Jump directly to the Content

Hitting the Reset Button

Jon Acuff talks about making plans, dealing with transition, and how pastors can help that process.
Hitting the Reset Button
Image: acuff.me

What does it look like to be caught in transition and learn how to move forward? Author of the new book Do Over, Jon Acuff, spoke with us about this process and how church leaders can help people through such a season of life.

What was the impetus behind this latest project?

I had a massive do-over in my own life from a career perspective. I had been in corporate America for 15 years, had a big career transition, and started to think through how we manage transitions. So I wrote the book because I needed the book and then I went around the country and met with people in Seattle, San Diego, Nashville, Austin, and Pennsylvania to see if they were going through transitions too. That question inspired the book—how do you navigate change?

The further you go in your career, you begin to realize that life is about seasons. It seems Do Over is about helping people navigate change from one season to another.

I think the older you get you do realize that there are seasons you go ...

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe to Christianity Today magazine. Subscribers have full digital access to CT Pastors articles.

Support Our Work

Subscribe to CT for less than $4.25/month

Homepage Subscription Panel

Read These Next

In Word, In Deed
In Word, In Deed
Eugene Cho on the underrated need for quiet works of justice.
From the Magazine
No One Took Christ Out of Christmas
No One Took Christ Out of Christmas
Let’s dispense with our worries that Christmas as we know it isn’t Christian.
Editor's Pick
The Worst (and Best) Passage for Generosity Sermons
The Worst (and Best) Passage for Generosity Sermons
The widow’s mite story is about more than her sacrificial giving.