Mid-Course Correction: Re-Ordering Your Private World  for the Next Part of Your Journey  -     By: Gordon MacDonald
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Mid-Course Correction: Re-Ordering Your Private World for the Next Part of Your Journey

Thomas Nelson / 2005 / Paperback

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In this book mid-course correction refers to the process of regenerating, redirecting, and refining the life of the biblical person. It is written for men and women who want to breathe new vitality into their faith and find fresh adventure. Mid-Course Correction offers a way to change direction for the next part of your life journey. The refinement of yourself is a lifelong process so whether you wish to improve relationships or change habits, it's not too late for a personal transformation.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.43 (inches)
ISBN: 078526762X
ISBN-13: 9780785267621
UPC: 020049074732

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Mid-Course Correction is written for those who sense a need for putting order back in their lives again. It offers hope not only for those who have experienced defeat and disappointment in their lives, but also for those who have been "successful" yet yearn for something more. MacDonald focuses on making choices that lead to personal transformation, significant communal relationships, practical service in the kingdom of God, and a revitalized life of faith and worship. He demonstrates that new significance and meaning are available no matter what your situation has been.

Author Bio

Gordon MacDonald has been a pastor and author for more than fifty years.  He serves as Chancellor at Denver Seminary, as editor-at-large for Leadership Journal, and as a speaker at leadership conferences around the world. His books includeBuilding Below the Waterline, Who Stole My Church, A Resilient Life, and Ordering Your Private World.  Gordon and his wife, Gail, live in New Hampshire.

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  1. NY, NY
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A book for one who seeks inner transformation
    October 3, 2012
    NY, NY
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I received the book from a friend because I was going to facilitate a study on the life of Abraham. It has personally influenced my walk with God. I have underlined just about a line on every page. For those inner secret parts of the self - change is really difficult without complete submission to God. MacDonald says that the Biblical Person needs to be going through conversion every day of his or her life. And then to be reminded that just like Abraham, Moses and Paul, the journey is one that does not happen overnight and it is not without hardships. But the reward is sweet and the blessings are bountiful. It begins with leaving, continues on with following, and culminates in reaching. A great read - I highly recommend this.
  2. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    May 9, 2009
    David R. Bess
    When reading the title, the impression many potential readers will have is, "I have been in the Lord's service for years, but I sense God taking me in a new and different life direction. Surely this book will have some detailed answers." MacDonald does offer some basic insights, but he fails to develop them well. The author looks back to the life of Abraham and other Biblical characters for guidance as to how God may lead us to change mid-course in our lives. The three ideas he seeks to develop through the book are leave, follow and reach.For those to whom God offers mid-course correction, the first thing He does is to call them to leave something. Just as Abraham was called to leave Haran, so we may be called to leave something with which we are very familiar. The second thing God does is to require them to follow. Abraham had to follow God in his journey of life, growing deeper and deeper in character. He was changed into someone who learned to rely more and more on God and less and less upon himself. So we too, once we leave something, must follow God as he refines and strengthens godly character within us. The third thing God does is to compel them to reach. Abraham was never content with the status quo, but was always reaching for more of what God desired for him. The Apostle Paul also was one who pressed forward toward the mark, willing to strain and to stretch to become more of God's man. So we too much always be reaching and yearning to stretch for all God has for us.The threefold theme of this book is very helpful -- leave, follow, and reach. Many of the stories used and the comments made to develop the theme however, lack clarity. MacDonald sets the bar very high with "Ordering Your Private World." This title falls short of that standard, so despite its good insights it is disappointing.
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