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My new book “bright and insightful,” says Ken Wilber


I’m very happy to announce that my new book, The Secret Promise of Aging: Finding Meaning, Joy and Inner Peace as Years Fly By, has been published in print and Kindle versions at Amazon.

The book has already earned high praise from best-selling authors like Ken Wilber, author of The Integral Vision, Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and Lovingkindness, and James Hollis, Ph.D, author of What Matters Most.

The Secret Promise of Aging consists of approximately 40 essays that offer insights and strategies to help us overcome challenges and discover the blessings of aging. The reflections are based in my personal experience of moving from turmoil and despair into acceptance, joy and inner peace.

The book was a labor of love that took more than a year to write. It draws on some of my best posts with new material added. It is my hope that it will help you see aging in a new light and remind you of the infinite peace and wisdom that is within each one of us.

The list price of my book is $13.95 for the print edition, and $5.95 for the Kindle version. However, for a limited time Amazon, out of the goodness of its heart, is offering the print book for only $12.56. And not only that. Since I am enrolled in Amazon's Matchbook program, you can get the Kindle version for FREE if you buy one or more copies of the print book.

So here’s a thought. Christmas is on the horizon. How about checking out my book to see if you think it might make a nice present – either as a print book or a Kindle book -- for some of your friends or family? SIMPLY CLICK HERE to find out more about my book.

How thankful I am that, as I say, our spirit is eternal and free, untouched by the outer events of our lives. Joy is our birthright. Peace is our birthright. The older I become, the more deeply I realize that no matter what our age it is never too late to tap into the sheer joy of life -- and it is never too late to live our dream.

Here are some of the reviews I have received:

“Christopher Foster’s collection of quotations and reflective essays is full of generous insight and truth-telling. Its graceful companionship will be welcomed by readers of every age.” – Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and Lovingkindness.

“A bright and insightful book … can ease that glide path (of aging) considerably.” – Ken Wilber, author of The Integral Vision.

“Given that our flight from the … process of aging and mortality is the chief neurosis of our time, Christopher Foster’s reflections are most welcome for they summon the reader to thoughtful reflection, to the courage of convictions, and to a more considered embrace of the wonder, terror, and gift of this brief journey we call our lives.” – James Hollis, Ph. D., Jungian analyst and author of What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life.

“Are you aging? Then run, don’t walk, to get this lovely book. Christopher Foster tells it like it is and …offers insights and practical suggestions to soften and sweeten the journey. This book is a rare blend of clarity and heart.” – Gail Brenner, Ph.D.,  blogger, A Flourishing Life.

PLEASE CLICK HERE to visit my book page at Amazon and find out more about The Secret Promise of Aging. Alternatively, you could simply put the title into the Amazon search bar. If you enjoy my book, please consider submitting a review to Amazon. This would give my “baby” a huge boost and really help it fly.

On a personal note, I'm sorry I have not been blogging as frequently as I would like in recent weeks. I've been putting all my energy into getting my book finished and published at Amazon and I've also had some physical issues to attend to. I would like to let you know that I will be having some surgery soon. This need has arisen fairly quickly and I can’t be sure when I will publish my next post.

Love and blessings to you, and I hope you enjoy my book!! Thank you also for your patience as the book has wended its way through the publishing process.



{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Lori Gosselin November 23, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Congratulations on the release of the new book! It sounds wonderful!
I also want to wish you all the best with your surgery and a speedy and happy recovery.
Hope to see you back here soon!


