Valuing Age:Pastoral Ministry with Older People just published!

Valuing Age:Pastoral Ministry with Older People just published!


This book is desperately needed. James Woodward’s study is masterful,informed, compassionate, theologically articulate and pastorally compelling.
We will all grow older; we should allread this book. It is a compelling visionof a Church in which older people really are valued and served.’

The Very Revd Ian Markham PhD,
Dean and President of VirginiaTheological Seminary
‘This scholarly and accessible book isborn out of the experience of apriest/pastoral theologian working in acommunity of older people. “Befriendthe elder stranger within ourselves” reflects exactly the point of view in thisbook, which criticizes ageism as a systematic and societal exclusion of older adults. This book is a must read not only for those working with seniors, but for all of us to better understand the
third stage of life.’

The Revd Professor Abigail Rian Evans,
Princeton Theological Seminary,
Princeton, NJ
‘James Woodward has spent the lastten years lecturing, writing and bringing to the fore the needs of older people. This book is a profound challengeto both Church and society. How do werespond to an older population? Howdoes the Church think about outreach mission and evangelization amongstolder people? This book is a wake-upcall that we must all take seriously.’

The Rt Revd David Urquhart,
Bishop of Birmingham, UK

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