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In Midlife, God is Not Somewhere Else

A Review of

Threshold of Discovery:
A Field Guide to Spirituality in Midlife

L. Roger Owens

Paperback: Church Publishing, 2019
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Reviewed by Joshua Hale

L, Roger Owens only drove three miles from his house to a local Audubon nature reserve to walk off too many slices of Thanksgiving pie. But it was a gnawing hunger that preoccupied his walking, an already-brewing spiritual crisis now catalyzed by his imminent 40th birthday, until an unbidden thought burst in: “I will take forty walks here in the year after I turn forty to mark this threshold-crossing into midlife” (viii). Beginning on New Year’s Day, he did precisely that.

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