Sunday, April 8, 2012

What’s Next? Navigating Transitions to Make the Rest of Your Life Count by H. Norman Wright

Three older adults-another couple and I- sat around a table at Starbucks, talking and laughing. While we’ve been friends for decades, through the years our getting together had become less frequent.
We spent some time catching up, then after a while I asked, “what would you say are your dreams and plans for the next twenty years?”
(From the Introduction)

H. Norman Wright has written a book for people going through transitions in their life. He discusses the different seasons of parenting, including the season that comes after you’ve become used to the empty nest and a child moves back in with you. He asserts that growing older and after retirement is a time to rejoice, not settle down and wait for your body to deteriorate. What about, as in his case, your spouse dies? What if you’ve gone through a divorce? Remarriage? How does one blend two families?

Each chapter discusses the challenges with each scenario along with strategies to proactively deal with them. Wright provides godly insight to many situations that people deal with today that require one to change direction and move on. He gives clear cut methods to keep one out of the pit of depression and living in the past and joyfully engaging life’s next chapter.

At the end of the book are discussion questions for each chapter. I recommend this book for anyone needing positive encouragement in taking up the mantle to the next chapter in their life and charging ahead with enthusiasm.

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I received this book for free from Bethany House
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  1. Interesting looking book. I am approaching that "middle-age" period of my life, and I find myself wondering what I can do to create a better legacy with my life and make the time I am here actually count for something. Sounds like this book is right up my alley!

  2. justanotherrabidreader: It's a good book and one to remind us that we're not here to just wait to die.


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