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Pursue the Intentional Life: "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." (Psalm 90:12) Paperback – October 16, 2013


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: NavPress (October 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612910971
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612910970
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Do you ever wonder what your future holds? Although much of what lies ahead for you may be unknown, God reveals what is known through His Word. This known part is strength for the journey, no matter what twists and turns life takes. God's promises and instructions contain just what you need.

Instead of living on cruise control or haphazardly bouncing from one thing to the next, be inspired to live out God's purposes as author Jean Fleming shares her own honest conversations she's had with God and practical insights gained along the way.

Whether you're facing the end of something in your life or embarking on a new beginning, this book will help you live meaningfully and intentionally in the present while preparing well for the future.

About the Author

Jean Fleming is an experienced ministry and Bible-study leader with The Navigators and author of A Mother’s Heart and Feeding Your Soul.

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Jean Fleming's books are inspiring and instructive.
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It is for you who seek to live meaningfully and intentionally in the present while preparing well for the future.
Monica C. Sharman
Would recommend this book to anyone wanting to make their life an impact !
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Marta on April 6, 2014
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My husband and I share the view that in God's service (and that would be all of us who have trusted Christ as our Savior), there is no such thing as "retirement." This author does an excellent job of laying out scripturally the importance of "finishing well." This book is rich with spiritual and practical application and is a must-read for anyone approaching 50 and older.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Glynn Young VINE VOICE on December 27, 2013
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The art of the journal is practiced for any number of reasons – to remember what we might forget; make observations; remember significant words, phrases, quotations, and ideas; take notes; and so on. It was some years ago that I noticed people at work beginning to take up “journaling” – to keep track of the multitude of meetings required in modern organizational work life.

I keep a journal, too, for all of the above reasons, but most of all for writing drafts of articles, blog posts, and poems. Sometimes I combine several of those journaling functions –take notes from a sermon in the form of poems, for example.

Jean Fleming is a mother, grandmother, and former member of The Navigators staff, with assignments in California, Korea, Colorado, Arizona, Seattle, and Colorado. She is also the author of several books: "A Mother’s Heart," "Feeding Your Soul: A Quiet Time Handbook," "Finding Focus in a Whirlwind World," and "The Homesick Heart: Longing for Spiritual Intimacy." Fleming also keeps a journal, which has been transformed into "Pursue the Intentional Life."

This is not simply a reprint of a writer’s notes, jottings, and observations. Instead, Fleming has created a cohesive understanding of why life should be pursued intentionally, that life is not simply something “that happens” but is instead filled with purpose and meaning, and often profound meaning.

“Numbering my days,” she writes, “forces me to confront universal and irreducible truths. Life is short. Soon my life on earth will give way to my life in heaven. Rather than leading to panic, the reality leads to a peaceful and settled urgency.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Pam on February 4, 2014
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As I young mom, I was deeply impacted by Jean Fleming's book, "A Mother's Heart," and when I a review of this book by another reader, I knew this was a book I wanted to read as well. After only reading the first few chapters, I began sharing with others the impact this book was having on my life. I now meet with a small group to discuss how this book is challenging us. A MUST read by anyone who wants to make sure that they do not get to the end of their life with unnecessary regrets.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Freda Manzullo on January 31, 2014
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This is a wonderful book for helping you think about how you want to live your remaining years here on earth and leave a lasting impression for Christ. I feel that Jean is speaking my own heart's thoughts and putting them into words in a way that I wish I had the ability to do myself. This is a great book. Years ago when I was raising my children I read and re-read Jean's book " A Mother's Heart", it was my go to book on child rearing and feeling my worth as a mother in the every day chores of home life. This new book will be my book to read and cherish as I finish up my race here on this planet.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Dukes Lee on June 10, 2014
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This is a fantastic read, written from a woman who walks that delicate balance between great wisdom and great humility. She never comes off as a know-it-all, yet every page holds tremendous wisdom -- earned through years of walking the talk. I loved this book. I underlined, highlighted, circled, wrote in the margins. I encountered God on every page, and it gave me an eternal perspective that my heart has been longing for. This is a book not to be missed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Frankie McFeron-Crumb on March 16, 2014
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I did not want this book to end. Jeans words touched my heart, right where I am. Starting my seventieth year. Thank you!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Monica C. Sharman on November 27, 2013
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The Jean Fleming I have come to know, now in her seventies, is not old. A vitality radiates from her countenance and posture. She always greets me with an exuberant "Hey!" With alert eyes and listening heart, Jean seems to catch everything -- the hidden meaning in my words, the unspoken emotions in my spirit. Winsome, attentive, and energetic, she attracts people to Christ. She thinks strategically about ministry concerns with youthful fervor. If Jean were a tree, she would be "full of sap and very green" (Psalm 92:14, NASB).

If a woman like this writes a book originating in the questions: "What kind of old woman am I becoming?" and "Lord, how do You want me to think about the rest of my life?" then I am certainly going to read it.

Pursue the Intentional Life has future as well as immediate practical impact. Though you'll find phrases like "old woman" and "ending wisely" and "fiftieth year in Christ" in the following pages, this book is not specifically for "old people." Pursue the Intentional Life is for you who want to see the big picture of your life and God's purposes. It is for you who don't want to revert to default or live a haphazard life on cruise-control. It is for you who seek to live meaningfully and intentionally in the present while preparing well for the future. This book could be for the middle-aged parent facing transition or crisis, the elderly considering his last days, or the twentysomething excited about a full life ahead.

Essentially a private journal made public, each chapter lets us listen in on Jean's conversations with herself and with God. Though Jean is a gifted teacher, here she doesn't teach so much as invite. "Welcome," the front cover conveys. "Come in and see what the Lord is showing me."

(This review is an excerpt of the foreword I wrote. See "Look Inside" sample for the entire foreword. --Monica Sharman)
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