Rich in Years: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Long Life

Johann Christoph Arnold (Author) Sean O'Malley (Foreword by)


Johann Christoph Arnold, admired by such prominent spiritual and inspirational leaders as Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Cardinal Dolan, Pete Seeger, and many more, offers answers to the question: Why shouldn't growing older be rewarding?

Arnold, whose books have helped over a million readers through life's challenges, shows us the spiritual riches that age has to offer. Now in his seventies, Arnold finds himself personally facing the challenges of aging with grace.

With a foreword by Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Rich in Years covers the significant topics facing the aging, the elderly, and their family and caregivers: accepting changes, combatting loneliness, and continuing on with purpose and hope. Going beyond mere inspiration, Arnold does not shy away from such difficult topics as coping with dementia, the prospect of dying, and enduring with dignity. Through faith and a true spirituality, he says, we can find acceptance and serenity.

Johann Christoph Arnold knows, from decades of pastoral experience, what older people and their caregivers can do to make the most of the journey of aging. In this book, he shares stories of people who, in growing older, have found both peace and purpose. Praising Rich in Years, Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, writes, In simple language, Arnold gives hope-filled insights into the trials of aging for people of all ages. Pastor Arnold's book challenges those rich in years to also remain rich in faith.

Product Details

Price: $12.00  $11.04
Publisher: Plough Publishing House
Published Date: May 25, 2014
Pages: 183
Dimensions: 5.4 X 0.6 X 7.4 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780874868975

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About the Author

Muchas personas han encontrado valiosos consejos de parte de Johann Christoph Arnold, galardonado autor con más de un millón de ejemplares de libros impresos, en más de 20 idiomas.

Destacado conferencista y escritor sobre matrimonio, crianza de los hijos, educación y senectud, Arnold es pastor principal del Bruderhof, movimiento de comunidades cristianas. Junto con su esposa Verena ha aconsejado a miles de personas y familias durante más de 40 años.

El mensaje de Arnold ha tomado forma a partir de encuentros con grandes pacificadores como Martin Luther King Jr., la Madre Teresa, Dorothy Day, César Chávez y Juan Pablo II. Junto con Steven McDonald, un oficial de policía paralítico, Arnold comenzó el programa Breaking the Cycle (Rompiendo el ciclo), trabajando con estudiantes en cientos de escuelas públicas preparatorias para promover la reconciliación a través del perdón. Este trabajo también lo ha llevado a zonas de conflicto, desde Irlanda del Norte y Ruanda hasta el Oriente Medio. Muy cerca de su casa, sirve como capellán en el departamento de policía local.

Arnold nació en Gran Bretaña en 1940, hijo de refugiados alemanes, pasó sus años de infancia en América del Sur, donde sus padres encontraron asilo durante la guerra; y emigró a Estados Unidos en 1955. Él y su esposa tienen ocho hijos, 44 nietos y un bisnieto. Todos viven en la zona norte del estado de Nueva York.


Unassuming yet outstanding, this is the best book I know on the godly ripeness that aging can bring in a Christian's life. Elderly folk will find the warmth that it radiates wonderfully invigorating.--J.I. Packer, professor of theology, Regent College
In this book, Johann Christoph Arnold has once again offered us a translation of the meaning of God's love for us through all the days of our lives.--Cardinal Sean O Malley, Archbishop of Boston
"Rich In Years is a beautiful book full of personal narratives and illuminating facts, written by a man imbued with great human wisdom, deeply anchored in Jesus, and rich in years, having known and counseled many people in their journey through life. Not just old folks should read it, but everyone."--Jean Vanier, author, Becoming Human
On these pages are wonderful words of hope. Savor them. As I sing in a recent song, What we do now, you and me, will affect eternity - God's counting on me, God's counting on you.--Pete Seeger, musician