Linda November 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Wishing you every deserved success with the book, Christopher.
Thinking of you and hoping for the best possible outcome for your impending surgery.
Warmest wishes,


Elke November 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Dear Christopher!
First of all I would like to wish you all the best with the surgery and a speedy recovery once it’s all over & done with!
Secondly, my wholehearted congratulations on yet another achievement in your life! You cannot imagine how impressed I am with you! You are living proof that there should never be a time where we make the decision to give up and simply wait for the inevitable. It really is up to us to make the most of it and embrace it with every fibre off our being!
Thirdly, you have, as so very often, been part of the ebbs & flows of my life and again, something about your life is playing a part in mine. I truly find it amazing how we as human beings, not actually knowing each other, can be so regularly connected. It is strangely consoling in a wonderful way to know that someone out there is virtually holding my hand. I can only hope that in some way you may feel that I’m holding your hand when you need it too 😉
May your next challenge be overcome with your usual zest & insightful analysis as I am very much looking forward to some more posts!
Best Regards,


Maureen Moeller November 23, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Christopher, I look forward to ordering your new book for my big family @ Christmas! I cannot wait to get both the kindle and hard copies. I have been thinking about you and knew you were working hard on your book. And joy of joys here it is. Many thoughts of a smooth recovery from surgery. Please let us, your adoring readers, know how you are doing. I have missed you and your encouraging and heartfelt words. Bless you and your wife JoAnn.


Valerie Baker November 24, 2013 at 10:07 am

Chris, how wonderful that the new book is being received with such heart. Thank you for continuing to put your perceptions out there so that others are touched and awaken more fully.

My thoughts and prayers are with you through your surgery experience.

With affection,
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Susan Short November 24, 2013 at 10:52 am

Dear Chris,

How wonderful that you have a new book out! I really look forward to reading it as the aging process is something ALL of us can relate to!

I’m also glad that you shared the news of your upcoming surgery. Good to be aware of that and I send you loving, healing thoughts as you move through that process. All the best, always.



Sandra Pawula November 24, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Congratulations, Christoper! I am so happy for you and for all those who will be reading your book. You dedication to completing the book inspires me greatly. And, I know it holds great wisdom for all of us.


Evan Griffith November 24, 2013 at 9:42 pm


I am thrilled for you.

I am even more thrilled for me. I’ve already purchased your book — I get to read more transcendentally profound Fosterisms. I get to pass your work onto others in this gifting season. I get to dive deeper into your calm clear mind-pool.

Go you!

PS: You have some seriously wonderful people touting your book — knowing your work as I do, it’s well deserved.
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carol travis November 26, 2013 at 8:33 am

I’m loving your book, Chris.


Larry December 2, 2013 at 4:44 am

Congratulations on your new book Chris!


sheila December 3, 2013 at 9:57 am

Good day Christopher
Your posts have been missed but so glad to hear you were still busy writing !!!
A speedy recovery to you indeed, prayers sent from Canada, I look forward to your thoughts and wisdom soon 🙂


Amanda December 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm


Looking forward to take a look at he book.



Jae Hyoung Lee December 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Congratulations, Chris!
I wish you all the best with your surgery.

Jae Hyoung


Bill December 8, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Good Morning Christpher –

I’m a 77 year old man who would like to think of himself a spiritual adventurer. (Thirty years ago my wife and I made The Walk Around America, a 10,500 mile walk around the perimeter of the US presenting free workshops for parents; and we’ve taken a number of spititually guided, similar risks since then). Earlier this morning I found ‘The Happy Seeker’ site – and read about your new book. My daughter called a moment ago and asked what I wanted for Christmas. I asked for THE SECRET PROMISE OF AGING. I wish you a fulfilling recovery from your surgery. I’m going back now and begin reading your perevious blogs. My best thoughts for you and your family. Bill Perkins, Austin, Texas


armand December 15, 2013 at 3:29 am

that’s so good , congratulation Christopher for your new book seriously it’s so wonderful , good luck


Gary Hunt January 3, 2014 at 11:33 am

Hi Chris, I wish you and your all the very best in 2014, I hope your pleased with the sale of your book thus far. I want to purchase however the kindle version is not available in Canada, any idea if Canada kindle folks will be able to purchase kindle version in near future ?
Kindest Personal Regards,



marck johnson March 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm

congratulation Christopher for your new book seriously it’s so wonderful , good luck


marck johnson March 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm

that’s so good , congratulation Christopher for your new book seriously it’s so wonderful , good luck


Christopher Foster April 5, 2014 at 9:54 am

Marck, thank you so much for all your comments. They are MUCH appreciated. So sorry for the delay in responding.


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