About the book
In a time when so many seniors hunger for a way to express themselves to God, Talking with God offers an invitation to and a model of authentic conversation with God. Writing with great joy and humor, and drawing on countless interviews with seniors and those who care for them, Woodhouse’s moving meditations will ring true to all who are seeking to journey with God in the autumn of life.
Mary Dahl Woodhouse’s Talking with God is a wonderfully original devotional, offering a series of moving conversations between seniors and the God they rely on in good times and in times of trouble. Dahl faithfully channels the voices of ordinary people as they struggle with loneliness, loss, aging, and intimations of their own mortality, and she imagines God's patient and loving responses to their prayers. By turns profound, charming, and surprising (God has a sense of humor), Woodhouse’s book offers her readers wisdom, consolation, and practical strategies to deal with some of life's greatest challenges, reminding us at every turn of the generosity and grace of the God of the universe.
Original, refreshing, and insightful… Woodhouse presents a comforting and understanding God, who not only listens, but speaks plainly and gently to aging men and women who reach out for help in states of confusion, doubt, and curiosity about what lies ahead. These questions and confessions derive from interviews
Woodhouse conducted with a multitude of seniors (or those caring for them) and are presented as human/divine dialogues that might take place not in a pew, but in a bistro, where God is found to be both simple and sublime