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Border Crossing
A Spiritual Journey (revised edition)

Katie Funk Wiebe

Foreword by Elbert Cole

Summary: The ability of the first edition of Border Crossing to combine lively autobiography with commentary helped it became a classic resource on aging—and winner of a Silver Angel honorable mention. Now this second edition, published under the DreamSeeker Books imprint of Pandora Press U.S. (the original name of Cascadia Publishing House) provides a new foreword and preface, revised original chapters, and two new and poignant ones telling of Wiebe’s journey through the death of her daughter and of recent reflections on and experiences of being "old."

Comment: "As one who has crossed the border of retirement, I find Wiebe's book is a real gift. She helps all of us in our later years to realize deep water and drowning are not the same thing and that we can face these new depths with courage and hope. Her creed for older adults needs to be read (and practiced) by all of us who have crossed the border."
Richard L. Morgan is Author of No Wrinkles on the Soul and Remembering Your Story, as well as Editor of AGEnda for the Presbyterian Church

"Wiebe explores the complex ties between aging, culture, faith, and practice with perceptive language and an uncommon respect for all that is human. This gentle and compassionate work is undergirded by erudition, humor, and inordinate awe for the God she serves. As is true for the best memoirs, readers will come away hearing Wiebe but also hearing themselves."
—Jerry VanSpronsen, Disability Advocate and Professor

"Baby Boomers, don’t kid yourself. You’re not too young for this book. I’m one of you, and I wasn’t."
—Wally Kroeker, editor, Marketplace magazine

"Drawing on her own experiences and a wide range of other resources, she has designed a map for the journey of life.—one useful to anyone between the ages of 16 and 100."
—Daniel Hertzler is author of the memoir, A Little Left of Center

Market: All readers drawn to a vision of how more of us can celebrate the joy of “galloping, naked, in the night.”

Shelving: Autobiography; Aging; Inspiration. BISAC: Autobiography; Religion. RTM: 170 Autobiography; 690 Religion/Ethics

Excerpt: Follow this link to read a portion of chapter 3, "Galloping, Naked, in the Night," excerpted in DreamSeeker Magazine.

The Author: Katie Funk Wiebe, Wichita, Kansas, is a writer, storyteller, and speaker with a keen interest in her own aging and being a cheerleader for the older adult. She has written or edited nearly twenty books, including The Storekeeper’s Daughter; Bridging the Generations; Bless Me Too, My Father; Life After Fifty; and Prayers of an Omega. A frequent leader of workshops on aging, Wiebe has herself spent a decade living out her transition from full time employment to self-initiated activities

Publisher: Pandora Press U.S. (the original name of Cascadia Publishing House)
Imprint: DreamSeeker Books
Copublisher: Herald Press, Scottdale, PA
Tentative Publication date: January 31, 2003
Pages: 212
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 trade paper
Tentative Prices: $14.95 US, $22.95 Can.
ISBN: 1-931038-08-2

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Copyright 2003 by Cascadia Publishing House (the new name of Pandora Press U.S.)