Bible Reflections for Older People is a daily companion to keep by one's side. The success of a sampler edition of these notes in 2014 prompted us to produce regular Bible reading notes designed especially for those in retirement and in their later years.
Our aim is to provide daily devotional reading, written by older people and for older people, discussing issues directly affecting the quality of later life such as hope, remembrance, and loneliness. Published three times a year, we hope they will prove a useful resource whatever one's circumstances.
You may wish to read them yourself, give a subscription to a friend, or relative or, perhaps, to someone at your church? They are an ideal tool for pastoral visitors opening up meaningful conversations or, for example, those leading worship in care homes.
These new BRF Bible Reflections are a key part of the goal of The Gift of Years programme to improve the spiritual lives of older people in the UK, and part of The Bible Reading Fellowship's commitment to transforming lives and communities.
Bible Reflections for Older People is commissioned and edited by Eley McAinsh, and is published every four months – in January, May and September .
'It is good to see older people, who make up the great majority of church attenders in the mainstream denominations, provided with such a resource.'
Revd Dr Albert Jewell, The Methodist Recorder
'Many thanks for sending me another edition of Bible Reflections for Older People. It is a helpful supplement to the rather unimaginative short evensong and communion service we have once a fortnight at [our care home], which does not include any message.'
Long-time BRF donor and subscriber
'I have already given a copy to an elderly man in our parishes who is dying and wants to nurture his faith. It’s an exciting opportunity to use such an excellent resource to help to nourish him in his last weeks and months.'