Face the Future: Challenges, joy and faith for Seniors by William A. M. Cutting

Face the Future: Challenges, joy and faith for Seniors

byWilliam A. M. Cutting

Kobo ebook | October 20, 2014

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Face the Future is a four-part book series that addresses topics of special relevance and interest to the over-60s. Balancing practical advice, inspirational stories and a generous dose of humour, William Cutting shows how Seniors can live life to the full, with purpose, pleasure and a positive approach. 

This second book addresses some of the challenges and joys of Senior life. Grandparenting offers wonderful opportunities to model values and share quality moments with the younger generation. Each person has a legacy to pass on. And at a time when memory may be failing and the body weakening, the spiritual dimension of Senior life can grow stronger than ever. There is an opportunity to look forward to a heavenly home, as well as to recall fond memories of a life of experiences.

This is a book to share with friends, especially Senior friends. The humour, the stories, the illustrations, the practical wisdom, the Bible passages and thoughtful prayers are great to enjoy on one's own, but they would be better enjoyed if read aloud while visiting an old friend. I look forward to doing so with my eldest brother who is in his eighties and living in a Care Home.  

Having known William since school days, I know a number of the people who feature in his book, and that has made it specially enjoyable for me. But you don't need to know the people concerned to appreciate what is written about them.

Roger K. Scopes
Retired United Reformed Church minister


Liked the book. Laughed a lot. Send the next ones!

Gerry and Brenda Slavin
Formerly Professors of Histopathology at St. Bartholomew’s and of Chemical Pathology at St. Thomas’ Medical Colleges, London. 
Also worked in Colonial Service Bechuanaland and Al Quds University, Jerusalem.


Laugh-a-lot, amusing and very readable with stories of Seniors and their living experience of the joys and difficulties of living out a faith in Christ. Lots of encouragement and spiritual insights. Sell your shirt to buy this book! A real gem.

Captain Mike Collyer CA
Voluntary Chaplain to Visitors, Sheffield Cathedral, and Facilitator of the Senior’s Action Team, 
Retired Church Army evangelist and trainer in ministry for the elderly


'Face the Future' is a little set of books and a fantastic collection of material. The books are enjoyable, easy to read and just right for that major challenge to our community today: the competent and compassionate care for the elderly.  

In God's extended family, in our churches, the older generation are a valued presence with their volunteering, work and loyalty. They have much to offer with their wisdom, skills and experience. But younger adults, children and grandchildren also have much to offer, and these books cross the generations in a light-hearted manner with their stories, cartoons, prayers, wit and wisdom. I strongly commend them to our churches, ministers, deacons and lay workers. Here you will find the inspiration, information and ideas for this growing frontier for ministry.

Dr Daleep Mukarji OBE
Vice President Methodist Church 2013-2014
Director of Christian Aid UK 1998–2010


I enjoyed reading this and hope it will help many. The content is excellent. I would certainly give my mother a copy.

Rev. Julian Hardyman
Senior Pastor, Eden Baptist Church, Cambridge


There is much in Dr William Cutting's highly readable book that will cause pensioners not only to stop and think, but to smile and laugh. He speaks to the heart without bypassing the mind.  

Like his first volume of 'Face the Future', this second is a thoughtful and original contribution to the aging process and our mortality. From beginning to end he keeps his readers pondering and laughing.  
The book is a lovely blend of seriousness and humour. He once again deals with profound matters lightly and with lighter matters seriously. There is a freshness about the way he explores many of the blessings and joys as well as some of the problems of growing old.  

I have long thought that 'Seniors', as William Cutting prefers to call those 'rich in years', are in some respect like house plants; whereas some go to seed, others to pot, others blossom! In this book he highlights some of the secrets of those whose lives not only mature but blossom with the passing years.  

The Very Rev. Dr James Simpson
Former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and Minister of Dornoch Cathedral.

Title:Face the Future: Challenges, joy and faith for SeniorsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 20, 2014Publisher:Onwards and Upwards PublishersLanguage:English

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