How to Finish the Christian Life  -     By: George Sweeting, Donald Sweeting
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When you begin the Christian life, you're driven by passion, energy, and zeal. But what does it take to reach spiritual maturity and finish well? Challenging you to live fully to the glory of God, this father-and-son team helps you stay young while your body ages, invest in the younger generation, deal with suffering, and more. 160 pages, softcover from Moody.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802435882
ISBN-13: 9780802435880
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Dr. George Sweeting's How to Begin the Christian Life revealed a plan for success in starting new lives of purpose in pursuit of Christ. Now he and his son Donald Sweeting present How to Finish the Christian Life, a guide that gives mature believers a new set of disciplines and encouraging truths to help them finish well.

Retirement from a career should never be mistaken for an absence of purpose. On the foundation of his own ministry that continues to thrive, Dr. Sweeting and his son deliver an inspiring message that the end of the believer's journey is not a matter of dying but a challenge to live to the fullest to the glory of God.

When it comes to the life of a true follower of Christ, there is only one way to finish: strong.

Author Bio

DONALD SWEETING is currently the president of Reformed Theological Seminary-Orlando and James Woodrow Hassell professor of church history. He earned a Ph.D. degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has 22 years of experience pastoring two churches. He has authored Acts of God and Lessons from the Life of Moody. He and his wife, Christina, have four children. Don blogs regularly donsweeting.wordpress.com.

DR. GEORGE SWEETING is the former president and chancellor of the Moody Bible Institute (1971-1999) and is currently Chancellor Emeritus. As a world-renowned evangelist, pastor, teacher, and writer, few are better equipped to explain how to grow in your salvation. How to Begin the Christian Life is a modern classic with more than a million copies in print in English and other languages.

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  1. Jim O
    Murrieta, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Read for Seniors and those getting close!
    May 20, 2013
    Jim O
    Murrieta, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The fifteen chapters are short and practical. There is an overall theme of our lives being a marathon (starting with chapter one), but it is so important that we remember that the race is a team effort. Towards the end of the chapter it is stated that leaders "forget that the younger generation needs to see a living curriculum!" We can't stop learning, but we also can't stop showing others the Christlike life. That would be a great book in itself!

    Other chapters deal with suffering, funerals, finances, finishing well, facing death, and many others. They're all good! We need information like this. We would do well to give serious thought to what our lives will be like as we come to our second half of life. This book gives us much to consider.

    I think it would have been helpful to include some suggested resources that would guide the reader in implementing the ideas. At times, I found myself asking "How do I do that?" so many times throughout the book. How do I mentor someone else? How do restore relationships with people? How do I handle my finances?

    If you are approaching those senior years (I would call you a Senior in Training!), please get this book and prepare to live many more productive years for the purpose of bringing glory to our Savior. If you have already arrived at those golden years, read this book and make some adjustments as needed. God will be pleased. I highly recommend it!
  2. John
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Vision for the second half of life
    February 11, 2012
    John
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book is a very practical guide that provides a vision for following Christ in the second half of life.   It is not just a book for those who are near the end, like Billy Graham's new book.  Rather it covers issues that are relevant to both 50 somethings and 80 somethings.   It has a gospel centered vision that is not afraid of the hard issues that are part of this half of life.  It provides many interesting examples with stories from the lives of John Stott, Bill Bright, Vernon Grounds, Roger Nicole, and others.  It covers issues such as mentoring working, healthy relationships, revising your bucket list, and heaven. 

     

    Larry Crabb, author, counselor and psychologist said of this book "Only Christians can fully live now until we're fully alive then!  With uncomfortable realism and unflinching hope, the Sweetings show us how."

     

    Pat Williams, Orlando Magic Senior VP, writes, "My longtime friends George Sweeting and his son Don have teamed up to write a spiritual gem on how to finish the Christian life. At age 72, the book hit home with me big time. That's why I finished it in one sitting."

     

    Steve Brown, Bible teacher and radio talk show host on Key Life radio has also praised the book.  He says "What a wonderful, helpful and wise book. I'm an old cynical preacher and this book makes me less cynical and far more wise about my life and my own journey to the "finish line."  But this isn't just a book for old folks. It's about life and how to live it.  Read it and give it to everyone you know!

     

    I have been looking for a book like this to give to friends who need a vision for the second half of life.  This one does the job.
  3. John
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Vision for the second half of life
    February 11, 2012
    John
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book is a very practical guide that provides a vision for following Christ in the second half of life.   It is not just a book for those who are near the end, like Billy Graham's new book.  Rather it covers issues that are relevant to both 50 somethings and 80 somethings.   It has a gospel centered vision that is not afraid of the hard issues that are part of this half of life.  It provides many interesting examples with stories from the lives of John Stott, Bill Bright, Vernon Grounds, Roger Nicole, and others.  It covers issues such as mentoring working, healthy relationships, revising your bucket list, and heaven. 

     

    Larry Crabb, author, counselor and psychologist said of this book "Only Christians can fully live now until we're fully alive then!  With uncomfortable realism and unflinching hope, the Sweetings show us how."

     

    Pat Williams, Orlando Magic Senior VP, writes, "My longtime friends George Sweeting and his son Don have teamed up to write a spiritual gem on how to finish the Christian life. At age 72, the book hit home with me big time. That's why I finished it in one sitting."

     

    Steve Brown, Bible teacher and radio talk show host on Key Life radio has also praised the book.  He says "What a wonderful, helpful and wise book. I'm an old cynical preacher and this book makes me less cynical and far more wise about my life and my own journey to the "finish line."  But this isn't just a book for old folks. It's about life and how to live it.  Read it and give it to everyone you know!

     

    I have been looking for a book like this to give to friends who need a vision for the second half of life.  This one does the job.
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