What if the times of life that we most desperately seek to avoid - foreclosure, unemployment, aging parents, personal illness, relationship loss - are actually the periods we most desperately need? In The Land Between, a five-session small group Bible study, pastor and author Jeff Manion shows groups that it is in these times that God desires to do some of his deepest work in us.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 0310318661 ISBN-13: 9780310318668 Availability: In Stock
Author Jeff Manion uses the biblical story of the Israelite's journey through the Sinai desert as a metaphor for being in an undesired time of transition. After enduring generations of slavery in Egypt, the descendants of Jacob travel through the desert (the land between) toward their new home in Canaan. They crave the food of their former home in Egypt and despise their present environment. They are unable to go back and incapable of moving forward. Their reactions provide insight and guidance on how to respond to God during our own seasons of difficult transition. The Land Between provides fresh biblical insight for people traveling through undesired and difficult transitions such as foreclosure, unemployment, uncertainty, and failure. Such times provide our greatest opportunity for spiritual growth. God desires to meet us in our chaos and emotional upheaval, and he intends for us to encounter his goodness and provision, his hope and guidance.
Jeff Manion is the senior teaching pastor of Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has served for 30 years. His great joy is digging deeply into Scripture and passionately teaching the story of the Bible in a clear and relevant way. Jeff's first book, The Land Between, released in 2010. Jeff is an avid runner and enjoys cycling and hiking. He and his wife, Chris, have three adult children. Connect with Jeff at www.JeffManion.org. SPANISH BIO: Jeff Manion es pastor principal de ensenanza en la Iglesia Biblica Ada de Grand Rapids, Michigan, donde sirve desde hace mas de 25 anos. El y su esposa, Chris, tienen tres hijos.