.

Vision For The Aging Church

Are we ready for the opportunities and challenges facing the aging church?
  Now is the time for the church to offer ministry to its increasing numbers of seniors and to benefit from ministry they can offer. In this book James M. Houston and Michael Parker issue an urgent call to reconceive the place and part of the elderly and seniors in the local church congregation.

The Best Is Yet to Be: Moving Mountains in Midlife

 No one needs to tell you that the crises of midlife are real. In fact, they can loom like mountains blocking your path. Kids grow up, parents grow old, spouses grow apart. Finances get strained and regrets are relentless—just when it should be getting easier! At this stage of life, it's easy to feel that our best years are behind us and somehow we've missed it.

September Songs: The Good News About Marriage in the Later Years

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, thirty years have been added to the normal human life expectancy. In September Songs, the follow-up to her bestselling Intimate Partners, Maggie Scarf investigates the surprising and profound evolution marriage has undergone in these "bonus years." In a series of intimate and provocative interviews, she delves into the lives of couples married for more than two decades and uncovers the welcome news that most couples are more satisfied in their marriages today than in their early years together. 

Rethinking Retirement: Finishing Life for the Glory of Christ

Longtime preacher, teacher, and author Piper challenges fellow baby boomers to forego the American dream of comfortable retirement and live dangerously for the One who gave himself in his prime! You'll discover how to finish well, persevere for the right reasons, experience true security, and more.

You Purpose Puzzle

Ponder your life for a moment. Why are you living in your town? Why do you have the job you have? Why are you in a specific relationship? Why are you living in your current conditions, whatever they might be? God has a purpose for everyone -- a purpose that He determined for us before we were even born. He created us specifically for this purpose. We rarely see the full picture, but God gradually reveals pieces of it over time. It is our job to assemble the puzzle and faithfully carry out our purpose. This guide will walk you through the process of prayerfully evaluating your God-given purpose and pursuing it!

PUBLICATIONS OF FINISHING WELL MINISTRIES

What the Bible Says About Growing Older:
The Exciting Potential for This Season of Life

by Dr. Hal Habecker (Author)  

“You never fish in the same river twice.” The river is always changing. That’s true of life as well. Each day is different from the day before. We ourselves are different. Therefore, God keeps giving us opportunities to grow. Because this is true, let’s consider some important biblical principles about aging.

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