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Number of Pages: 208
Publication Date: 2010
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Sacred Waiting: Waiting on God in a World that Waits for NothingDavid TimmsBethany House / 2009 / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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When God Takes Too Long: Learning to Thrive During Life's DelaysJoseph BentzBeacon Hill Press / 2005 / Trade Paperback$7.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews Video
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In the Meantime: The Practice of Proactive WaitingRob BrendleWaterBrook / 2006 / Trade Paperback$16.19 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Jeff Manion (jeffmanion.org) is the senior pastor of Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has served for over thirty years, and is the author of The Land Between and Satisfied. His great joy is digging deeply into Scripture and passionately teaching the story of the Bible in a clear and relevant way. Jeff enjoys running, cycling, and hiking. He and his wife, Chris, have three adult children.
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.
chuckminnesotaAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful studyJanuary 25, 2013chuckminnesotaAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Our 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.
PamiManteno, IL.Age: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A great book read.June 17, 2012PamiManteno, IL.Age: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This 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.
LisaOhioAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Must ReadNovember 9, 2011LisaOhioAge: 45-54Gender: femaleThe 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.
DoryAB, CanadaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5February 7, 2011DoryAB, CanadaAge: 45-54Gender: femalethis 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.
Shandra4 Stars Out Of 5Easy to understand readJanuary 28, 2011ShandraQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This 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!