When Did Everybody Else Get So Old? By Jennifer Grant

We have all thought this from time to time, after seeing old friends or school mates we have not seen in a while, or possibly adults from our younger years. Until we have seen the effects of the passing of time on them, they are frozen in our memory as we saw them last. Seeing ourselves daily we don’t notice our own aging.
I am past the midlife but since our 60’s is touted as the new 40’s I thought I could garner some new insights from the book. I have pretty much already experienced or am experiencing some of her topics. The author takes the reader what to expect in the midlife journey and rites of passage with a mixture of hope, wit, surprises, sadness, wisdom and details by sharing true personal stories. When thinking of aging we tend to focus on the physical, but those changes are connected with mental, spiritual and emotional adjustments. They cannot be separated and are all tied together.
Though a well written and enjoyable book I could not recommend it to of Miss Grants biblical and doctrinal references which do not match up with what I have studied in Scripture.
I received this book from Handlebar Publishing in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have stated are my own.

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