It is nearly impossible to reach mid-life without some reflection upon one\'s desire to leave a legacy and build for an unseen future. Loritts believes that these yearnings experienced by "second halfers" are actually rooted in a longing for eternity in heaven. He writes, "Those of us who are followers of Christ need to be reminded that there is a place that is really ours, a home for which we are created. God has given us the gift of eternal life and a place in heaven, and He has placed the longing for heaven in our hearts. This is our home, our destiny, and our calling." Loritts\' wisdom is at once down-to-earth and biblical. The reader will see a transparent author who is journeying through these issues himself and will be admonished to examine his or her present priorities in view of eternity.
CRAWFORD LORTTIS (Philadelphia Biblical University; Biola University) is the senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia. He has written numerous articles and is author of six books, including Leadership as an Identity and Lessons from a Life Coach. Dr. Loritts and his wife, Karen, have four grown children and live in the Atlanta, Georgia area.