The Magic and Mystery of More Days
by Becky Blue
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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 01 Mar 2023
Amplify Publishing, Mascot Books
Together, we’ll turn this next page of our lives curiously, boldly, and authentically.
The anticipation of her sixtieth birthday encouraged Becky Blue to explore the magic and mystery of her own “more days.” Could she let go the world’s well-worn view of aging and instead embrace a fresh outlook, full of serendipity and surprises? Could she leave the worry and find the wonder?
Turning follows Blue as she sets sail on her own aging journey and challenges readers of all ages to follow in her wake. Pulling on the author’s faith and experience as a geriatric nurse, this conversational memoir prompts readers to blow out their birthday candles with positivity. Read it with a friend, book club, pen and paper, or all of the above, and discover the secret to welcoming, rather than dreading, the turning of the years.
"Turning is a fun take on the subject for those nearing retirement; reading it is like listening to a favorite older cousin share tales of her youthful antics as she cleverly sneaks in the advice we need to hear." —BlueInk Reviews
“If this book were in the Bible, it would be called ‘wisdom literature,’ like Psalms and Proverbs. And it truly is wise, with theological depth and psychological insight that will make a lasting impact on your life. Like Solomon says, ‘everything has a season.’ Blue has opened the gate so that we can now enter our third act with joy.”—Reverend Doctor Steven Paulson, PhD, senior fellow of theology at 1517.org and author of Luther’s Outlaw God
“An important read, reminiscent of Sinclair Lewis’s writing, with statements that stab your heart. With Turning, Becky Blue reminds us that we are created to find meaning. A marvelous book.”—Joyce Nelson, RN, PhD, professor emeritus, Augustana University
“Turning is a compilation of two of Becky Blue’s passions—health and faith. If you’re of a certain age, contemplating what the third stage of your life might look like or pondering some of life’s tougher questions, pick up a copy. Don’t think of aging as getting older, but as getting wiser.”—Jeffrey Hayzlett, primetime TV and podcast host, speaker, author, and part-time cowboy
“The art of aging does not escape any of us, yet it connects each of us to the unfolding of time. Turning inspires us to embrace the days that lie ahead. Becky Blue beautifully weaves an authentic gratitude for life while remaining rooted in the quest for purpose and living a meaningful life.”—Ashley Ballou-Bonnema, author, founder, and executive director of Breathe Bravely