"You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest."
Psalm 139:3 TLB
Navigating Uncharted Territory?
Do you ever wish your life had a map that included a highlighted route showing you the way to go? Do you wish you could ask a mentor for advice about how to maneuver around roadblocks?
From the introduction:
"We can ask all the specifics we like, but it really won't help. No one knows the precise route each of us will take to the other side. There may be a clear destination - and thank God for that - but there is no blue highlight marking the course from here to there...We can, however, do this much: We can make sure we are prepared for the journey, no matter what the route might be. This book is all about that. It's not a road atlas, it's more like a travelogue, with strong ideas and helps for navigating life."
The contributors in the book are:
- Gordon MacDonald
- Bill Hybels
- Mark Buchanan
- Nathan Conrad
- Francis Chan
- Eugene Peterson
- Steve May
- Tullian Tchividjian
- Ruth Haley Barton
- Skye Jehtani
- Donald Sunukjian
- Mark Labberton
- The Need for Honest Self-Assessment: Each Week, Debrief With Yourself and God
- Avoiding Cultural Contamination: The Necessity of Purity In A Contaminated World
- Reading the Bible Spiritually: Ancient Practices Help Us Listen To The Bible, Not Just Study It
- Bad Situations Are Great Opportunities: Your Worst Nightmare May Cause Someone Else's Sun To Rise
- The Crucial Need for Regular Rest: One Of God's Underused Gifts Is Time To Be Sharpened
- Yield the Right-of-Way: Seeing The World As Jesus Sees It
- See With The Eyes of a Doctor: Why You Should Move Into Your Neighbor's World
- Roadworthy - thinking through core issues that will get you ready for the journey ahead
- Necessary Repairs - pointing ourselves toward truth that will alert us to danger and equip us for the long haul
- Washouts and Detours - dealing with unexpected troubles and unlooked-for hardships that delay our plans or send us off on a bumpy detour through an unfamiliar landscape
- Traveling Light - slowing down and lightening up
- Peripheral Vision - balancing life's most pressing demands with an eye for those along our path who might need a word, a touch, a helping hand, or even just a genuine, from-the-heart smile
The conversational tone of each contributor truly gives this book the feel of an encouraging gospel infused talk with a friend along the way of life's journey. This will be one I visit often and I think you would be blessed to get yourself a copy!
*I received a complimentary copy of the book from Leeanna Case for the purpose of this review in conjunction with the First Look Blog Tour.
Blessings fellow traveler,