Bishop Käßmann's most recent book, a reflection on life after 50, is thoughtful and thought-provoking, and shows both deep wisdom and painful personal experience: divorce after a long marriage; breast cancer; and a life in the public eye as the first woman bishop of the federation of Protestant churches of Germany.Her recent resignation from that position after being arrested for a DWI is too recent to be included, but just begs to be included as a coda.This book is an almost too-painful glimpse into the combination of public controversy and private pain her life has come to represent.