In the UK, the elderly population is increasing and the suggestion we get from the media is that this is unremittingly negative. This book looks at a number of Scripture passages which remind older Christians that they still have enormous value and purpose, and will encourage their pastors to see that they remain a great resource. Old age brings with it the need for many adjustments but also many responsibilities and joys and so the purpose of this book is to point to where scripture provides both reassurance and encouragement for those in this 'third age' of life.
About the Author:
‘Jim’ Taylor was a Baptist minister who served in Helensburgh, Ayr and Stirling. In 1971, his address to mark his presidency of The Baptist Union of Scotland was entitled The Ministry or the Abolition of the Laity—an appeal for all members of Christian congregations to participate in ministry. He was president of the Scottish Baptist College for a decade from 1986, chairman of the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship Scottish committee, vice- chairman of the Strathcarron Hospice in its early years and chairman of the Longhorsley Convention in Northumberland.In retirement he kept active, working as a locum for two periods of time at Moffat Bible College in Kenya. He and his wife, Helen, developed a particular concern for other retired ministers and their spouses and formed the Retired Baptist Ministers’ Fellowship which continues to provide a valuable network of support and encouragement.