Lost in the Middle
The Bible never discusses midlife, just like it never discusses teenagers. Yet the Bible is able to address any of life's experiences because it was written by the One who made them all. Life on this side of glory is...
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The Bible never discusses midlife, just like it never discusses teenagers. Yet the Bible is able to address any of life's experiences because it was written by the One who made them all. Life on this side of glory is hard. This world is a broken place. You will face things in midlife that beat at the borders of your faith, but you do not have to be lost in the middle of your story.
Although this book is directed at those who are facing the issues of midlife, it has a much broader net than that. Lost in the Middle can help all who are confronted with life in this broken world and have lost their way. The God who seems so distant to you in this moment is actually near and active. Lost in the Middle is written to give you eyes to see him, to see yourself more clearly, and to find the real hope that you need to carry on.
You do not have to be paralyzed by regret, defeated by aging, and discouraged by the passing of your dreams. This time of life, which can seem like the end of many things, can actually welcome you to a brand new way of living. As is so often the case in your walk with the Lord, this moment of pain is also a moment of grace. Because of this, we all need to occasionally step back, slow down, and consider where we are going. Lost in the Middle will help you to do just that.
Paul D. Tripp (D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary) is Professor of Pastoral Life and Care at Redeemer Seminary, Dallas TX. Previously he was a counselor and Director of Changing Lives Ministries at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, PA, and a Lecturer in Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, PA.
He is the author of Instruments in the Redeemers Hands; War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Our Communication Struggles; Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens; Lost in the Middle: Midlife and the Grace of God; How People Change (co-author); Relationships: A Mess Worth Making (co-author); A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger Than You; Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy; A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble; Broken Down House: Living Productively in a World Gone Bad and most recently What did you expect?: Redeeming the realities of marriage.
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