Journey to 50

How to Live with Gratitude, Grace and the Effects of Gravity

by Laurie D. Russell

In a culture enamored with youth and beauty, the 50th birthday is often seen as a death sentence…in more ways than one. It’s easy to see why…what was once perky is now droopy. What’s trending now trumps wisdom. Good health is waning. And, after years of putting others first, many find they are lonely, depressed and lack meaningful work.

On the eve of her 49th birthday, Laurie Russell stood before a dark path, struggling to find purpose and joy. It was do or die, and it scared her. Early one morning, (because she couldn’t sleep…again), she asked God, “Why am I still here? What is it you want me to do?”

“Focus on regaining your health – physically, relationally, emotionally and spiritually – and then write about it.”

So the journey began.

Journey to 50 shares the real-life steps and tools Russell used to regain the joy in her life and to see age as a privilege. Her book covers:

  • Overwhelming Dread
  • Open Relationships (It’s not what you think!)
  • Optimal Health
  • Organic Faith
  • Outrageous Fun

Most of the greats in the Bible were given their “big adventure” in the second half of their lives. Why should it be any different for us? God doesn’t want us to sit on the sideline any longer. (He knows how many hours we’ve put in watching little league!)

It’s time to reevaluate our life, sit before God and plan out our next journey.

Let the celebrating begin!




ISBN: 9781943425310

Publication Date: 1/24/2017

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Laurie D. Russell

Laurie D. Russell is a conference speaker and writer. Laurie is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute. She has lived and worked in Russia, Chile and Germany as a missionary and has traveled to forty countries. She lives with her husband, Mark, their two children, Noah and Anastasia, their two dogs, and a cat,...

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