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A Happy Old Age (Oxenden)

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This excellent book is a practical, sound, Reformed handbook for the elderly. In fourteen short chapters, Oxenden provides simple, heartfelt, spiritual advice on important issues and topics, such as the duties, temptations, trials, and joys of old age. The author’s aim is to lead his readers to true happiness in the Lord Jesus Christ, and to show how to live actively and fruitfully in Christian service in the final years of one's life. It is highly recommended for all ages, but especially for the elderly. In twelve short chapters, this book provides simple, heartfelt spiritual advice on important issues and topics that are particular to those in their latter years.

Table of Contents:

1. Life's Journey

2. The Days That Are Past

3. The Duties of Old Age

4. The Temptations of Old Age

5. The Trials of Old Age

6. The Joys of Old Age

7. The Aged Chrisitan and His Bible

8. The Aged Christian in the House of God

9. The Aged Christian in His Closet

10. The Aged Christian Ready for His Departure

11. The Aged Christian in Death

12. The Aged Christian in Heaven

Hymns for the Aged


Ashton Oxenden (1808-1892) was an English clergyman who served as Anglican Bishop of Montreal and Metropolitan of Canada for ten years. Like his contemporary and fellow bishop, J. C. Ryle, Oxenden was an evangelical Calvinist and a clear and prolific writer, author of more than forty books.