Neal Krause says that the purpose of Aging in the Church “is to examine how social relationships that arise in church affect the physical and mental health of older men and women” (p.3). He accomplishes his goal in this comprehensive yet comprehensible compilation of a great deal of social-scientific research (both his own and that of others) on the role that involvement in Christian congregations plays in various health outcomes among elders…The book pulls together a wealth of information in one place for researchers interested in its subject, as well as for those who might want to make a case that “going to church is good for you.”
February 19, 2010