Growing Older, Growing Wiser


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Growing Older, Growing Wiser



Karen Y. Davis



5.5″ x 8.5″


Learn what the Bible says about the challenges and pitfalls of growing older. Discover God’s purposes in the aging process and the unique opportunities that are available for believers in their later years.

“There are about 3,000 people

mentioned by name in the Bible.

Of those 3,000, we only have enough

information to evaluate the lives of

about 100 of them. Of those 100,

only about one-third of them

finished well. Of those who

failed, most failed in the last

half of their lives.”

Howard Hendricks


For the past 25 years, Karen Y. Davis has been teaching women’s Bible studies and speaking at conferences and retreats. She has written inductive studies for most of the books of the Bible. She has also written for Christian periodicals and for an educational division of the CBS network. She is the wife of a college professor, and a loving mother and grandmother.

Here’s What People Are Saying!

“Just had to let you know that I did a series of lessons from your wonderful book for my Sunday School class. What a response the lessons got! Many expressed how the book made them re-evaluate their walk with the Lord and how they want to spend the rest of their lives. Your discussion questions brought out various opinions. It was a great series and everyone really enjoyed it and said it was needed.”

– Carol Hudson

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

I’m enjoying Growing Older, Growing Wiser! The print size is perfect . . . I don’t need glasses to read it. I truly appreciate the personal applications as well as theinteresting Bible characters to think about in relation to aging.”

– Rhonda Kember

Morgan Hill, California

“Karen, we do so much appreciate your new book! You’ve hit some issues that need addressing among the saints. We’ll be ordering several more copies to pass along to others who need to read such encouraging things.”

– Bill Gustafson

Waynesboro, Georgia



Part One—The Aging Process

Chapter 1  Good News / Bad News 15

Chapter 2  The Purpose of the Aging Process 21

Chapter 3  Some People in the Bible and How They Aged 27

Chapter 4  What Is Happening to My Body? 37

Part Two—Aging Role Models—Good and Bad

Chapter 5  Making Hard Choices: Paul, Abraham, Moses 49

Chapter 6  Overcoming Obstacles: Joseph, Sarah, Daniel 57

Chapter 7  Praying Always: Samuel and Anna 65

Chapter 8  Snared by Worldliness: Noah and Demas 71

Chapter 9  Snared by Sex: David and Solomon 81

Chapter 10  Pride Goes Before a Fall: Miriam and Uzziah 93

Chapter 11  Rejecting Wise Counsel: Joash and Amaziah 101

Part Three—Dangers to Watch and Choices to Make

Chapter 12  Taking It a Bit Too Easy 113

Chapter 13  Living for Pleasure 123

Chapter 14  “The Cup Is Half Empty” Syndrome 131

Chapter 15  Breakdown in Relationships 139

Chapter 16  Botox and Facelift Choices 149

Chapter 17  Walking with the Lord 157

Chapter 18  Maintaining Accountability 165

Chapter 19  Setting Specific Goals 171

Chapter 20  Choosing and Evaluating Activities 179

Part Four—Drawing on God’s Grace

Chapter 21  Dealing with Loss, Healing, and Disease 189

Chapter 22  “When My Trophies at Last I Lay Down” 199

Weight 297 g
Dimensions 21.2 × 14 × 1.5 cm