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People have come to expect sound advice from Johann Christoph Arnold, an award-winning author with over a million copies of his books in print in more than 20 languages. A noted speaker and writer on marriage, parenting, and end-of-life issues, Arnold is a senior pastor of the Bruderhof, a movement of Christian communities. With his wife, Verena, he has counseled thousands of individuals and families over the last forty years. His books include Why Forgive?, Rich in Years, Seeking Peace, Cries from the Heart, Be Not Afraid, and Why Children Matter. Arnold's message has been shaped by encounters with great peacemakers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, C sar Chavez, and John Paul II. Together with paralyzed police officer Steven McDonald, Arnold started the Breaking the Cycle program, working with students at hundreds of public high schools to promote reconciliation through forgiveness. This work has also brought him to conflict zones from Northern Ireland to Rwanda to the Middle East. Closer to home, he serves as chaplain for the local sheriff's department. Born in Britain in 1940 to German refugees, Arnold spent his boyhood years in South America, where his parents found asylum during the war; he immigrated to the United States in 1955. He and his wife have eight children, 42 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. They live in upstate New York. To learn more visit www.richinyears.com
Unassuming yet outstanding, this is the best book I know on
the godly ripeness that aging can bring in a Christian's life.
Elderly folk will find the warmth that it radiates wonderfully
invigorating.--J.I. Packer, professor of theology, Regent
In this book, Johann Christoph Arnold has once again offered us a translation of the meaning of God's love for us through all the days of our lives.--Cardinal Sean O Malley, Archbishop of Boston
"Rich In Years is a beautiful book full of personal narratives and illuminating facts, written by a man imbued with great human wisdom, deeply anchored in Jesus, and rich in years, having known and counseled many people in their journey through life. Not just old folks should read it, but everyone."--Jean Vanier, author, Becoming Human
On these pages are wonderful words of hope. Savor them. As I sing in a recent song, What we do now, you and me, will affect eternity - God's counting on me, God's counting on you.--Pete Seeger, musician