As a young adult, you've felt God's tap on the shoulder like He's got something for you to do with your life. Are you sure what it is and how to get there? If not, In the Meantime will help you find your way to whatever God has for you in life. Drawing parallels from the life of David, Rob Brendle will show you how to "live into" your calling.
Brendle, associate pastor at an evangelical megachurch in Colorado Springs,
Colo., aims his first book at 20- and 30-somethings who are in limbo: they may
be called by God to be pastors, or gardeners, or parents, but they need more
time to mature before taking the next step. Brendle's book is about living
faithfully in the time between the call and its fulfillment. Too often, he
says, we are tempted to "manhandle" God's plans for us or forget about our
call because it seems to take too long to play out. Brendle urges us instead
to follow the lead of the biblical David, who was anointed by Samuel, but
then had to wait on the Lord until his calling was fulfilled. The life stage
to which Brendle draws our attention is important, but the book is flawed.
Many readers may not have experienced the same kind of clear call that Brendle
presupposes and experienced himself in his career and marriage decisions.
Brendle may also one day regret lines like "Okay, wow. That was heavy. I need
to take a deep breath now because I'm fired up and the veins in my neck are
bulging a bit." Perhaps he could have followed his own advice and let this
book coalesce a little longer. (Dec.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business
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