Throughout Scripture, believers receive instruction and encouragement to live for God’s glory. What does such a walk look like at the finish line of our lives? Truth For Life recommends the following books for those looking to gain a biblical perspective on aging well, seasons of caregiving, and finding peace amidst trials and grieving. This selection covers a range of Christ-centered resources on these subjects and more, including titles suitable for personal devotion or instructional group study, several short but meaningful booklets, and some powerful Puritan classics. May we be found always rejoicing in Him and faithful at the finish!
Living Life Backward: How Ecclesiastes Teaches Us to Live in Light of the End
A Good Old Age
How to Finish the Christian Life: Following Jesus in the Second Half
Finishing Our Course with Joy: A Guide from God on Engaging with Our Aging
Rethinking Retirement: Finishing Life for the Glory of Christ
Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering
Too often the Christian attitude toward suffering is characterized by a detached academic appeal to God's sovereignty, as if suffering were a game or…(more)
Too often the Christian attitude toward suffering is characterized by a detached academic appeal to God's sovereignty, as if suffering were a game or a math problem. Or maybe we expect that since God is good, everything will just work out all right somehow. But where then is honest lament? Aren't we shortchanging believers of the riches of the Christian teaching about suffering?
In Embodied Hope Kelly Kapic invites us to consider the example of our Lord Jesus. Only because Jesus has taken on our embodied existence, suffered alongside us, died, and been raised again can we find any hope from the depths of our own dark valleys of pain. As we look to Jesus, we are invited to participate not only in his sufferings, but also in the church, which calls us out of isolation and into the encouragement and consolation of the communal life of Christ.
Drawing on his own family's experience with prolonged physical pain, Kapic reshapes our understanding of suffering into the image of Jesus, and brings us to a renewed understanding of—and participation in—our embodied hope.
Departing in Peace: Biblical Decision-Making at the End of Life
The Caregiving Season: Finding Grace to Honor Your Aging Parents
Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Caregivers
My God Is True!: Lessons Learned along Cancer’s Dark Road
Loving Your Friend through Cancer: Moving beyond “I’m Sorry” to Meaningful Support
Keeping Love Alive as Memory Fades: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey
Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia
Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope
I Shall Not Die, but Live: Facing Death with Gospel Hope
If I Should Die before I Wake: What’s beyond This Life
Heaven on Earth: What the Bible Teaches about Life to Come
Heaven: A World of Love
What You WON'T Find in Heaven: A Surprising Source of Hope
Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care
Modern medical advances save countless lives. But for all their merits, sophisticated technologies have created a daunting new challenge, namely a…(more)
Modern medical advances save countless lives. But for all their merits, sophisticated technologies have created a daunting new challenge, namely a blurring of the expanse between life and death. The dying process is often hidden behind a complex web of medical terminology, statistics, and ethical decisions, making it difficult for patients and loved ones to know how to approach the end of life in a dignity-affirming, God-honoring, faith-filled way.
This book offers a distinctly Christian guide to end-of-life care. It equips you by explaining common medical jargon, exploring biblical principles that connect to common medical situations, and offering guidance for making critical decisions. In these pages, you will find the medical knowledge and scriptural wisdom you need to navigate this painful and confusing process with clarity, peace, and discernment.
Grief Undone: A Journey with God and Cancer
A Grief Sanctified: Through Sorrow to Eternal Hope (Including Richard Baxter's Timeless Memoir of His Wife's Life and Death)
Grief: Learning to Live with Loss
A Grief Observed
A classic work on grief, A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis’s honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss.…(more)
A classic work on grief, A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis’s honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. Written after his wife’s tragic death as a way of surviving the “mad midnight moments,” A Grief Observed an unflinchingly truthful account of how loss can lead even a stalwart believer to lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and the inspirational tale of how he can possibly regain his bearings.
Grief: Walking with Jesus
Are those who have faith in God’s goodness supposed to grieve? Bob Kellemen reminds us that the Bible is both painfully honest and eternally…(more)
Are those who have faith in God’s goodness supposed to grieve? Bob Kellemen reminds us that the Bible is both painfully honest and eternally encouraging about our hurts—assuring us that it is normal to hurt but also possible to hope. This devotional offers suggested resources and reflection questions to help you to apply gospel truth, day by day, to your grief. Be honest with your grief and give voice to it—then see how you can find comfort and even bring comfort to others.
In the 31-Day Devotionals for Life series, biblical counselors and Bible teachers guide you through Scripture passages that speak to specific situations or struggles, helping you to apply God’s Word to your life in practical ways day after day.