The Life to Come
by Steven M. Tipton
Rekindle your love of life. Find your true calling, maybe for the first time.
What must we do to make our dreams come true? What can we do together to keep the promise of the American Dream? What should we do when so many of us have saved so little? Retirement not only offers a time to rest from our labors and relax with family and friends—to travel, play, and have fun—but it beckons us to find our true calling in action, peace of mind in reflection, the spirit moving in the moment of each day, and the grace of God in prayer and love of neighbor.
The Life to Come: Re-Creating Retirement is sure to engage anyone who reads it… see how carefully Tipton avoids the impersonal and cliché versions of advice-giving. Whoever reads this book will be introduced or reintroduced to experts, whose work bears on reflecting on “the life to come,” including how to address and master many of the arts of living in retirement…This book is not about the “care of the very aged,” but about facing and growing into retirement…I picture that readers will be better prepared for waking up to tomorrow, which means “living that life worth living.” —from the foreword by Martin E. Marty
In this book Steven Tipton confronts a stubborn but perennial human dilemma with rigor and clarity. Eloquent and engaging. —Harvey Cox, author of The Secular City and The Market as God
Steven M. Tipton is C.H. Candler Professor Emeritus of Sociology of Religion and Senior Research Fellow at Emory University, Candler School of Theology. A 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, he is the author of Getting Saved from the Sixties: The Transformation of Moral Meaning in American Culture and Public Pulpits: Methodists and Mainline Churches in the Moral Argument of Public Life, and coauthor of Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life and The Good Society.
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