Finishing Our Course with Joy: Guidance from God for Engaging with Our Aging
Packer, J. I
“Experts say that the proportion of the elderly population in the United States will grow by 80 percent in the decades to come. It is more important than ever to have a biblical mind about how we spend our latter years for Gods glory. We want to finish well (2 Tim. 4:7). And good pastors care to prepare their people to do precisely this. Finishing Our Course with Joy comes as wise, true, timely, and edifying biblical reflection and pastoral counsel on this significant subject. Dr. Packers book speaks to senior adults, those who love and care for them, those who will become them, and those who pastor them. As one who has had the privilege of knowing J. I. Packer since my teen years, reading these wordswritten from his own personal experience, communion with God, and knowledge of the Wordis poignant for me, to say the least. But that only makes the truth go in deeper. And that is good.”See All
J. Ligon Duncan
Chancellor and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS
“J. I. Packer is his usual wise self as he gives his counsel herein for older people to pursue their aging with zeal! He urges us to serve God and his church however we can while we can. This is devout and inspiring motivation.”See All
Marva J. Dawn
theologian; speaker; author, Being Well When We're Ill; In the Beginning GOD; and Talking the Walk
“I wish I had thought more about growing older when I was younger. If I had, perhaps I wouldnt need wisdom from J. I. Packer. But I didnt, and therefore I do! And what wonderful wisdom it is, the sort that challenges us, redirects our energy, and equips us with biblical truth to face our latter years. Im at that stage in life where engaging with my aging has become increasingly more urgent. And I cant think of anyone who can provide more helpful and encouraging insight than J. I. Packer. Dont wait until youre sixty or seventy to read this book. Start now and finish well.”See All
Senior Pastor, Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City, OK
Books at a Glance
Thinning hair, failing eyesight, and arthritic hands reveal an inescapable truth: we're only getting older.
But that doesn't mean we should simply sit back and take it easy. In Finishing Our Course with Joy, renowned theologian and author J. I. Packer challenges us to embrace old age as an opportunity for continued learning, careful planning, and heartfelt discipleship. Packer's pastoral words and personal stories encourage us to press on toward the upward call of God with endurance and grace—that we might continue to glorify God in our aging and finish our lives with joy.
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