Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance

by Bob Buford, Peter F. Drucker, and others. Zondervan Publishing House, 2008.

In a conversational way, Bob Buford addresses the opportunity and challenge of a midlife transition. Capitalizing on a sports analogy, Buford helps readers 1) take stock of the first half of their life, 2) recognize and analyze the issues in halftime, and 3) make a leap of faith into a renewed and vital second half. Buford shares his own spiritual journey as he moves beyond making a mark to making a difference. He recognizes the hazards of being the sandwich generation, yet holds firm to a core commitment to God in Christ and the relationships that make life meaningful. He encourages us to become clear about our life mission. The study guide includes biblical references and prompts group discussion. This book is written for those in midlife who are looking for an accessible resource for living Christian faith in the second half of life.