55 and Counting: A Guide for Pre-Retirement

55 and Counting: A Guide for Pre-Retirement

Case Studies, Holistic, Resource Review
by Gerald W. and L. Marlene Kaufman 176 pages There is more to planning for retirement than your financial nest egg. When preparing for the transition to retirement many focus their attention on fund balances in individual retirement accounts and 401ks. With the question of “Will I have enough saved to retire?” looming large in the foreground, many forget to ask additional important questions about how they will navigate the transitions that are ahead of them. Authors Gerald and Marlene Kaufman are not financial advisors. The Kaufmans have each been family therapists in a joint family practice. With the specialty areas of family issues, aging, and end-of-life conversations this resource on preparing for retirement is decidedly different than other resources you may have encountered about the topic. 55 and Counting: A Guide…
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Faith Dilemmas for Marketplace Christians

Faith Dilemmas for Marketplace Christians

Case Studies, Ethics, Resource Review
By Ben Sprunger, Carol J. Suter, and Wally Kroeker (Herald Press, 1997) ISBN: 0-8361-9074-2, 80 pp., $7.00US/$12.49CDN Review by Larry Iverson, synod minister and shared stewardship staff for the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In his life, Jesus modeled engagement with the world. He met people in their work and daily lives and challenged them to live in a faithful way. This short book of workplace dilemma scenarios encourages us to wrestle with the Christian response to real-life situations. I recommend this book for workplace discussion groups, Bible studies, senior high youth discussions and other adult forums on workplace ethics. The format of the book is to present a scenario that poses a dilemma, and then offer thought-provoking questions (and sometimes Scripture references) to help…
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