Though Scripture teaches that honor comes with age, today’s culture marginalizes growing older as burdensome and hopeless. Older women often feel like an encumbrance rather than a blessing to their friends and family. In their book published by Crossway, Sharon Betters and Susan Hunt give a biblical response to these anti-aging sentiments, sharing present-day and biblical accounts of women who rediscovered joy in later life, rooted in a gospel big enough, good enough, and powerful enough to make every season of life significant and glorious.
This Leader’s Guide suggests various ways to use Aging with Grace as a group study, supplying a lesson plan and handout for each chapter, ideas for building community, suggestions for an intergenerational study, and access to additional resources.
Sharon Betters is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, pastor’s wife, and cofounder of MARKINC Ministries, where she is the director of resource development. Sharon is the author of several books, including Treasures of Encouragement and Treasures in the Darkness, and is the writer of the Daily Treasure, an online devotional.
Susan Hunt is a mother, a grandmother, and former director of women’s ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America. Hunt has written more than twenty books, including Spiritual Mothering.