Pilgrimage Into the Last Third of Life Wins International Book Award

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Upper Room Books announces that Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life by Jane Marie Thibault and Richard Morgan has won a 2014 International Book Award.

Upper Room Books is pleased to announce that Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life: 7 Gateways to Spiritual Growth by Jane Marie Thibault and Richard L. Morgan recently won a 2014 International Book Award. It was honored as a Finalist in the Religion: Christian Inspirational category.

The last third of life, age 60 and beyond, can be unpredictable and challenging. But according to Thibault and Morgan, it can also be meaningful, endurable, and even joyful time of life. The authors suggest approaching the last third as a journey full of opportunities for spiritual growth. Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life addresses 7 tasks essential to living the later years with purpose. Topics covered include facing aging and dying, living with limitations, and leaving a legacy.

American Book Fest announced the winners and finalists of the 2014 International Book Awards in Los Angeles. Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, said this year’s contest yielded over 1200 entries from authors and publishers around the world.

Anne Trudel, Author Relations Coordinator for Upper Room Books, commented, “We are very proud of our authors. Jane and Richard have done excellent work to meet the needs of older adults and encourage their spiritual growth.”

Jane Marie Thibault is a retired gerontologist and clinical professor of geriatric medicine. Richard Morgan is a retired pastor who provides pastoral counseling to persons with various forms of dementia. Both authors have written numerous articles and books on aging.

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Upper Room Books is a publishing imprint of The Upper Room, a global ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual growth of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully.

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