Hinge Moments

by D. Michael Lindsay     |     Book Summary


Author: D. Michael Lindsay
Publisher: IVP
Date: 2021
Pages: 176

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


The direction of every person’s life turns at key points of opportunity that are either seized or missed. These hinge moments, in which opportunities for various paths in our lives are briefly opened, can be gone in the blink of an eye. Are you ready, in that moment, to make the best decision moving forward?

 “Your personal qualities and character are like hinges on a door: they will either be strong and ready, preparing you to pivot perfectly, or they will be feeble and so essentially useless.” (p. 139) To ensure the strength of your character in those moments that are bound to come in the future, it is key to begin to break the process down in the present. 

To help in that process, Hinge Moments walks you through seven stages of transition. Those seven stages, which begin with discernment and end with realization, can be found in any life transition. In each of these stages, you will see how some of the greatest stories of success and transition and those who embody them are explained not by mere chance, but by an “excellent management of the transitional events in their lives” (p. 15).





Hinge Moments

by D. Michael Lindsay

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Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Rankin Wilbourne
Publisher David C. Cook
Date June 1, 2016
Pages 320


Overview:

The direction of every person’s life turns at key points of opportunity that are either seized or missed. These hinge moments, in which opportunities for various paths in our lives are briefly opened, can be gone in the blink of an eye. Are you ready, in that moment, to make the best decision moving forward?

 “Your personal qualities and character are like hinges on a door: they will either be strong and ready, preparing you to pivot perfectly, or they will be feeble and so essentially useless.” (p. 139) To ensure the strength of your character in those moments that are bound to come in the future, it is key to begin to break the process down in the present. 

To help in that process, Hinge Moments walks you through seven stages of transition. Those seven stages, which begin with discernment and end with realization, can be found in any life transition. In each of these stages, you will see how some of the greatest stories of success and transition and those who embody them are explained not by mere chance, but by an “excellent management of the transitional events in their lives” (p. 15).