Item description for Wising Up: Ritual Resources for Women of Faith in Their Journey of Aging by Kathy Black & Heather Elkins...
Overview Wising Up provides rituals and guidance for aging women (mainly 65 and older) to help them make the often difficult transitions wisely and in the context of their faith communities. Instead of focusing exclusively on such time-worn thresholds as menopause, marriage and divorce, and dying, the book includes affirming rituals on coming to terms with: the changes in one's body (losing parts such as breasts or living with cancer) learning to live with and depend upon devices (a walker or hearing aid) giving up a driver's license deciding about one's household contents being orphaned Guides are also offered for how to create one's own rituals. Plus the book contains short stories, hymns, prayers, quotations, works of art, and poetry women can turn to as yet another tool to help them through the aging process.
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Studio: Pilgrim Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.8" Width: 6.8" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2005
Publisher Pilgrim Press
ISBN 0829816844 ISBN13 9780829816846
Availability 0 units.
More About Kathy Black & Heather Elkins
(2001) Kathy Black is Professor of Homiletics & Liturgics, the School of Theology at Claremont, and an ordained United Methodist minister. She has extensive experience in various fields of disability: she worked as chaplain at Gallaudet University (an outstanding college for the hearing impaired); she pastored two churches for deaf persons; and she taught Deaf Ministry classes and Ministry With Persons With Disabilities at Wesley Theological Seminary, Pacific School of Religion, and the School of Theology at Claremont.
Kathy Black currently resides in Claremont, in the state of California. Kathy Black was born in 1956.
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Wising Up Ritual resources for women of faith in their journey of aging Aug 13, 2006
At last, a book to make the definite changes in a woman's life effective with a "ritual," and easier to accept. So many begin to need a walker to aid in walking, and are reluntant to have it. I particulary appreciate a "ritual" for that occasion and other changes in a woman's life.