“... relevant to a range of readers looking to understand meaning and significance in everyday life. ... Ordinary Wisdom goes deeply into the narrative perspective, explaining its origins - philosophical, psychological, and spiritual-and its effects in everyday life. .... A central theme of Ordinary Wisdom is that we must learn to age consciously, accepting the aging process and taking responsibility for creating our own experience of aging.” (Ruth Ray, The Gerontologist)
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The Genuine Article - August 2, 2008
W. Randall, minister, adult educator and English teacher focuses on the art of living; G. Kenyon, philosopher and gerontologist looks at biographical (vs. biological) aging and the nature of gerontological thought. The focus is very much on stories--life stories, autobiography; also adventure, journey, death and the meaning of wisdom. It's well-organized, humane, literate, sensible, attractively readable and important.
"In Restorying Our Lives, Gary Kenyon and William Randall present some of the latest thinking about the meaning and the making of life stories. Their comprehensive and thoughtful discussion of the stories we live by will prove illuminating for psychological theorists, researchers, therapists, counselors, ministers, educators, and many others who are concerned with how men and women create identity in today's world."
(Dan McAdams, author of The Redemptive Self)