Author Diane Doering, a licensed minister, missionary and co-director of an international non-profit, focuses on the thoughts, feelings and circumstances of the elderly in this new release. The stories and devotions in Finding Life in the Last Season encourage understanding and empathy with those who are entering the final chapter of their lives and also provide comfort and hope to those who find themselves in their “last season.”
In Finding Life in the Last Season, published by Dog Ear Publishing, Doering addresses the pain and loss of end-of-life issues in a straightforward way. Drawing on her experience as an outreach minister in care facilities for the aged, sick and dying, Doering writes about a myriad of human situations: the bond of aging sisters who are very different from one another, a wife’s heartache as she cares for her husband with dementia, and the quiet, contemplative scene as a daughter looks in on her elderly parents preparing to move to a nursing home. There are also devotions and ruminations that include passages of scripture and directly address our spiritual and emotional needs as we grow older.
Doering believes that God’s word is clear in the esteem he places on the elderly. In writing this book, she desires to give hope and encouragement to those who are approaching the end of their lives. As the youngest of the baby boomers turn 50, more people of this generation are taking on the role of care giver to aging parents. Not only will Finding Life in the Last Season be a comfort to Senior Citizens, but also to anyone who spends time with the elderly, whether socially, familiarly or in a care giving capacity.
Finding Life in the Last Season
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-075-7 172 pages $14.95 US