Be Bolder Growin’ Older: Overcoming the Temptations of Old Age By Bruce Leiter

Oddly enough post people never think about growing older, they just live in the moment. Unless the Lord takes us home at an early age we most certainly face day when we face those “twilight years”. Just as getting married or raising children, it is a phase of life with no “how to” manual.
Mr. Lieter does an excellent job of giving the reader insight into 10 temptations aging will bring our way. He is very through in covering each one. Each chapter shows the reader the damage they can suffer from giving into the temptation. You are just left hanging, because he also gives you information to conquer each one.
Mr. Leiter includes many of his personal insights and experiences. I was impressed with the in-depth Bible study covering each of the temptations. I liked the large amount of scripture that is included to help the reader truly learn and apply the concepts to their life. All the chapters include Bible Discussion Questions and scriptures to further enhance the study.
I can tell a lot of hard work went into the writing of this book. It is a must read for anyone nearing the senior years are already there. A wonderful book!
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Promises of Hope for Difficult Times by Jane Kirkpatrick

I have long been an avid fan of Ms. Kirkpatrick’s historical fiction novels. This is the first of her non-fiction books I read, and I must say it was amazing!
The author lays her heart open wide and becomes vulnerable and transparent in sharing her very private struggles in being a caregiver to her husband. I applaud her courage to do so and help thousands of other facing the same challenges.
Just one year before my husband died my mother passed away. I had cared for her in my home for 4 years. When I received the book last year I had no idea I would lose my precious husband just a few months later. While his health issues did not require me to give him the same care as my mother, there were still intense responsibilities and physical/emotional demands that brought about a exhaustion and discouragement. I never dreamed when it came in the mail what a great source of comfort it would be to me those nights I lay in bed crying.
Each short devotional started with a scripture and must say each one was just what I needed at the moment. I didn’t just read the scripture; I read the entire chapter it was contained in. Then Ms. Kirkpatrick would share a personal story of her experiences. She was completely honest about how the fatigue and stress sometimes brought about feelings of exasperation, anger, and at times even resentment. I had experienced some of those at one time or another in caring for my mother, and was struggling with guilt I could not reconcile. She helped me realize that I was not some horrible person for having them. She offered hope through God’s word and sharing her most intimate feelings and struggles.
This book is a must read for all those being a caregiver and all the struggles and confusion that go with it. This would make an excellent gift for anyone you know who is a caregiver. It is a small book but very powerful.
I would like to thank Jane Kirkpatrick for the opportunity and privilege to review this book.
I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Here is a link to her web page. I hope you will go and check out her other wonderful books.
http://www.jkbooks.com/