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Publisher's Summary

Halftime. Time to pause, midway in the game of your life, and consider how to make the transition from professional success to significance.

Revised and expanded for a new generation of leaders, Bob Buford's best seller shows how you can make the second half of your life even more rewarding than the first.

©2008 The Leadership Network, Inc.; (P)2008 Zondervan

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Just ok

Listened to it on a trip because someone raved about it.
It was just ok. Not really exciting or memorable

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Roger
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  • 01-22-15

GREAT BOOK AS ONE JOURNEYS THROUGH LIFE!

What did you love best about Halftime?

For people that have lived enough life that they are at a point where they may be asking "Is this all there is to life?", it is very helpful in answering that question.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bob Buford, the author of the book. He was real.

What about Max Bloomquist’s performance did you like?

Very easy to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Nothing new, very superficial

First of all the book is too preachy. If you can set aside the fact that is written for christian audience it can be tolerable. But the real issue is that the book doesn't offer the level of depth, insight and action to really face true half time challenges. Rather is the story of a rich man who lost his son and decided to dedicate full time to his church.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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LIFE CAN BE BETTER IN THE 2ND HALF

I enjoyed it and it provided new insights into the possibilities of retirement. Helpful coping.

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Amazing!

What did you love best about Halftime?

Life altering read for anyone approaching mid life. Excellent narrator and content! Kudos. Highly recommend!<br/>

What did you learn from Halftime that you would use in your daily life?

Really to cease now and anticipate the best is yet to come. Create 'the box' and own the contents.

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Religious book disguised as a business book

Too much religion for it to be useful to me

I really wanted to listen and work through it but no luck

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Wisdom for the soul!

Incredible book. So relevant for someone in the 40's and beyond. Excited to read and experience the other books in the series. Wow.

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Like any guidance book, some valid points

Being in a job transition, I've read (listened...) the book at a suggestion from a friend. It is hard to accept some of the author guidance considering that he was/is a very wealthy person. It is easy to say that you, in a job transition above 50 years old (let alone younger...) should do whatever you want when you have everything else taken care off. Bills have to be paid and you cannot just take a break in your half time and do that or whatever is in your "box". I do recognize that the author had a tremendous loss in his life (read the book) and that that fact thought him a life changing lesson. However, as you listen for "n" times the words " half time" you start to get a bit tired of it (I had to commit myself to finish the book!!!). Finally, when you realize that there is now a "half time" business to help (rich) people to re-evaluate life, helping them to decide what to do next, you may come to a conclusion that this is not a book for you, although there are a couple ideas that you can use. Now, if you are one of those rich people, that leave everything behind to make more and more money, when a lot is never enough, if you don't care for your spouse and your children (although you say you do...), that ultimately have everything but in reality have nothing (seriously...) this book is for you.

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Powerful and easy-to-use to read

An excellent point of reference for transition and preparing for transition or post transition. A must-read for anyone who thinks, considers, and plots and plans their future.

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Clarity

This is a great book for anyone who senses that life has more meaning than the just being successful. I heard John Maxwell talk about this book in one of his books and it caught interest. Am glad I did because it has helped me answer some very pertinent questions and helped me reshape how I see my second half.

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  • 10-27-15

A phenomenal book.

If you could sum up Halftime in three words, what would they be?

Absolutely masterpiece. Love it. Loads of fantastic points and insights to use straight away.<br/>Highly recommend to anyone. I am very happy with that book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My main character was Jesus. And his influence on the author. Stunning performance.

What about Max Bloomquist’s performance did you like?

He did a fantastic job.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful