"I Don't Know What Old
But Old Is Older Than Me"
© 1992 Sherwood Eliot Wirt
Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee All Rights Reserved
Used by permission of the author
1. Aged Religious life. 2. Aging Religious aspects
BV4580.W53 ~~ 248.8 ~~ LCCN 91-41811 ~~ OCLC: 24792381 ~~ 205p.
I Don't Know What Old Is is presently held by 57 libraries including Bethel Seminary and the Mead Public Library in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Table of Contents
From the Jacket of the Book
Welcome to the Honorable Society of Ancients xiii
Chapter 1: Vision 1
Chapter 2: Calling 11
Chapter 3: Freedom 20
Chapter 4: Reality 29
Chapter 5: Time 38
Chapter 6: Prayer 49
Chapter 7: Wisdom 61
Chapter 8: Memories 74
Chapter 9: Friends 81
Chapter 10: Contentment 92
Chapter 11: Love 102
Chapter 12: Sex 114
Chapter 13: Enjoyment 126
Chapter 14: Ministry 138
Chapter 15: Reading 152
Chapter 16: Travel 166
Chapter 17: Heaven 181
Notes (See each chapter) 193
From the Jacket of the Book
Sherwood Eliot Wirt is not spending his time sitting on the porch in a rocking chair, and he encourages you not to as well! In this inspiring and feisty preview of the "golden years," Wirt illustrates that growing older means reaching the best part of life. He stresses that we are not meant to fade away into a dim old age, but we were created to capture a dynamic and fulfilling vision for an exciting life.
You will laugh, think, and want to stand up and cheer as Wirt challenges the myths of old age in this manifesto for modern maturity. I Don't Know What Old Is, But Old Is Older Than Me encourages us all to take another look at what it means to move into your sixties and beyond.
Sherwood Wirt, editor emeritus of Decision Magazine, author, world traveler, and mountain climber, recently celebrated his eightieth birthday. He is an active visionary who enjoys life and all it has to offer.
Founder of the San Diego County Christian Writers' Guild, Wirt is the author of twenty-four books; winner of the George Washington medal, Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge; former president, Evangelical Press Association and San Diego Gilbert & Sullivan Society.
"Don't lay us out in lavender yet; we are just as much alive and (in our way) vigorous as anybody. We are not 'old folks'; we are simply folks who are older." An active visionary offers personal insight on.....
Love: "Regardless of how long one has been drawing Social Security, one can enjoy the thrills of attraction, fascination, affection, and all the rest of it."
Vision: "The number one problem with us older people, as I see it, is a lack of vision. A well-worn saying has it that we are immortal till our work is done. I would supplement that statement by saying that we are immortal till the vision fades."
Contentment: "When we have learned to be satisfied with what we have and are settled down to the enjoyment of it, growing old can be a serene experience. Contentment becomes a glorious feeling, really. We take pleasure in the butterflies and hummingbirds with a new delight."
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