Christians should treasure the elderly

New children’s book, Miss Mary, gives great ideas


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May 28, 2021

Guest host Adam McManus interviews Kristen Hardin, the author of a new Christian children’s book entitled Miss Mary: A Tale of Old County Clare. Too often, those in their twilight years no longer feel valued. God created each of us, including the elderly, in His image. Sadly, our culture has become increasingly hostile to the elderly. Kristen Hardin underscores not only the value of senior citizens, but also the importance of the body of Christ ministering to them in their need.

Based on Kristen’s grandmothers, Alice Hammer and Ruth Greenwood, she was inspired to create the fictional Miss Mary in County Clare, Ireland who is busy doing things for other people. But what happens when she's the one who needs a helping hand? This sweet story seeks to warm hearts and share truths about giving and receiving.

In addition to getting to know her two grandmothers, you’ll learn about Kristen’s childhood, salvation, love of family, and how she got to know her husband.

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.