Teach Us To Number Our Days

Keys for Adept Aging (Soul*Sparks) (Volume 4)

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
62 Pages
Reviewed on 04/04/2018
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Author Biography

Journalist Steven McFadden now makes his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he continues his work as a writer, speaker, and counselor.

Steven is the author of 15 non-fiction books, including: Profiles in Wisdom, Teach Us To Number Our Days, Legend of the Rainbow Warriors, Tales of the Whirling Rainbow, and an epic, nonfiction saga of North America: Odyssey of the 8th Fire < 8thfire.net >

He is co-author of Farms of Tomorrow, and Farms of Tomorrow Revisited. In 2009 he authored The Call of the Land: An Agrarian Primer, and in 2015 he authored Awakening Community Intelligence: CSA Farms as Twentyfirst Century Cornerstones.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

Teach Us To Number Our Days by Steven McFadden asks what exactly does it mean to be an elder in society? You may be surprised to know that not everyone who is reaching the end of their life has the characteristics to become an elder. It is not a free pass because you have survived many years on the planet. Discover the true meaning of the word and why some people have truly spent their lives inspiring others around them. Elders offer wisdom and inspiration and leave a legacy behind. The passages and quotes in this book will inspire you to think about how rich your life has been, and what you can offer to the younger generation that will motivate them to lead a full and enriched life.

The topic covered in Teach Us To Number Our Days by Steven McFadden was a real eye-opener for me because I had never contemplated what the meaning of my life has been. Have I lived a truly fulfilled life and gained the wisdom to inspire the next generation in my family? I think many people just go through life not really giving much thought to the legacy they are leaving behind. Will anyone's life become better because of my existence? There were many quotations in this book that struck me. But my absolute favourites would be: 'The life which is unexamined is not worth living,' by Plato and 'It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams,' by Gabriel Garcia Márquez. This book is a real soul-searching piece of writing. I loved the concept and this would make a fantastic gift to any older family members.