Baby Boomers and Beyond: Tapping the Ministry Talents and Passions of Adults Over Fifty. By Amy Hanson. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010). With the explosion of the older adult population, this important book explores the opportunities and challenges that this presents for the Christian community. Amy Hanson challenges us to let go of many old stereotypes regarding aging and embrace a new paradigm that sees older adults as active, healthy and capable of making significant contributions. The author shows church leaders how they can unleash the power of the baby boomer population to strengthen their congregations. Available from Amazon by clicking on the book.
Amy Hanson’s blog: amyhanson.org/blog/
Celebrating the Rest of Your Life: A Baby Boomer’s Guide to Spirituality, by David Yount, 2005. www.amazon.com
Finishing Well: The Adventure of Life Beyond Halftime by Bob Buford. Interviews with 60 remarkable people give insights into significance, life journeys and retirement planning. Available from Amazon by clicking on the book.
GPS: God’s Plan for Significance by Jerry and Shirley Rose. Designed for “boomers,” this is a road map for happiness, fulfillment and significance in retirement years. SigLiv Publishing. Dockery House Publishing, Inc., Dallas, TX. 2006.
It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over is a user’s guide to the second half of life, written by William E. Diehl and Judith Ruhe Diehl. This book is a helpful guide to an active, engaged, and spirited retirement. www.augsburgbooks.com
Living Our our Baptism includes workshop materials geared to discovering how we live out our baptism in the second half of life. All are available for download here
Looking at Life through My New Bifocals by Jerry Brecheisen. Wesleyan Publishing House, Indianapolis, IN. 2006. Focuses on God’s purpose for the second half of living.
Purpose and Power in Retirement, by Harold G. Koenig. Ideal resource for “boomers.”Published by Templeton Foundation Press, 2006.
Spiritual Marketplace: Baby-boomers and the Remaking of American Religion. Written by Wade Clark Roof, published by Princeton University.