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With gentle encouragement and sound advice, Poppy Smith’s helpful and reassuring ‘I’m Too Young it Be This Old’ gives you the best reasons in the world to embrace getting older and cast off the past. Without being over sentimental or painting a falsely rosy picture of later years, Poppy brings you face to face with issues about the changes that mark growing into a new phase of life.
With humour and heart she considers what’s happening to your body, your memory, your emotions, your children, your marriage, and underlines it all with the assurance that you are still you!
Each chapter draws on biblical wisdom and guidance to give you a manual of helps and hints to show you that life is changing but that can be for the better with new opportunities, new freedoms and new perspectives.
I'm Too Young To Be This Old by Poppy Smith was published by Harvest House in February 2013 and is our 24498th best seller. The ISBN for I'm Too Young To Be This Old is 9780736950268.
1What's Happening To Me?
2 Everything Seems To Be Changing
3 Who Is That In The Mirror?
4 ‘Will You Still Love Me When I’m…?
5 These Children Are Too Old To Be Mine
6 My Parents Need Me – How Should I Help?
7 If I Only Had… Or Hadn’t
8 I Can’t Do That.. Can I?
9 Who Am I, Now That I’ve Grown Up?
10Where Do I Go From Here?
11 How Do I Get Ready For Being Really Old?
12 I’m Not Just Surviving, I’m Thriving
"This Old is a good book for Christian women in this empty-nester age group, it is a reprint of the book originally published in 1997. It has been revised and updated, so it now suggests maintaining relationships with distant grandchildren via Skype. However, other areas could have benefited from more revision. For example, the humorous discussion about cosmetic surgery completely ignores Botox. She also mentions the smoking section of an airplane. Was it that recently that people could smoke on planes? Overall, sound but not exceptional." - Other Retailer's Reader Review
This book addressed the emotional needs that happen to us middle something aged women. It was amusing, comforting and helpful. I also read Taking Charge of the Change by Pamela Smith and found the 2 books together to be a winning combination." - Other Retailer's Reader Review
From the Back Cover:
Who put all those candles on my cake? What woman hasn't looked in the mirror and wondered at her reflection? Or gasped at how grown up her children look? Or puzzled at how her friends are aging prematurely? I'm Too Young to Be This Old shows you how to face your changing life with a spirit of fun and fearlessness. With plenty of humor, Poppy Smith leads you through both the lighter side of midlife and the deeper issues that concern you, including • changes in health and appearance • erratic emotions • wondering if the best of life is over • relationships with aging parents • and more I'm Too Young to Be This Old offers you the inspiration and insight you need to turn these middle years into the best years of your life!
About the Author:
Poppy Smith was born in England and grew up there and in Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Kenya. She is the author of three books, including Why Can't He Be More Like Me? A teaching leader with Bible Study Fellowship for several years, she now ministers extensively as a retreat and conference speaker both in the U.S. and around the world. She has a master's degree in spiritual formation and direction from George Fox Seminary.
|Author / Artist||Poppy Smith|
|Publisher||Harvest House (February 2013)|
|Number of Pages||176|
|Page last updated||16th April 2018|