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by Gordon MacDonald

Category: Personal Transformation
Subcategory: Self-perfection
Author: Gordon MacDonald
ISBN: 0785278419
ISBN13: 978-0785278412
Language: English
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc; First Edition edition (March 1, 2000)
Pages: 239
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has been added to your Cart. Watching the author's life through his writing, Gordon MacDonald writes a classic story of following after God and what must be left behind.

It offers hope not only for those who have experienced defeat and disappointment in their lives has been added to your Cart. Abraham is the back drop for the story. This biblical character with all of his mistakes became the "Father of many nations.

Mid-Course Correction book. In this self-help, Bible study you will find encouraging words and scripture for those who feel lost with no hope.

Suffering people also help us understand what are the truly important matters of life

Suffering people also help us understand what are the truly important matters of life. There is something to learn from all people if we are only willing to sit at their feet and humble ourselves enough to ask the right questions. See all Gordon MacDonald's quotes . Topics Mentioning This Author.

Gordon and his wife, Gail, live in New Hampshire

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. Gordon and his wife, Gail, live in New Hampshire.

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They come in the course of life to some people through our temperaments, our life experiences, and the influence of family and close friends. To a considerable extent, they were almost all the natural gifts I needed to get a very fast start in pastoral ministry.

It offers hope for those who have experienced defeat and disappointment in their lives, but also for those who have been successful yet yearn for something more.

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.

Mid-Course Correction" is Gordon MacDonald's best book to date. He is convinced that God has more for His people if we live a life of continuing "mid-course corrections"

Mid-Course Correction" is Gordon MacDonald's best book to date. Either we need to escape from a certain staleness in our life, or we need to become more dedicated "Christ-followers" He sees Abraham as the most relevant model for conversion because his conversion was most like that which people today face. He is convinced that God has more for His people if we live a life of continuing "mid-course corrections". No matter what apparent disaster has befallen the Christ-follower, God can use it to bring good.

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.

Mid-Course Correction is written for those who sense a need for putting order back in their lives again. It offers hope 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.

Comments to eBook Mid-Course Correction: Re-Ordering Your Private World for the Second Half of Life
Ueledavi
I read this book when I was in my mid thirties (preparing for mid-life) and now I have read it a second time in my mid forties (wrestling and struggling with mid-life). I must admit that I enjoyed it more this time around, because I have been bruised, bent, and broken a lot more than I ever experienced in my thirties or up until that point. I suppose I will probably be reading this book again in my mid fifties too!

I am partial to MacDonald's writing because he is a deep thinker, good story-teller, and weaves biblical principles in ways that are practical, well thought ought, and go beyond clichés.

This book is beneficial in helping one pause and take stock and evaluate their life. It is especially geared to helping those who aren't sure what to do with their lives; have had to, or desire to change careers, or are out of work; wrestling with meaning, purpose, and in need of hope and direction. It is thought provoking and doesn't necessarily give all the answers you may be looking for, but sets you on the right course - and helps to correct taking the wrong course for sure.

In the body of the book MacDonald weaves his own story (and our own) with those of Abraham, Moses, The People of Israel, Paul, and the Disciples and uses the outline of the fact that we need to leave something behind; learn to follow Christ; and reach for higher possibilities. Learning, following, and reaching are well developed emotionally, spiritually, and practically and steeped in a good theology of "being" like Christ, rather than merely "doing" all the time.

Gordon emphasizes the fact that God wants us to have depth of character, and this depth can really only be achieved through suffering, faith when we can't see, trying when we don't know if we will succeed. However, all these factors and more are necessary in our lives in order that we may become deep people internally (in and from the soul) with proven character.

I have been helped significantly through MacDonald's writing as a broken man to another broken man, and have been given more hope through his writing in pointing me to Jesus - the only One worth following, being like, and living for. Gordon writes like a master surgeon on the soul - taking out what needs to be removed and fixes what needs to be repaired. GMAC (I'm told that's what his friends call him) - thanks again for your writing that goes deep into the mind and heart and for healing wounds and souls for the glory of God.
Ndlaitha
I really like Gordon’s writing style. He is clear, articulate and a captivating author. This book is is great resource for anyone looking to take their walk with Christ more seriously, or with looking for better clarity on God’s leading.
Arcanescar
Watching the author's life through his writing, Gordon MacDonald writes a classic story of following after God and what must be left behind. Abraham is the back drop for the story. This biblical character with all of his mistakes became the "Father of many nations." That motivates my own persistence. Following after God means you cannot stay where you are, character flaws and all, let the journey begin!
Survivors
Gordon McDonald's books are always deep, thought provoking, full of practicality, practical and useful application.
Any of this books along with Gail McDonald most worthy reading.
Zinnthi
This book is packed full of wisdom, and Many challenges! This author is to be highly commended for taking the time to write such a helpful book!
greatest
great insights but slightly repetitive and drawn out.
OwerSpeed
I purchased this title with high hopes, after having read the author's book "Ordering Your Private World." I'm a little disappointed -- he could have done better here. His basic principles are good, but the way he develops them lacks clear focus.

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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