Father Ryan's book is very comprehensive of all the inevitable events that take place in the second half of our lives. As I was reading, I realized I had already been thru about three quarters of these events: Loss of a loved one; health issues; confusion over future endeavors; change of priorities in occupation, and changes in the way I handled and processed these things. I think Fr. Ryan's book is most helpful in teaching us how to process these punctuations in our life. At my current phase of life, I find that i have come up with the same conclusions as Fr. Ryan, but I did it the hard way without the guidance and support that his book offers. And it took me a lot longer. It is really about an attitude adjustment, handling things a new way, seeing another way to look at the same thing. And remaking yourself to fit the circumstances. Now I will face the rest of my life, with new understanding and a sense of God's wonders till journey's end.
Thank you Fr. Ryan