The Power of The Older Christian
By: Dr. Millard B. Box
Dr. Millard B. Box, shown on front cover at almost 98 years young as of this writing, refuses to retire. He still preaches regularly, and he practices what he preaches! What he preaches is a way of life based on the Word of God. Says Dr. Box: “We have been taught to believe that 70 or 80 is the limit of life, and when most of us draw near that age, our thoughts are filled with dire and dreadful pictures. We make our wills, buy our caskets, make sure we have health insurance and hospitalization, and set all our energies to fight our last enemy, death.” In the Bible kind of life, there is no retirement, and the older a saint of God becomes, the more important he or she is in matters of the kingdom. They should be sought out for godly wisdom … If we older ones do not change, then the youth will become like us in the next generation, and God help the world if that happens.”
Dr. Millard B. Box, at the age of 98, has refused to retire. He has been preaching for 82 years, with 40 years as a Southern Baptist pastor.
Robust and healthy at his age, he is an encouraging figure for an example of the truth of his book, The Power of the Older Christian. Written over 20 years ago, this book is an encouragement to young and old alike. You will be touched by the wisdom and experience gained by this man from over eight decades of service to his Lord Jesus Christ.
Dr. Box travels both in the United States and foreign countries upon invitation. He and his wife, Rachel, reside in Fairhope, Alabama, USA.