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I'm Too Young to Be This Old Paperback – February 1, 2013
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“Poppy Smith offers biblical counsel and practical suggestions to women navigating the years beyond midlife. Her approach to aging brings a smile to my face and hope to my heart. A must-read for any woman who looks in the mirror and wonders who the stranger is returning her gaze.”
―Grace Fox, international speaker and author of Moving from Fear to Freedom: A Woman’s Guide to Peace in Every Situation
"I'm Too Young to Be This Old is fantastic! With her sparkling sense of humor, Poppy shows women how to face their mid-life years with courage and confidence. I will be recommending it to all my friends who are in their forties and fifties!"
―Becky Harling, international speaker and author, Freedom From Performing: Grace in An Applause Driven World
"I needed to read this book! Every point Poppy writes about is right on; from physical ailments and changes to relationship changes. I just love her wit and humor while at the same time she had the inept ability to write about the reality of our lives in this strange and uncharted waters of aging. I highly recommend this book to anyone approaching middle age. They will not be disappointed!”
―Lane Jordan, Lane Jordan Ministries
From the Back Cover
Who put all those candles on my cake? What woman hasn't looked in the mirror and wondered at her reflection? Or gasped at how grown up her children look? Or puzzled at how her friends are aging prematurely? I'm Too Young to Be This Old shows you how to face your changing life with a spirit of fun and fearlessness. With plenty of humor, Poppy Smith leads you through both the lighter side of midlife and the deeper issues that concern you, including •changes in health and appearance •erratic emotions •wondering if the best of life is over •relationships with aging parents •and more I'm Too Young to Be This Old offers you the inspiration and insight you need to turn these middle years into the best years of your life! --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Top customer reviews
As with any good self-help book, each chapter finishes with a series of questions. Readers will no doubt benefit from looking up the related Bible verses and answering the questions honestly. But many readers, myself included, are still in denial regarding the possibility of aging, so happily disregard these opportunities for personal reflection.
There is a lot of useful information, including a potentially useful list of the symptoms of menopause, along with a suggestion that a woman suffering these symptoms should consult their doctor, as many symptoms can be managed and aren't simply an inevitable sign of aging that can't be helped.
While I'm Too Young to Be This Old is a good book for Christian women in this empty-nester age group, it is a reprint of the book originally published in 1997. It has been revised and updated, so it now suggests maintaining relationships with distant grandchildren via Skype. However, other areas could have benefited from more revision. For example, the humorous discussion about cosmetic surgery completely ignores Botox. She also mentions the smoking section of an airplane. Was it that recently that people could smoke on planes? Overall, sound but not exceptional.
Thanks to Harvest House and Netgalley for providing a free ebook for review.
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
Poppy has sound advice and uses many illustrations. At the end of each chapter, the questions for reflection would make a great coffee date with a spouse or friend to prompt meaningful conversations.