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Friday, November 17, 2017

Ageless Soul tops ALA Booklist's top ten this week

Thomas Moore's new book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey toward Meaning and Joy is listed first as 2017 Top Ten Religion and Spirituality Books by Ilene Cooper for Booklist from the American Library Association (ALA).

Her short description is "Moore, a former monk and current psychotherapist, contemplates aging, counseling older readers on how to use their time productively and to use obstacles as a way to perfect the soul."

Cooper links to Booklist's review by Candace Smith that includes:
"Successful aging is more than growing older, he writes. It’s going through the steps and passages of life proactively to finally arrive at your true self. Moore sees melancholy and loneliness as feelings to embrace, explore, and work through. Instead of fighting aging, he urges readers to accept it and become mentors or elders to younger people, sharing both wisdom and compassion. Moore doesn’t belittle the challenges that older people face, but instead counsels them to use these obstacles as the means to develop the soul."