Item description for Growing Older And Wiser (Lifeguide Bible Studies) by Dale Larsen & Sandy Larsen...
Overview These nine studies offer a biblical perspective on aging and show how powerfully God can use those who have grown wiser with the years. (Biblical Studies)
Publishers Description You can't change the fact that you are getting older. And, indeed, you may not want to Age brings many gifts and opportunities for continued growth. In nine study sessions, Dale and Sandy Larsen help you discover the Bible's perspective on aging. You'll discover how God can effectively and powerfully use those who have grown wiser with the passing years. This LifeGuide Bible Study in IVP's revised format features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, as well as a new "Now or Later" section following each session to help you act on what you learn.
Citations And Professional Reviews Growing Older And Wiser (Lifeguide Bible Studies) by Dale Larsen & Sandy Larsen has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 28
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.14" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Aug 7, 2005
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
Series LifeGuide Bible Studies
ISBN 0830830448 ISBN13 9780830830442
Availability 60 units. Availability accurate as of Sep 28, 2016 01:09.
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More About Dale Larsen & Sandy Larsen
Dale Larsen is a writer living in Rochester, Minnesota. He and his wife, Sandy, have written more than thirty books and Bible studies together including Images of God and Images of Christ.
Dale Larsen currently resides in the state of Minnesota.
Dale Larsen has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Growing Older And Wiser (Lifeguide Bible Studies)?
Spans the Bible for studies of inter-generational wisdom Jan 25, 2010
I have found this little booklet very helpful in preparing a series of Sunday School discussions on the topic of wisdom. Most of the people in our class are retired, but not all. This booklet uses several examples from the Old Testament, and a few from the New Testament, to illustrate how Bible characters demonstrate both wisdom and folly.
Each lesson is a few pages, mostly of well formed study questions, to be sure you engage the passage - which is usually about 10 to 15 verses long. There are also good personal reflection and group discussion questions to help start the discussion and finish it with personal application. Spanning the Bible as it does helps keep things interesting from one lesson to the next. It will help if the leader has background with the entire Bible so they can set the story context in some detail as the scenes and centuries change from lesson to lesson. The booklet provides only minimal story background so experience as a Bible teacher is helpful, but not absolutely required, to lead from this booklet. There is a set of leader notes in the back and these are accessible to leader and other group members alike (same book for both). We did not use these much, but the few I have seen looked pretty good.
My favorite lesson is from 1Kings 12 where Rehoboam fails to listen to his elders and instead takes more reckless advise from his young peers. This choice based on pride and comfort is all too common in most everyone's experience and it usually leads to trouble as it did for Israel in Rehoboam's time. The booklet is good in choosing lesser studied passages such as this as well as better known ones from the life of Moses, Paul and others.
One theme emphasized is the need for the generations to glean wisdom from one another, young listening to old (of course) but also vice versa.
Our class has really enjoyed this booklet and having laid out so nicely helped class members prepare in advance for the weekly discussion. It's well worth the few dollars each copy cost us.