List Price: $15.95 Details
Save: $1.46 (9%)
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime & FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges
  • Learn more about free returns.
FREE delivery Fri, Oct 14 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon
Or fastest delivery Oct 11 - 12

Want it faster? The Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
[{"displayPrice":"$14.49","priceAmount":14.49,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"14","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"49","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"mQYinyFGkX3DAXTgP%2FBtFL%2FHrLvnYad50mGnRLNoMFiDbhZ8h%2FDuL%2BJAolJCjPTwNDl%2Fs9SMfXhiPaFpAUfNbTt3zbNYtCZQGvzqWWmTGD0U%2BzCWNYxYv40paxn2l02Fvj6mLvsMpRM%3D","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"NEW"},{"displayPrice":"$12.58","priceAmount":12.58,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"12","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"58","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"i7lKxUc1udtrt9QiMhIIz8kJ941gLZovjCWHKO6QYGvbd77drx5pP7hv8O4QolqzsoYgwodun2F4DtPztAd%2BnVus2FZ2KBzZbYbWLNNuIesLBu7JXZFjztwOPjVlpMW5%2F7Kgpg14%2FuLIEy7ALVZT4xnvAikpKUQOb9dxE1fDp2i18NRwMpg7kw%3D%3D","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"USED"}]
$$14.49 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$14.49
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Return policy: Eligible for Return, Refund or Replacement within 30 days of receipt
This item can be returned in its original condition for a full refund or replacement within 30 days of receipt.
The Gift of Years: Growin... has been added to your Cart
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
FREE delivery Fri, Sep 30 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon. Order within 12 mins
Or fastest delivery Thu, Sep 29
Pre-owned: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Pre-owned: Acceptable
Comment: May have water damage or stains. May have weak binding or have damage to cover or pages. Former library copy.
Share <Embed>
Have one to sell?
Other Sellers on Amazon
Added
$11.32
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: ---SuperBookDeals
Sold by: ---SuperBookDeals
(488751 ratings)
85% positive over last 12 months
In stock.
Usually ships within 4 to 5 days.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$17.72
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: Book Depository US
Sold by: Book Depository US
(940142 ratings)
91% positive over last 12 months
In stock.
Usually ships within 4 to 5 days.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$18.72
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: GrandEagleRetail
Sold by: GrandEagleRetail
(4220 ratings)
88% positive over last 12 months
Only 3 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully Paperback – September 1, 2010

4.7 out of 5 stars 1,510 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback
$14.49
$11.32 $6.94

Enhance your purchase


Kindle Epic Summer Challenge. Unlock achievements, crush your reading list pantry

Frequently bought together

  • The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully
  • +
  • From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life
  • +
  • The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Some of these items ship sooner than the others.
Choose items to buy together.

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Chittister beautifully downplays regrets and accents the rewards of a mature life."  —Library Journal, starred review



"This collection of inspirational reflections . . . abounds in gentle insights and arresting aphorisms."  —Publishers Weekly



“We can all draw strength from Chittister’s essays on regret, nostalgia, and forgiveness. She reminds readers of all generations that aging doesn’t have to be a depressing series of losses.” —School Library Journal



"Perhaps you have to be in the second half of life to know how truthfully and helpfully Joan Chittister speaks. We live in a first-half-of-life culture, which makes this wisdom all the more necessary—and all the more wonderful."  —Richard Rohr, author, The Naked Now



"A prophetic voice that is desperately needed in our troubled time."  —Karen Armstrong, author, The Great Transformation



"It's the best book I have read on the subject of aging, a dazzling work radiant with gems of insight on every page. It will be my spiritual reading in the days ahead."  —Andrew Greeley, author,
The Great Mysteries

"Brims with insight, pluck, verve and courage. . . . It shows us both the joys and the challenges of growing older, and encourages us to discover the deep spiritual meaning that can come with older age."  —Helen Prejean, author,
Dead Man Walking

"An amazing compendium of wisdom not only for people facing aging or providing support, but for everyone who wants to live a spiritually centered and balanced life."  —Michael Lerner, editor,
Tikkun Magazine

About the Author

Joan Chittister is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision: A Resource and Research Center for Contemporary Spirituality. She is past president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Her books include The Friendship of Women, In the Heart of the Temple, and The Rule of Benedict. She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.


Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ BlueBridge; Fourth Printing edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 222 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1933346337
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1933346335
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.4 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 1,510 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Joan Chittister, OSB (1936- ) is a Benedictine Sister of Erie, PA. She is the author of over 50 books--and has won fourteen Catholic Press Association Awards for them. In September 2015 two books by Sister Joan were published, as well as her first biography. She authored: Two Dogs and a Parrot (BlueBridge) and In God's Holy Light (Franciscan Media). The biography is by Tom Roberts--Joan Chittister: Her Journey From Certainty to Faith (Orbis).

Last spring Random House published: Between the Dark and the Daylight and in the fall of 2014 Orbis Books released--Joan Chittister: The Essential Writings, which is a collection of the best from her many books, interviews and articles.

Sister Joan is an international speaker who inspires both her audiences and readers with her passion for justice, equality and peace, especially for women in both society and the church. She is a regular web columnist for the National Catholic Reporter (ncronline.org) and Huffington Post (Huffingtonpost.com). Her PhD is from Penn State University in Speech-Communication Theory, where her literary archives are now housed. An opening exhibit of her works will be on display there at the Paterno Library through December 2015. Her masters is from the University of Notre Dame. She serves as Executive Director of Benetvision, a research and resource center for contemporary spirituality. See the website joanchittister.org to follow her upcoming speaking engagements and latest news.

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5
1,510 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 20, 2022
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 19, 2022
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 11, 2022
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 26, 2022
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 10, 2022
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 24, 2022
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 18, 2022
20 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 16, 2013
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Deacon Cliff
4.0 out of 5 stars The Gift of Years
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on August 24, 2012
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Carol
5.0 out of 5 stars The Author has opened up for us a new perspective ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on March 21, 2015
Patricia Baxter
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on November 7, 2017
Douglas Beattie
1.0 out of 5 stars Pathway to the future
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on April 27, 2017
Tangerine
1.0 out of 5 stars No deep philosophy here
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on April 10, 2021