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Setting Down Roots: Leaving Behind the Tumbleweed Life
     

Setting Down Roots: Leaving Behind the Tumbleweed Life

by Eddie Hilburn
 
Leaving your past life behind
Plant yourself in community. People used to settle down, find a good job, build a home, raise a family, retire at fifty-five, knit and/or play golf for the rest of their lives. Ah, the quaint, short-lived American Dream. In today’s society, the American Dream is a restless one. We change jobs three, four, five times before

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Leaving your past life behind
Plant yourself in community. People used to settle down, find a good job, build a home, raise a family, retire at fifty-five, knit and/or play golf for the rest of their lives. Ah, the quaint, short-lived American Dream. In today’s society, the American Dream is a restless one. We change jobs three, four, five times before we are forty, to say nothing of retirement age. Technology grants access to our own temporary pseudo-tribe, making it convenient to avoid our own neighbors. And prescription drugs help us to not even care. All the while, what we truly desire is a sense of community and permanence. This is what Eddie Hilburn calls the “tumbleweed life.” And while we can’t change the frenzied pace of life—at least not overnight—we can influence how it affects us. Following the narrative of his own life, Eddie helps us, his fellow wanderers, learn how to put down our roots—no matter how many times we’ve been uprooted in the past. Tyndale House Publishers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576836217
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 8.25(d)

Meet the Author

By the time he reached twenty-five years of age, Eddie Hilburn had lived in a small town, a rural area, a mid-sized city, and an urban area—providing plenty of material for this book. He still finds himself at home on a ranch, at the corner drug store, or downing cups of coffee at Starbucks. Eddie and his family set down their roots in Frankston, Texas, where he pastors First Baptist Church.

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