Rich in Years
Finding Peace and Purpose in a Long Life
by Johann Christoph Arnold
"In this compact yet compelling book, Arnold brings the reader a wealth of personal stories about growing older. His hope-filled insights encourage those rich in years to also remain rich in faith."
—Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York
Why shouldn't growing older be rewarding? Johann Christoph Arnold, whose books have helped over a million readers through life's challenges, wants us to rediscover the spiritual riches that age has to offer.
"Instead of worrying about trying to stay young we should enjoy the riches that old age offers. And instead of trying to extend life’s length, we should be concerned with deepening life’s meaning."
"On these pages are wonderful words of hope. Savor them." Read what Pete Seeger and many others are saying about Rich in Years.
The best way to deal with the mess we may have made of our lives, or the difficult burdens we may carry, is to accept God's grace as we face the future.
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Johann Christoph Arnold
The promise of everlasting life has less to do with duration of time and more to do with a certain kind of life – one of peace, fellowship and abundance. Such a life can begin now.
Rich in Years is soul food for the person who is entering the final phase of life, and for the person who loves her.
How we grow old is more important than how old we grow. Realize that the act of dying is “the final, hardest test of courage” and realize that God’s strength will be perfected in our weakness.
Arnold doesn’t minimize the challenges of aging, but places them in the wider context of divine providence and our faithfulness to our creator.
If weakness releases the power of God, then older years can potentially be the deepest and strongest of our spiritual lives.
Arnold puts forth many of the other questions that older people ask is. But the chief one is: how can God use my last days for His purpose?