I really didn’t have any intention of reading Jeff Goins’ latest book The In-Between: Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing [A Spiritual Memoir]
Not that I didn’t think it would be a great read. Jeff Goins is the blogger’s blogger, the mastermind behind Tribewriters online writing class, and a bestselling author. I just don’t have time to read the book. Between a crushing work load and family responsibilities, I simply don’t have time to read The In-Between.
And I have a reading stack three feet high already. The latest issue of National Geographic has a fascinating story about the painted elephants of Jaipur, India and an a story about sugar addiction, my favorite topic right now. Christianity Today just came in the mail, and I’m reading The Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn. It’s over 600 pages long.
But then I started seeing all these testimonials about how good the book is, how much it means to people.
Patricia Storbeck’s post On Dying, Daughters, Life and the Moments In Between about the last 48 hours of her daughter’s life broke my heart, at the same time as it filled me with inexplicable hope.
Kath Unsworth called her in-between experiences Pivotal Moments, how life is made up of a series of moments and we’d better not let them pass us by while waiting for something better to happen.
It’s the bus stops and layovers and DMV lines and moments of unintentional pause that force us to become better people. Kath Unsworth
Anne Peterson called The In-Between her “all-time favorite book,” sharing a post called Stay on the Phone, a remarkable story of patience and listening and going the extra mile for a stranger.
Pamela Hodges wrote about how she was speeding through life, constantly racing ahead to the next event in Red Lights and the “In-Between.”
My life feels like a car driving on a road with a full tank of gas and only green lights ahead. There is no time to slow down, no time to rest and catch my breath. Pamela Hodges
Christa Sterken called it Surviving the Chasm of In-Between in a raw, honest post about the death of her dream, and the beginning of a new life.
Anastacia Maness, who just became the mother of two teenagers, wrote about how she wished she could slow down in Embracing the In-Between.
In his quirky post The Weekend We Ran Away From Parenting, Chris Morris wrote about how important it is to enjoy the simple things, even when things are going wrong in your life.
Sometimes life gives us slow seasons, built-in rest periods to appreciate. But sometimes it is up to us to build those in-between periods into our lives. Chris Morris
The book just launched on Amazon today, August 1st. If you order The In-Between in the next ten days, you’ll get $240 worth of bonuses including all electronic versions of the book, the audiobook, all digital copies of Jeff Goins’ last book, a 30 minute writing workshop (MP3 recording and worksheet), free membership to an online writing community and a reader’s guide to the book.
All you have to do is order the book and email your receipt to email@example.com.
I guess I better read it too.
Have you read any good books lately?