…A Lot on My Mind, Lord , personal conversations with God, by Karl Lutze, Retired Executive Director of the Lutheran Human Relations Association, Associate Professor of Theology, former parish pastor and former Executive Director of ALOA. Cost: $18, plus $5 for shipping. Order from Orchard House, Box 469 , Valparaiso , IN.
Hope-Full Living, Daily Devotions for Christian Seniors, Dr. Rich Bimler, honorary editor. Authors from all walks of Christian life, many who are older adults, share a bit of their faith stories and insights into what it means to be grace-filled people as we age. Quarterly publication of Creative Communications for the Parish. www.hopefulldevotions.com
Devotions for the Chronologically Gifted, edited by Les Bayer, Concordia Publishing, 1999.
Fire in the Soul: A Prayer Book for the Later Years, by Richard L. Morgan. Classical and personal prayers for accepting aging, discerning meaning, facing loss and death, suffering, etc. $12. www.upperroom.org/bookstore
From Grim to Green Pastures: Meditations for the Sick and Their Caregivers, by Richard L. Morgan. Also useful for chaplains and visitation clergy. $10. www.upperroom.org/bookstore
The Gift of Years by Joan Chittister. Thought-provoking meditations on “growing old gracefully.” 2008. www.bluebridgebooks.com
Hope and Healing A Bible study for people with long term illness. Order from Faith Lutheran Church, 314-846-8612, or download from www.faithlutheranstl.org
I Never Found That Rocking Chair, by Richard L. Morgan. Meditations focused on the emotional and spiritual aspects of retirement. $12. www.upperroom.org/bookstore
No Wrinkles on the Soul: A Book of Readings for Older Adults, by Richard Morgan. 60 inspiring devotions for the varied lifestyles of older adults. $12. www.upperroom.org/bookstore
Prayers for the Later Years, by Malcolm Boyd, Augsburg Fortress, 2002.
Psalms for Life by John Eaton. A meditation on each of the 150 Psalms. Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, KY. 2006.
Psalms through the Year by Marshall D. Johnson. Comfort, hope and direction from daily reading and reflecting. Augsburg Books, Minneapolis, MN. www.augsburgfortress.org
Rediscovering the Lord’s Prayer, by Art Simon. Augsburg Books, 2002.
Strength for the Day. Monthly magazine for inspiration and strength during adversity. Concordia Publishing. $6-12 for bulk quantities; $15/year for subscription. Contact: 1-800-325-3040 or www.cph.org
We Need to Talk, Lord by Karl E. Lutze. 2009. Orchard Press, 4 Old Orchard Lane, Valparaiso, IN 46383. $20
With Faces to the Evening Sun: Faith Stories from the Nursing Home by Richard L. Morgan. Meditations for people in nursing homes and their families. $12. www.upperroom.org/bookstore
10 Gospel Promises for Later Life, by Jane Marie Thibault. Upper Room Books. www.upperroom.org/bookstore
365 Meditations for Grandmothers by Grandmothers, edited by Sally D. Sharpe. Personal stories, Biblical insights and words of encouragement for the joys and challenges of grandparenting. Dimensions of Living, Nashville, TN. 2006.
Pastor David L. Miller, Cornelsen Director of Spiritual Formation and Dean of the Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology, blogs a Scripture passage and a prayer each weekday at www.prayingthemystery.globspot.com