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There are so many books on the financial aspects of retirement, and even the psychological aspects; to my knowledge this is the only book which looks at the spiritual aspects: where true meaning and genuine purpose in life rests.
Our culture "tells" retirees to do basically two things: 1) rest, and 2) have fun. Certainy rest and fun are as important in retirement as they are in all other stages and phases of life. However the real reason I wrote this book was to demonstrate, as clearly as I could, the vital connections between your fatih and your retirement happiness.
For males particularly, retirement can pose a confusing lifestyle. Generally speaking, males are socialized to do but one thing in life and that is provide for a family ... work. Males basically find their pesonal "worth" in their "work." Females are certainly socialized to work (some would say even harder than males) but they also have another central life task and expectation, that of nurturance. Males then are more "at risk" in retirement because they search for meaning and purpose and find little.
For those so inclined, there is a small section in the back of the book, outlining how you could become trained as a retirement facilitator. You can log onto the website www.senioradultministry.com for more information on this.
The sub-title of the book is "Finding Peace and Purpose". Here is the essence of the retirment lifestyle; a great opportunity to discover yourself anew and to understand what you are being called to do right now in and with your life.
Some time ago President Clinton gave an award to former President Jimmy Carter. Regardless of your politics, the award was important. It was given for "how Jimmy Carter was using his retirement." We could all ask ourselves the question: "How am I using my retirement?" The book helps you answer this vital question.