So Who's Afraid of Birthdays Author:Anna B. Mow If you go in for fancy phrases, you can label Dr. Mow's book "gerontological theology." But that doesn't beging to describe the warmth, wit, and wisdom packed into her reflections on growing old graciously -- with grace. — There are nearly twenty million Americans over the age of sixty-five. Dr. Mow is one of them. But at 76 she sees clearly t... more »he problems and possibilities for fulfillment in the "crowning years." Echoing Browning, she writes: "'Grow old along with me, The best is yet to be.' We can turn the old adage around, 'As long as there is hope there is life.'" Her hope and her aliveness shine from every page.
Dr. Mow doesn't live in her past yers, she draws on and uses them to bring sensitive counsel to all whose vision of the years and life that lie ahead has become clouded by the pressures of our times. She writes about the problems that beset so many as they grow older: loneliness, illness, feelings of uselessnes and self pity. She shows how it is ever possible to begin ANEW, how the years following retirement provide new opportunities for spiritual growth. And she gives practical pointers on what to do with one's self without merely killing time.« less