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Rich in Years

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

Rich in Years: About the Book and Author

Rich in Years: About the Book and Author

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.

Q&A with Johann Christoph Arnold

Q&A with Johann Christoph Arnold

"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."

Praise for Rich in Years

Praise for Rich in Years

"On these pages are wonderful words of hope. Savor them." Read what Pete Seeger and many others are saying about Rich in Years.

Rich in Years: Read an Excerpt

Rich in Years: Read an Excerpt

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.

Book Study Guide

Book Study Guide

Download this study guide for group discussion or personal reflection.

Living Before Eternity

Living Before Eternity

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.

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Comforting Advice for the Elderly and Those Who Love Them

Comforting Advice for the Elderly and Those Who Love Them

Kathy Schiffer

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

Galen Dalrymple

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.

Aging and Full Humanity

Aging and Full Humanity

Bruce Epperly

Arnold doesn’t minimize the challenges of aging, but places them in the wider context of divine providence and our faithfulness to our creator.

Spiritual Pit Bulls

Spiritual Pit Bulls

David Swartz

If weakness releases the power of God, then older years can potentially be the deepest and strongest of our spiritual lives. 

Giving, Instead of Receiving

Giving, Instead of Receiving

Frank Viola

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?

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