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Making Good Return

Biblical Wisdom on Honoring Aging Parents

Direct Price: $17.99 $11.69
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9798887790282
Publication Date 06/12/24

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Caring for our aging parents—whether we take them into our homes or support them from a distance—is a beautiful opportunity for us to honor them. It can also be an intensely demanding process in which we discover things about them, about ourselves, and about the difficulties of old age that stretch and challenge us.

Addressing the endeavor with grace and clarity, Kathleen Nielson offers five rich scriptural truths to guide our thinking: God sovereignly ordains our aging, calls us to honor our elders, sees the sufferings of age, helps us to the end, and reveals what is to come. Learn how, in light of these truths, we are empowered to respond to our parents and other loved ones with humility, respect, compassion, faith, and hope.

Read Tim Challies' Review HERE.


“A happy mixture of biblical instruction and practical wisdom. It is hard to imagine a home that would not benefit from having a copy of this book.”

—D. A. Carson, Emeritus Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“A glorious book. Kathleen infuses Christian dignity and biblical virtue into the weighty task of caring for aged loved ones. Every page embodies the tender care of our Savior.”

—Rosaria Butterfield, Author; Speaker

“Gives us the long view of how to care for our aging parents in ways that are ‘pleasing in God’s sight.’ I learned a lot from this book.”

—Jonny Gibson, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary

“Encourages and inspires us to see the care of elderly parents not merely as a command but also as a joy and a privilege.”

—Carrie Sandom, Director of Women’s Ministry, Proclamation Trust, London

“A treasure trove of biblical wisdom. For years I’ve been eager to hold this book in my hands, and now that I have, I can tell you that my very high expectations weren’t high enough.”

—Mary Willson Hannah, Director of Women in Ministry, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis


The Author

Kathleen B. Nielson

Kathleen B. Nielson

Kathleen Nielson is an author and speaker who loves working with women in studying the Scriptures. She has taught literature (PhD, Vanderbilt University), directed women’s Bible studies in local churches, and served as director of The Gospel Coalition’s Women’s Initiatives from 2010 to 2017. She and her husband, Niel, make their home partly in Wheaton, Illinois, and partly in Jakarta, Indonesia, where Niel helps to lead a network of Christian schools and universities. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren.