Resilience: Aging with Vision, Hope and Courage in a Time of Crisis

A journey into the wisdom, maturity, and resilience of age in a time of crisis.


In mid-March, John Hunt Publishing challenged its top writers to outline the critical dimensions of Resilience for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Three weeks and ten books later, a new series was born laser-focused on survival, adaptation, personal growth and creativity during this unprecedented crisis.

Writing on conscious aging, Dr. John Robinson, 74-year-old psychologist, minister, teacher and author, contributed his decades of experience to guiding the 65+ demographic through these tumultuous times. In his new book, Aging with Vision, Hope and Courage in a Time of Crisis, Dr. Robinson argues that his highly resilient generation has the potential to respond with its characteristic idealism, personal growth, spiritual awareness, and genuine wisdom to this new time. He asserts, “We are resilient, we are still growing, and we share our new psychological and spiritual maturity with each other and the world. We are survivors. We are not done yet.” For those who feel lost and left behind, this book is a balm of inspiration.

We are living in an era of unprecedented world-wide crises: COVID-19, climate change, overpopulation and the unravelling of civilization as we know it. Who wouldn’t be worried? This book is for those over 65 wrestling with fear, despair, insecurity, and loneliness in these frightening times.

A blend of psychology, self-help, and spirituality, it’s meant for all who hunger for facts, respect, compassion, and meaningful resources to light their path ahead. As a 74-year old member of this demographic, John Robinson’s goal is to move you from fear and paralysis to growth and engagement. Acknowledging the inspiring resilience and wisdom of our hard-won maturity, the challenge of these difficult times, and the skills necessary for survival, he invites you on a personal journey of transformation and renewal into a new consciousness and a new world.

The “Resilience Series” is the result of an intensive, collaborative effort of our authors in response to the 2020 coronavirus epidemic. Each volume offers expert advice for developing the practical, emotional and spiritual skills that you can master to become more resilient in a time of crisis.


“The need for this book is so urgent. A brilliant and comprehensive manual for understanding and surviving this very challenging and confusing time.”
Anne Baring, Ph.D. (Hons.) author of The Myth of the Goddess (with Jules Cashford), The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time, and The Dream of the Cosmos.

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John C. Robinson, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist with a second doctorate in ministry (studying with Matthew Fox at the University of Creation Spirituality), an ordained interfaith minister (the Chaplaincy Institute), the author of nine books and numerous articles on the psychology, spirituality and mysticism of the New Aging, and a frequent speaker at Conscious Aging Conferences across the country. You can learn more about John’s work at
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