The Land Between: Finding God in Difficult Transitions   -     By: Jeff Manion
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The Land Between: Finding God in Difficult Transitions

Zondervan / 2010 / Hardcover

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Weathering unemployment, dealing with postgraduate uncertainty, grieving our parents' failing health . . . Life's difficult "in-between" seasons try our souls---but they're also unique opportunities for growth! In this hope-filled study, Manion shows how God can meet and uphold us during emotionally grueling transitions---just as he faithfully sustained the Israelites in the desert. 224 pages, softcover from Zondervan.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.25 X 6.25 X 1.0 (inches)
ISBN: 0310329981
ISBN-13: 9780310329985
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In The Land Between, author Jeff Manion uses the biblical story of the Israelite’s journey through Sinai desert as a metaphor for being in undesired, transitional space. 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. The Land Between explores the way in which their reactions can provide insight and guidance on how to respond to God during our own seasons of difficult transition. The book provides fresh biblical insight for people traveling through undesired transitions (e.g. foreclosure, unemployment, parents in declining health, post-graduate uncertainty, business failure, etc.) who are looking for hope, guidance, and encouragement. While it is possible to move through transitions and learn little, they 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 during these upsetting seasons.

Author Bio

Jeff Manion (jeffmanion.org) is the senior teaching pastor of Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has served for 30 years and is the author of The Land Between. His great joy is digging deeply into Scripture and passionately teaching the story of the Bible in a clear and relevant way. He and his wife, Chris, have three adult children.

 

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Jeff Manion is Senior Teaching Pastor of Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has served for more than 25 years. He and his wife, Chris, have three children.

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This book provides hope, guidance, and encouragement for people during their toughest times of transition, whether it is foreclosure, health issues, or fear of an uncertain future.

According to Manion, one of the most difficult times to trust God is during one of life's undesired transitions. It's during these times that people firget the Lord is present as they walk through these moments. He asks readers: What if life's transitions are there to remind us that God is present before, during, and after these periods? While it is possible to move through transitions and learn little, they provide the greatest opportunity for spiritual growth. God desires to meet people in their chaos and emotional upheaval, and he intends for them to encounter his goodness and provision during these upsetting seasons.

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  1. chuck
    minnesota
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful study
    January 25, 2013
    chuck
    minnesota
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Our choice of this study was because one of our members was teminally ill. Many of our study group were also going through difficult times individualy. This study helped us to keep things in perspective and to realize the promises of going beyond the personal desert into the promised land.
  2. Pami
    Manteno, IL.
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A great book read.
    June 17, 2012
    Pami
    Manteno, IL.
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a wonderful book that supports and helps one understand the travel we all will make sometime in our lives. The book reminds us that the only way through the " land between" is walking hand in hand with our Lord and trusting in His every plan for us.
  3. Lisa
    Ohio
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Must Read
    November 9, 2011
    Lisa
    Ohio
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    The symbolism that this author uses between the desert experience of God's people under Moses and our trials we are facing today is wonderful. The book is very easy to read and understand. I highly recommend this book for anyone going through their "land between" - whether it be a death, divorce, financial struggle, job loss, etc. How we react to our situation will determine how much closer we will draw near to God and how much deeper our relationship will become with Him.
  4. Dory
    AB, Canada
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 7, 2011
    Dory
    AB, Canada
    Age: 45-54
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    this a great book. It offers encouragement during those times of waiting when you can't see what God is up to. It encourages readers to keep trusting God during those 'wilderness' experiences.
  5. Shandra
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    January 28, 2011
    Shandra
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This book was recommended by a friend as my husband, children and I are moving again. I feel like it took the feelings of my heart and put them into words and phrases that I could make sense of. AND I'm not alone in these transitioning feelings!! Very thankful for this book!
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