A Time to Care Paperback
Loving your elderly parents
by Emily Ackerman;
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A Time to Care
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Emily Ackerman looks at practical and emotional issues like finding time, coping with pressure, the sandwich generation, cutting apron-strings, memory loss and caring from a distance. Underpinning it all is helpful advice from the Bible, for isnt it God who calls us to honour and care for our parents?
The author shares generously and sometimes humorously from her own experience, acting as a wise, sure-footed and sensitive guide. This book will be useful to all who care for elderly relatives.
You are not alone!
A Time to Care by Emily Ackerman was published by Inter-Varsity Press in September 2010 and is our 15284th best seller. The ISBN for A Time to Care is 9781844744879.
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A Time to CareJackie Scott, via The Good Book Stall
Regardless of who we are, we all have parents and they will at some stage face their lives shrinking as they get older and possibly suffering from ill health. At what point do we become more involved in their lives, taking on the caring role for them that they will be needing in the last few years of their life?
Emily Ackerman is a doctor who has seen the caring from both perspectives – looking after her own aging parents and then becoming a parent in need of care herself due to physical ill-health. This is no dry list of what we should and shouldn’t do as Christians for our parents when they become frail. It is inherently a practical book dealing with most aspects of an aging parent’s life and current health problems. She strives to encourage us not to feel guilty that we can’t be in several places at the same time, with our own work and family commitments and then on top with a parent or two that we have chosen to care for.
She deals practically with some of the issues facing carers, and also looks spiritually at how we can best honour our parents when they have become less independent and the parent/child relationship appears to have become reversed. What makes this a very authentic book is that the author is coming from a place of ‘really knowing’ what it’s like to be in the carer’s position and to then have had the roles reversed, and she has been able to consider and learn from her own situation, writing with compassion and depth.
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'A liberating and personal guide to facing one of life's big challenges.' - Ruth Coffey
'Relevant, realistic, faithful to the Bible and hugely practical.' - Peter Hicks
'One of the most touching and challenging books I have read in the last three years ... I warmly recommend this book as an excellent example of how we can sanctify every situation in life.' - Pablo Martinez
'A timely and warmly-written book about the emotional, practical and spiritual aspects of caring for parents ... A must-read for Christians with elderly parents.' - Louise Morse
'Honest, down-to-earth, spiritually sensitive, encouraging and realistic.' - John Wyatt
Details for A Time to Care
|Author / Artist||Emily Ackerman|
|Publisher||Inter-Varsity Press (September 2010)|
|Number of Pages||192|
|Page last updated||17th October 2014|