An advocate for older adults, Missy Buchanan is an internationally recognized author and speaker on issues of aging faithfully, drawing from her personal experience as a caregiver for her own aging parents. She has appeared twice on Good Morning America with coanchor Robin Roberts, who describes Missy as “the rare soul that understands, truly understands, older adults: their fears, struggles, and hopes.”
With thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook, Missy provides daily insight and encouragement for the journey of aging. Her first book, Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body, remains a top seller in addition to seven other titles that are often found on bedside tables in senior living communities and in church libraries. Her newest book, Beach Calling: A Devotional Journal for the Middle Years and Beyond, will release in summer 2019.
Missy has been a speaker at hundreds of churches, senior living communities, and aging conferences including the National Boomer Ministry Conference, the Festival of Wisdom and Grace, and the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network National Conference. She has delivered messages about caregiving and faithful aging to churches of many denominations, including the largest United Methodist Church in the United States—Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. She has also been a featured speaker aboard cruises for Educational Opportunities Tours.
A resident of Rockwall, Texas, Missy enjoys regular visits to senior living communities in her area to see her older adult friends, being a greeter at her local church, and basking in her favorite role of all: grandmother.
Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1071-5
EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1151-4
Imprint: Upper Room
Pub Date: July 2011
Trim Size: 5.5 in (w) x 8.25 in (h) x in (d)
Page Count: 72
BISAC Categories: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Later Years
Early in life my mom taught me how my faith would always comfort me. Now later in life her strong faith is a shining example of what it truly means to age faithfully. Missy has once again beautifully captured the joy and challenges of aging. Missy, I will forever be touched by your friendship with my mom. Your words bring her as much comfort as her faith.
—Robin Roberts, coanchor, *Good Morning America**
*Aging Faithfullly: 28 Days of Prayer** fills a much-needed void, as there are not many realistic, heartfelt, and life-applicable devotions available for older adults. The devotions and prayers give special attention to the different facets of aging, but most important, they always remind the reader of the relationship God continues to have with them. This book is a perfect resource for individuals or groups and is sure to make an impact in the lives of older adults.
—Rev. Renée Kowlessar
Chaplain, The Commons on Marice,
In *Aging Faithfully,** Missy Buchanan presents in simple, straightforward fashion the combining of scripture, prayer, and action steps. In setting up the day’s spiritual launch she reminds the reader that aging offers many yet-to-be discovered treasures.
The CASA Network
In a culture that glorifies youth, *Aging Faithfully** speaks directly to the issues many older adults are facing.Without denying the realities of aging, Missy Buchanan encourages older adults to live every day to the fullest. Well-written and biblically based, *Aging Faithfully** offers hope, inspiration, and sometimes a necessary challenge to those in their later years. This is more than just a book to passively read. Missy fully engages the reader by offering scriptures for meditation, daily prayers, and practical suggestions to implement. I highly recommend this book.
—Dr. Amy Hanson, older adult ministry specialist
Author of *Baby Boomers and Beyond: Tapping the Ministry Talents and Passions of Adults over 50**, www.amyhanson.org