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According to Bob Burford, broaching midlife doesn't have to be a crisis. In fact, in Half Time, Burford insists that it is actually an opportunity to begin the better half of life. The first half is busy with "getting and gaining, earning and learning," doing what you can to survive, while clawing your way up the ladder of success. The second half of life should be about regaining control, calling your own shots, and enjoying "God's desire ... for you to serve him just by being who you are, by using what he gave you to work with." What lies between the two is "halftime." Buford argues that whether you are a millionaire, a manager, or a teacher, you will one day have to transition from the struggle for success to the quest for significance. Halftime, then, is a quiet time of deliberate decision-making, restructuring, and passionate contemplation of your heart's deepest desires. Buford's writing is grounded in the real-life experience of success and failure, and most poignantly, the death of his son. While he has led a very successful life in the eyes of the world, Buford's personal stories reveal that his faith in Christ is his central priority. Instead of a transition to be feared, Buford makes midlife an introspective journey of abundance that will unleash God's best for you. --Jill Heatherly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"According to Bob Buford, the first half of life is a quest for success, the second is a quest for significance. Bob should know; he has achieved the first and is showing us the latter. You'll find this book to be unique, inspiring, and practical. Read it and finish strong!" -- Max Lucado, Author of When God Whispers Your Name
"Bob Buford is one of those rare individuals who has made the transition from focusing on success to focusing on significance. This book will show you how to make the rest of your life the best of your life. I want every man in my congregation to read this inspiring story!" -- Dr. Rick Warren, Pastor, Saddleback Valley Community Church, Author of The Purpose-Driven Church --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Don't read this if you're not prepared to make a change. If this book doesn't make you think, you don't have a pulse.Published 4 days ago by Phil
Fantastic resource full of wisdom for anyone at a mid life / career change situation no matter what your age.Published 13 days ago by Padraig Swan
It is a very interesting subject and is presented in a practical way. Unfortunately the book tells to much story and gives too little information about the actual subject.Published 20 days ago by Martin Lazenby
Important that you feel as though you have been professionally successful in order make the most of the book moving forward. Significance is a broader opportunity. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Pipie
You have to sort through the heavy religious examples and emphasis to get to the couple very good main points.Published 2 months ago by Michael W. Rude
For a middle-aged man seeking more significance in his work and personal life, this book came along (for me) at the perfect time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris O'Byrne
Really helps one reflect and to make the transition in your life from success to significance and legacy! Great stuff.Published 3 months ago by nathan