Thursday, March 22, 2012

Navigating Transitions to 
Make The Rest of Your Life Count
By H. Norman Wright

OVERVIEW: What's Next? is a book that will help you make transitions that enable you to embrace and enjoy everything God has given to you and designed for you. You'll discover more about
  • Parenting through the never ending seasons of "kids" at all age
  • Maximizing the second half of marriage or singleness 
  • Retiring, restructuring or redirecting your work life
  • Leaving the legacy you want to leave
    Navigating life's "last chapter."

Discussion questions are included for you and your spouse, a couple of close friends, or a small group.

AUTHOR: H. Norman Wright is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist, as well as a certified trauma specialist. The bestselling author of more than eighty books, Wright is on the faculty of Talbot Graduate School of Theology and conducts seminars on many subjects, including marriage enrichment, parenting, and grief recovery. His current focus is on crisis and trauma counseling and critical incident debriefings within the wider community.

MY REVIEW: This is a much needed, timely and practical book about not "just letting life happen." Wright encourages us to ask, "What's next, Lord?" and then to step forward wholeheartedly. 

As I read this book I found myself reflecting back on my past, younger days and realizing that there was a time when I had asked God what He wanted me to do next and then tried to do it. But I also realized that now, in my retirement years, I have pretty much stopped asking that question or thinking about it. I know that I have traveled this far by the grace of God and I trust future grace to take me on "home." But in all honesty I must admit that I have not been expecting God to lead or guide me on any great adventures. Wright has caused me to start asking again, "What's next?" I suspect there are many others who need to ask for God's guidance regardless of where you are in life. We need God's help to make transitions that will enable us to embrace and enjoy everything God has given and designed for us. We need to be all we can be for God!

(This book was given to me by Bethany House Publishers for this review without any expectations. I was encouraged to read with an open mind and give my honest opinion.)