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. 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.
You do not have to be paralyzed by regret, defeated by aging, and discouraged by the passing of your dreams. This middle period 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.
Table of Contents:
- Midlife: A Portrait
- Two Midlife Psalms
- The Death of Invincibility
- The Leaves are Off the Trees
- Towers to the Sky
- Lost in the Middle: Don’t Story
- Painful Faith: God’s Story and Suffering
- May I Speak to the Manager Please?
- Golden Calves
- Finding the Real You
- Last Chapter, First Values
- Grace That is Greater
About the Author
Paul David Tripp is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries, a nonprofit organization, whose mission statement is "Connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life." This mission leads Paul to weekly speaking engagements around the world. In addition to being a gifted communicator and sought after conference speaker with Paul Tripp Ministries, Paul is on the pastoral staff at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he preaches on Sunday evenings and leads the Ministry to Center City. Paul is also professor of pastoral life and care at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He is the director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas, and has taught at respected institutions worldwide. As an author, Paul has written eleven books on Christian Living that are read and distributed internationally, including Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands; War of Words; Broken Down House; and Crossway's Whiter Than Snow. He has been married for many years to Luella and they have four grown children.
“If you are ‘lost in the middle’ of life and need more than a band-aid, this is your book. I’m an old guy far beyond the ‘middle’ and this book spoke healing and refreshing truth to me.” — Steve Brown, Key Life radio broadcaster, seminary professor, author
“There is a big difference between living and existing; between acquiring things and valuing people. Paul Tripp understands the difference and for those lost in the middle, he shows the way out.” — Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist, host of After Hours with Cal Thomas
“Regardless of your age or perceived level of personal crisis, you’ll read your story in the pages of this book and be encouraged by the relevance of these timeless truths.” — Don Whitney, author, Professor of Biblical Spirituality, Southern Seminary