Gift of Years (The)
Number of pages: 224
In The Gift of Years, Joan Chittister examines the many dimensions of the aging process: its challenges, its struggles and surprises, its problems and potential and its pains and joys.
Chittister embraces aging as a natural part of life that is active, contemplative, productive and deeply rewarding. Perhps the most important dimension of aging well lies in the awareness that there is intention built in to every stage of life, including aging.
Chittister reveals how old age rewards us with wisdom, freedom and prosperity of another kind. The gift of this period is not merely being alive, she tells us; it is becoming more fully alive than ever.
Sr. Joan Chittister is a prolific author of more than 50 books, a columnist, an award winner, a renowned international lecturer and one of the best-known and most influential Catholics in the world today. She is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania.