With humor and grace the author explores the idea that growing old, all by itself, is a spiritual exercise that can bring peace, assurance, gratitude, and love. "What good work Frank Cunningham has done with Vesper Time.
His underlying thesis that growing old is a way of prayer is quite wonderful. We're about the same age and I'm trying to see it that way myself.
His book is an invitation to more fully engage this stage of our journey and be enriched by it."-Richard Rohr "Anyone who has gazed at the rising moon or the emerging stars at twilight knows the beauty of this hour of day.
Frank Cunningham reminds us that the "Vesper Time" of life is a rich seedbed for spiritual growth.
His intimate and engaging chronicle gives voice to the wisdom and pleasures of this time.
For those of us who have not yet reached a certain age, but hope to, Cunningham reassures us of the powerful spiritual adventure that awaits." -Judith Valente "Vesper Time reminds me of the gentle wisdom of Henri Nouwen's GeneseeDiary.
Both authors have the gift of discretion. They share enough ofthemselves to identify with their journey in a way that puts the focus on thereader rather than on themselves.
Reading Vesper Time is like taking a longwalk with a wise but down to earth friend.
Relax with this book. It will nourishyour tired soul." - Robert Wicks