Summary: The ability of the first edition of Border Crossing to combine lively autobiography with commentary helped it became a classic resource on agingand 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 Wiebes 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
"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
"Baby Boomers, dont kid
yourself. Youre not too young for this book.
Im one of you, and I wasnt."
"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."
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 Storekeepers 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
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