Finishing Our Course with Joy
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Finishing Our Course with Joy: Guidance from God for Engaging with Our Aging
by J. I. Packer
Thinning hair, failing eyesight, and arthritic hands reveal an inescapable truth: we’re
only getting older.
But that doesn’t mean we should simply sit back and take it easy. In Finishing Our
Course with Joy
, renowned theologian and author J. I. Packer challenges us to embrace old
age as an opportunity for continued learning, careful planning, and heartfelt discipleship.
Packer’s pastoral words and personal stories encourage us to press on toward the upward
call of God with endurance and grace—that we might continue to glorify God in our aging
and finish our lives with joy.
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January 31, 2014
Meet the Author
J. I. Packer
(DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of
Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books,
including the classic best seller Knowing God
. Packer served as general editor for the
English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.
Table of Contents
1. We Grow Old
2. Soul and Body
3. Keeping Going
4. We Look Forward