Discovering the Spiritual Graces of Later Life
I haven’t finished with my life, and neither has God.
As we see fewer years ahead than behind, it can be easy to question our value or what we have left to contribute to our communities. How can we continue to give back and live with purpose in our later years? Barbara Lee is living this reality every day, and in this book she describes the intersection of aging with the timelessness of Ignatian spirituality.
God Isn’t Finished with Me Yet shows readers how God meets us with unexpected grace. In five succinct chapters, Lee shows how Ignatian prayer and discernment offer those in later life a path to discovering previously unknown vocations and new ways of living and being of service.
You’re still living your life, and God is still revealing His grace.
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Loyola Press (March 1, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 0.4 x 6.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
About the Author
Barbara Lee is a spiritual director and a retired lawyer. While serving as a member of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, an organization of retired people who do volunteer service among the poor in the context of Ignatian spirituality, she felt called to share her experience as a “contemplative in action.” In her mid-70s, she enrolled in the Creighton University Graduate School of Theology to qualify as a spiritual director—and was proud of being the oldest student in the program. God Isn’t Finished With Me Yet: A Guide to Discovering the Spiritual Graces of Later Life, her first book, explores Ignatian spirituality for the aging—with no age limit, since we are all aging from the day we’re born.
Barbara does one-on-one spiritual direction and retreats. She lives in New York City in an apartment full of books and enjoys opera, baseball, cats, and all things Italian—not necessarily in that order. She dislikes television, brussels sprouts, and stand-up cocktail parties. She firmly believes that age is a number, not an identifier.